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Title: Mildura Lock closure notice
Post by: Editor on December 14, 2012, 01:00:12 AM
Mildura Lock closure on 18 and 19 December 2012
11 December 2012 - MDBA

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority and Goulburn–Murray Water today advised that Mildura Lock will be closed for two days on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 December 2012.

Navigation via the river will not be available during this period.

The last opportunity for boat passage through the Mildura Lock will be 4pm on Monday 17 December.

It is expected that boat passage will resume from 10am on Thursday 20 December. The contractor and GMW staff will be working out–of–hours to minimise the disruption to the use of the lock.

Normal operations of the Mildura Weir pool are expected to continue while the lock is closed. The temporary closure of the lock is essential to allow access for a crane to the fishway construction site at Mildura Weir. The crane will be used to install a steel coffer dam around the fishway site, prior to construction of the fishway re–commencing in mid–January 2013. The MDBA and GMW will issue another media release if the dates of the lock closure are expected to change.

Boat operators and other river users are advised to take this lock closure into account when planning their activities on the river.