Merri Creek

We set trigger levels using historical stream flow data for both the implementation and lifting of bans on the taking and use of water. Bans are implemented or lifted when a catchment-specific trigger has been met.  The triggers have been set to ensure water is shared fairly between licenced diverters and the environment.

Trigger levels

Dates Ban Restriction
1 Jan - 31 Dec 2 N/A

Bans are implemented or lifted when a catchment-specific trigger has been met, based on an instantaneous stream flow.

Cannot resume taking water until the 7 day average is greater than 2.0

The full details for the licence conditions can be found in the local management plan for Merri Creek.

Flow history

Date Flow (ML/d)
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Flow levels are monitored by gauges (data logging stations) that provide continuous flow readings. The data logging station for Arundel Merri Creek is located at Somerton (229603A)