Melbourne Water have confirmed that the river level will return to normal soon after Easter. To quote Keiran Croker, Communications Manager
With mostly fine weather in the new year, progress has been good. Construction of the weir structure itself is progressing at the moment and is due for completion after Easter by mid April. Around that time the diversion of flows will cease and flows will commence over the new weir.
Landscaping works are not expected to be complete until Spring, but that won’t be troubling the trees along the river or the paddling community!
Photograph credit: Tom Burke