Murray-Darling Basin
42.5 Releases from storages

Supporting Information

The volumetric value for the line item for the 2010–11 year was 2,095,000 ML. The value applies only to the Southern Basin. The line item includes deliberate releases from Menindee Lake (340,000 ML), Hume Reservoir (1,660,000 ML) and Dartmouth Reservoir (95,000 ML) to downstream river.

Lake Victoria release was calculated to be 270,000 ML, however as this is an off-river storage, the volume has not been included above as it would result in double counting volumes, most notably the spill volumes from Menindee Lakes.  Information from other storages is not available or not relevant to the line item due to cascading effect.

Quantification Approach

Data Source

Murray–Darling Basin Authority's River Murray Operations.

Provided by

Murray–Darling Basin Authority.


Volumes have been estimated by Murray–Darling Basin Authority's River Murray Operations team based on storage volumes and release data.

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations


Uncertainty Information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

There was no corresponding line item in the 2010 Account. A value for the 2009–10 year is not available.