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12 September 2007: Increased levels in Blowering Dam due to releases from Snowy Hydro into the Murrumbidgee system

Posted by waterweek on 19 September 2007

New Snowy releases ordered: Increased levels in Blowering Dam are largely due to releases from Snowy Hydro into the Murrumbidgee system.

A Department of Water and Energy notice on the Murrumbidgee system said a key difference between water availability this year, and water available in other years, was storage levels in the Snowy Hydro reservoirs were at critical low levels. Storage at 12 September 2007 was

• Burrinjuck Dam 423 (41per cent, -8); and
• Blowering Dam 482 total; (30 per cent +7.

These storage volumes, together with assured inows from Snowy Hydro and water in downstream storages, represent the total water available to the Murrumbidgee Valley. Allocation announcements are based on this total water availability, together with allowance for river losses, normal end of river system flows, and water already used this year.
Bunty Driver t 03 58983900

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