The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s ‘The Living Murray Works and Measures’ programis a $270 million initiative to complement the delivery of environmental flows and improve the health of the Murray River. The program funds infrastructure to deliver and manage water for environmental benefit.
AWMA regulators allow natural high flows to be delivered efficiently and effectively to the Mulcra Island floodplain (part of the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands icon site) enabling maximum use of environmental water. Designed, manufactured and installed by AWMA, the range of control structures will be manually operated to mimic natural flooding regimes.
A total of 114 modular stopboard segments (plus frames and lifting mechanisms), a TLF top seal penstock and fish screen, were tailor made to meet the specific requirements of sites up to 8m wide and 5m high.
The Living Murray project is implemented in the local region by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), on behalf of the Department of Sustainability and Environment and in partnership with Parks Victoria. Construction works are being managed by SA Water and undertaken by Leed Engineering to whom AWMA is a proud supplier.
This project is only one of the many environmental projects AWMA is currently delivering. Custom designed solutions provide the opportunity to address specific project and site considerations for maximum outcomes.