|Due to the increased flow upstream of the South Australian border, the Department for Environment and Water predicts that flow in the River Murray is likely to reach a peak of between 40,000 ML/day and 45, 000 ML/day in the first two weeks of July 2022. The flow is expected to exceed 40,000 ML/day on or around 27 June 2022. At this flow rate, inundation above normal pool level is expected to be limited to low-lying areas of the floodplain. However, the main River Murray channel is expected to experience high flow. Operating watercraft and swimming in the main River Murray channel can be more hazardous during high flow. Submerged objects, debris and the force of the current can present a risk to public safety. People operating watercraft, swimming, canoeing or participating in other activities on the main River Murray channel are advised to be aware of the risk of high flow, and take precautions to protect life and property. Backwaters, lakes and other parts of the river away from the main channel are likely to be less affected by the high flows, and present lower risks to life and property. |
Requests for assistance for on-water incidents or inundation of property should be directed to the SA State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.
For life-threatening emergencies call 000.
Planned Supply Outage
From 9pm Tuesday 21 June to 11.59pm Wednesday 22 June 2022
The Trust will be undertaking essential maintenance on infrastructure in the area outlined on the map below on Wednesday 22 June 2022. Water supply will cease in this area from 9pm Tuesday 21 June and be restored at 11.59pm Wednesday 22 June 2022.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
ThincLab AgTech Bootcamp – 15 and 16 June
Renmark Irrigation Trust prize: $1,500 cash!
The ThincLab AgTech Innovation Bootcamp is taking place in Renmark on the 15th & 16th of June. If you would like to be part of solving key challenges in the Agriculture sector, and you enjoy working with others and learning new skills, come along and be part of a fantastic day and a half of workshops, brainstorming and collaboration.
Workshops and activities include:
- Intro to AgTech by Emma Leonard (AgriKnowHow)
- Lego Serious Play by Convivial Ideas
- Emerging Technologies and Prototyping by Enabled and Xamin
- Develop your Pitch by Talent Academy
Full schedule for the bootcamp can be viewed here
Participants can win the following prizes!
- 1st: $2,000 Cash
- 2nd: $1,000 Cash
- 3rd: $500 Cash
- Renmark Irrigation Trust prize: $1,500 cash
Registrations close 9 June 2022 so please register your attendance now!
Participation in the Bootcamp is free of charge. Meals and refreshments are provided throughout the event.
VitiVisor Presentation at Riverland Wine – 9 June
The three-year, Hands-off Ha (VitiVisor) project, funded by Wine Australia, University of Adelaide and Riverland Wine is nearing completion.
A VitiVisor presentation will be held at the Loxton Research Centre on Thursday, June 9, 2022
Bookings are essential
Please RSVP to Riverland Wine
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone 8584 5816
Project details contact Project Manager, Brad Nott
Email: email@example.com | 0417 866 424
Woolenook Japanese Internment Camp
Come and hear about our ‘work in progress’ on the role of the Japanese woodcutters from Woolenook internment camp in keeping the lights on and the pumps running in WWII
A shortage of diesel in WWII created a demand for wood as fuel to produce electricity, which the Trust provided to Renmark, the townships of Paringa, Lyrup, Berri, and Loveday Internment Camp. Drawing on interviews from Renmark’s residents, and 80-year-old photographs, this talk by RIT staff uncovers the critical role of Japanese woodcutters in the running of RIT pumps.
Our sessions have now finished. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the relationship between the Trust and the Japanese Internment camp at Woolenook Bend in World War II.
2022-23 SA River Murray Opening Allocations 100%
The projected minimum opening allocation for South Australian River Murray irrigators for the 2022–23 water year is 100%
With the projected minimum opening allocation being greater than 50%, carryover of allocations from 2021–22 will not be available in 2022–23.
As the projected minimum opening allocation is 100% for the 2022–23 water year, no more allocation announcements are scheduled for the 2022–23 water year. In mid-June 2022 the volume of water available for allocation will be gazetted and allocations issued for use from 1 July 2022.
Private Carryover – have your say!
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board has released an updated draft Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse for comment.
The proposed changes will remove ‘rollover’ and forfeiture of carryover volumes and will allow carryover to be used in the year that it is granted.
Consultation on the proposed changes opens this week.
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is keen to hear community views and invites all interested people to to attend the online or in-person information sessions.
Online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8C27SCZ
Online webinars: March 1 and 3
In person drop-in sessions – 22 March (Murray Bridge) and 23 March (Berri)
More information is available here
Murray-Darling Basin information in one place
The Bureau of Meteorology has a new portal which centralises up-to-date information about storages, allocations and trading information in the Murray-Darling Basin catchment area.
There are also links to information about Water Resource Management, Water for the Environment and roles and responsibilities of state jurisdictions and federal authorities.
Have a look at the portal here https://mdbwip.bom.gov.au/The-Murray-Darling-Basin/#4.6/-31.5/147
Infrastructure upgrades to Bookmark Creek
The Department for Environment and Water has released artist impressions of the Bookmark Creek rehabilitation program, as part of the $37. 6 million Sustainable Riverland Environments program.
Upgrades to the Jane Eliza Inlet regulator include a multi-purpose passage for aquatic life such as fish and turtles as well as a canoe passage, and a pedestrian bridge.
The work at Nelwart Street Bridge will replace existing infrastructure and the upgrade will dramatically improve connectivity and movement for native fish. The existing regulator currently restricts flow and impedes fish movement so the proposed works seek to improve access to habitat for large-bodied native fish.
Recreational users such as kayakers will be able to paddle from the top structure, travel down Bookmark Creek and loop back to the top via the river.
The impressions can be viewed here .
Feedback is welcome by Monday 7 February 2022.
Holiday Period Office Closure
Please be advised that the Trust Main Office will be closed from 5pm Thursday 23 December 2021 and will re-open 8.30am Tuesday 4 January 2022.
For water orders irrigation issues, please call 8586 6050.
Water orders can be placed by phone between 8.30 and 10.30am only. Please book online or call 8586 5859 to use the 24-hour keypad ordering service if you need to book outside these hours.