Led by the SASES, state government agencies are working alongside councils, contractors, landholders and businesses to prepare the community for the high river levels which are expected to endure until February 2023.
New data shows the predicted River Murray flow levels into South Australia have increased to at least 175 gigalitres per day by December 2022 due to ongoing rain throughout the Murray Darling Basin.
River communities should consider these new figures as part of their flood emergency preparedness. This includes factoring in potential road and ferry closures, disruptions to the power network and reduced services.
In this segment, we hear updates from Kimberley Williamson – Senior Operations Officer, Water Delivery, Department for Environment and Water and Robert Charlton – SASES Chief of Staff.
SASES are encouraging River Murray communities to use the new mapping tool that’s now available on the SES website. They can use the tool to check if their property is at risk of flooding.
Links to SA government departments, SA councils and organisations with information related to the River Murray high flows can be found on the SA Government River Murray high flows web page.