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The River Murray

The River Murray

The River Murray is central to the life and development of South Australia. It has played an important role in our history and has helped us get to where we are today.

SA Water plays an active role in managing the River Murray in South Australia. This management includes monitoring, reporting, and lock management.

High flows in the River Murray

All navigation passes at the locks and weirs have now been re-instated following the recent high flow period. Weir pools will return to their normal operating ranges in early to mid-January.

Lock One remains higher than the operating level due to the recession of the high flows, however it will also soon reduce in height over the coming week.

Boat operators are advised to take caution over the next few weeks, as floating debris has been noted in and around the locks and weirs.

Updated information will be available on this page.

LAST UPDATE: 4/1/17

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Various suburbs
  • 15/03/2017
  • Water Quality
  • Some Adelaide Hills customers may notice changes in the taste and/or smell of their tap water, as we work hard to reduce the impact of an algal bloom in the Summit Reservoir.
    The algal bloom is causing a naturally occurring compound called geosmin, which can affect water taste and odour, but is harmless to health. The water remains safe to drink.
    We expect customers in the following areas may notice this change: Mount Barker, Balhannah, Oakbank, Verdun, Hahndorf, Heathfield, Stirling, Crafers, Lenswood, Lobethal, Woodside, Brukunga, Mount Torrens, Birdwood, Gumeracha, Kersbrook, Cudlee Creek, Wistow, Nairne, Littlehampton, Strathalbyn, Clayton, Milang, Langhorne Creek and Bridgewater.
    We have made changes to our treatment processes at the Summit Water Treatment Plant to reduce the level of geosmin in the water.    
    Our testing shows no algae has been detected in the network and it has been completely removed as part of our normal treatment process.
    If our customers have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Rugby St
  • Dover Gardens
  • 26/03/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 28/03/2017 08:00 PM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 29/03/2017 04:00 AM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Dover Gardens. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.


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