AnswerID: 441225 Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 10:58
Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
I am about to put up a blog about the volume of the water coming into South Australia
via the Murray River
. As you personally know and any visitor to any Town along the Murray in South Australia
, the flood levels are recorded and shown to remind people just how divesting the floods were.
We drove the Murraylands section of the Murray last weekend (for people outside of South Australia
, the River Murray tourist areas are divided into two separate areas, The Riverland is the section of Murray from the Victoria
/ South Australia
Border through to Morgan and the Murraylands is from Morgan down to the Sea)
The flow rate last weekend was around 55,000 Megalitres per day at Lock 1 at Blanchetown
and was expected to peek at 90,000 per day within the next month or so. Now due to higher evaporation rates at Lake Victoria
, the revised peek has now been set at 80,000 Megalitres per day. Either way, there is still a lot of water to come down the Murray within the coming weeks.
Keep up your great work.
Murray River flow rates last weekend at Lock 1
Recoded Flood levels at lock 1
The above photo
still does not do justice to the 1956 mother of all floods. The highest shown level on this reminder post was the 1931 flood. To show the level of the '56 flood, a new and taller sign would be needed, as it was over 2.6 metres higher than the '31 levels.
Better example of the flood levels at Morgan
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