Griffith City Council is working closely with Murrumbidgee Irrigation to proactively manage the inflows of water through the Mirrool Creek system and the East Mirrool Regulator (EMR) at Yenda.
Significant rainfall across the region in the upper catchment may see increased flows into Mirrool Creek, resulting in minor flooding over the coming weeks.
Council will instruct Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) to enact the floodway protocols when required and are working together to manage the water through the Mirrool Creek system within the Griffith LGA. The purpose-built automated infrastructure at the EMR is in place to manage the water flows.
“We will be monitoring levels and using automated infrastructure to meet the objectives of allowing maximum passage of floodwater through the Mirrool Creek system,” Council’s Director Utilities, Graham Gordon said.
These inflows into the Creek will also result in water over the roads/bridges at locations including Widgelli and Benerembah. Please take care when driving through these crossings and drive to the conditions.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said he is in contact with Council staff and Murrumbidgee Irrigation who are managing the situation.
“Council is working with Murrumbidgee Irrigation and will enact the relevant protocols when required and are actively working to manage the water flowing into Mirrool Creek as a result of a large amount of rainfall in the upper catchment,” said Councillor Curran.
“Infrastructure is in place at the EMR to manage the inflows which are expected to flow through the system over the coming weeks. Rest assured there are measures in place and Council and Murrumbidgee Irrigation are taking the necessary steps to manage the situation.”