Upcoming water releases

Water releases and changes to lake levels

Every year we receive numerous requests for changes to water levels and river flows, and when and where possible, we will try to safely accommodate the requests.

 

Requests for water releases cover a range of areas - everything from helping irrigators following below average rains; bolstering a town's water supply to support water-based events for rowers, canoeists, kayakers; to training exercises for emergency service personnel.

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Upcoming water releases

Approved water releases are subject to our terms and conditions which can be found on our request form. The person responsible for the request must assess if the desired water flow is appropriate for the intended activity or use and undertakes such at their own risk.

The details of a water release can change at any time. We reserve the right to cancel a water release at any time due to safety or operational reasons and have no liability for any impacts or loss incurred as a result.

Before setting out, it's important to read the terms and conditions, check water levels and plan your trip accordingly.

Have questions?

If you have any questions about the water releases noted below please contact us at water.recreation@hydro.com.au and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible, or give us a call during office hours on (03) 6240 2208.

The following table is updated weekly.

Mersey River below Rowallan Power Station
 Date Start time
End
time

Reason
19.01.2021  10.00 14.00 Paddle Week - time changed
20.01.2021 10.00 14.00 Paddle Week -time changed

   



Forth River below Paloona Power Station
 Date Start time
End
time

Reason
n/a      



King River below John Butters Power Station
 Date Start time
End time
Reason
21.01.2021 09.00 13.00 Paddle Week
22.01.2021 09.00 13.00 Commercial and Paddle Week
25.01.2021 09.00 11.00 Commercial
27.01.2021 09.00 11.00 Commercial
29.01.2021 09.00 11.00 Commercial



Bradys Slalom Course
 Date Start time
End
time

Reason
23.01.2021 09.00 17.00 Paddle Week
24.01.2021 09.00 17.00 Paddle Week 



Cataract Gorge at First Basin
 Date Start time
End time
Reason
25.01.2021 08.00 15.00 Paddle Week 
26.01.2021 08.00 15.00 Paddle Week 



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