Dartmouth Dam increasing flows

THE release of water from Lake Dartmouth will increase significantly from today.

It has recently been 4000 megalitres daily, but will lift to 6000 megalitres.

The Mitta River level at Colemans will rise from a gauge height of 2.05 metres to 2.35 metres.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has advised landholders and river users, including pumpers, to take varying flows into account and make any necessary adjustments to activities.

Releases are likely to remain at 6000 megalitres daily for about one week before being gradually reduced to about 4000 megalitres by February.

The flow at Tallandoon will rise from a gauge height of 2.45 metres to 2.75 metres by late today.

Lake Dartmouth is storing 3680 gigalitres which is 96 per cent capacity.

The releases to bolster Lake Hume will provide additional flood mitigation capacity at Dartmouth for the coming winter and spring without affecting the security of supply to downstream water users.

The authority routinely updates the flow forecasts on its website at mdba.gov.au/river-data.