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Postponed: Public Forum: Is ‘Lock Zero’ a solution for the Murray River?

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Update: Due to the temporary closure of the Joinery and the ongoing situation with Covid-19, this event has been postponed to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.

Please stay tuned for updates on a new date/location in coming months for this event. We will contact ticket holders direct once this has been confirmed. 

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for caring about our incredible rivers.


The extended drought in the Northern parts of the Murray Darling Basin is undermining the implementation of key elements in the Basin Plan, as desperate upstream irrigators look to save water in other areas like the Lower Lakes or even to ‘Can the Plan’.

The idea of a weir at Wellington has been raised again, with an assumption that a large volume of water from evaporative savings could be transferred to upstream irrigators. Is Lock Zero a good idea? What impacts would it have on Lower Lakes ecosystems and communities?

Wednesday 25 March 2020
5:30-7:00 pm The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Hosted by Healthy Rivers Ambassadors Anne Jensen & Bob Newman

Supported by Conservation Council of SA

Featuring expert presentations on:

  • How would the proposed weir at Wellington (Lock Zero) operate?
  • What evaporative savings could be transferred to upstream irrigators?
  • How would Lock Zero affect river flows in SA and Lower Lakes, Murray Mouth & Coorong ecosystems?
  • How would Lock Zero affect Lower Lakes communities?

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