Restrictions have been reduced for people wanting to access the River Murray between the South Australian Border and Lock 3 near Overland Corner.
In Zone A, B and C (SA border to Overland Corner), people can now operate a motorised vessel (including a jet-ski, but not a houseboat). However, they must not exceed a speed of 10 knots or tow a person from the vessel.
People can fish or yabby from their motorised boats in Zones A, B and C.
However, they cannot:
- go within 50 metres upstream of, or under, the Paringa Bridge
- go within 1100 metres of the Ral Ral Bridge,
- exceed a speed of 4 knots within 250m of a levee or within 250 metres from the location of any dwelling or buildings, where it is partially or wholly submerged.
Only those with a permitted purpose are able to operate a human powered vessel, swim, bathe or dive in the river or operate a houseboat or pontoon boat.
Everyone in the open area of a vessel must wear a lifejacket equivalent to a level 50 standard or above if in the open area of a vessel of up to 12 metres in length.
This comes after the State Coordinator signed Emergency Management (River Murray) (No 3) Direction 2022, which came at 2.27pm today, 18 January 2023.
For a full list of restrictions to go SA.GOV.AU – Restrictions (www.sa.gov.au)