About high flows
The flow of water into South Australia via the Murray River has continued to climb in recent weeks and is expected to increase. People are encouraged to access information about river flow volumes from the SA River Murray Flow report on the Department of Environment and Water website. An updated report is produced each Friday.
How do I find the latest information about the high flows?
For up-to-date information about high flows and high flow predictions, head to the Department of Environment and Water website. In addition to weekly River Murray Flow Reports, you can also see a list of current warnings, frequently asked questions, and a suite of mapping tools to support flood planning and response:
- Inundation mapping for major towns - to help assess the possible extent of inundation for different flow scenarios for major towns along the River Murray
- Flood awareness mapping - view potential areas inundated at different flow levels
- River Murray infrastructure mapping - view structures on the River Murray floodplain that could now be submerged due to high flows in the river
- River Murray inundation mapping - to help assess the possible extent of inundation for different flow scenarios.
- Estimated water levels by flow rate - as a map and a table
- Estimated flow durations for two scenarios (165GL/day and 200GL/day peak flow at the SA border)
Where can I find out about flood-related road closures?
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport's website includes the most up-to-date information about road access.
The department has also prepared maps for Berri, Waikerie, Swan Reach and Murray Bridge regions to indicate the travel impact due to expected road and ferry closures as water levels rise.
What role does the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board play in times of high river flows?
Many of the river’s wetlands and floodplains will receive additional water as a result of the high flows. The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s wetland team will continue to monitor key sites over the coming month to increase our understanding on how these environments respond to high flows.
Subscribe to our fortnightly e-newsletter, Murraylands and Riverland Landscape News, to keep updated.
How can I be prepared for a flood event?
Planning and preparation are key in minimising the impacts of a potential flood event. The SES has online resources to help you understand what to do before, during and after a flood event.
Please contact your local council for more information or advice regarding high flows in your local area
Where can I find more resources and support?
DEW flood information
SA SES River Murray high flows 2022
SA SES current warnings and incidents
Weather forecast - Bureau of Meteorology
Road closures - Department for Infrastructure and Transport
Ferry locations and operational status - SA.gov.au
Mosquito safety - SA Health
This webpage was last updated on Monday 21 November 2022.