Arrangements for Flood Warning Services in Victoria
February 2001



A6. Working Arrangements between the Bureau of Meteorology & Murray Darling Basin Commission for the Murray River

The principles and guidelines agreed to between the Bureau of Meteorology and the Murray Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) for prediction of flood levels along the Murray River are contained within bilateral working arrangements. The objectives of these working arrangements are to ensure:

  1. The public receive consistent and timely advice on current and predicted flood levels along the Murray River.
  2. The operational activities make the best use of the available resources from both authorities.
The working arrangements contain strategies and procedures which address:
  • Communications between the Bureau and MDBC in times of flood;
  • Hume Dam and Yarrawonga Weir flow information lines;
  • Flood warnings issued by the Bureau;
  • Other information;
  • Non operational cooperation.

The detailed information is primarily of concern only to the Bureau and MDBC but still forms part of the overall arrangements for flood warning services in Victoria. Updating of the working arrangements is the responsibility of the Bureau and MDBC.

     Dartmouth Dam spilling floodwater for the first time, July 1990. Photograph, Murray Darling Basin Commission

Dartmouth Dam spilling floodwater for the first time, July 1990. Photograph, Murray Darling Basin Commission



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