“Due to flood waters from the Campaspe River boaters should note that boating conditions on the Murray River around Echuca-Moama are extremely hazardous. A large amount of debris has been flushed into the Murray River, with more flood water expected to enter the Murray River from the Goulburn River further upstream of Echuca-Moama. Debris will be a potential hazard in the area for some time and skippers are reminded that they must operate at a safe speed at all times.”
Dunn urged people to keep off flood affected waterways unless absolutely necessary until conditions return to normal.
“When conditions return to normal boaters should also be aware that navigation aids may be misplaced or missing due to the floods and therefore they should take the necessary precautions when navigating these rivers,” he said. “Emergency closures to parts of the river are sometimes implemented by the SES, so it’s important to check for conditions and closures before boating.”
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