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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of April 2019.

Barwon

  • Delivering to upper Barwon River
  • Delivering to Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps

Broken

  • Delivering to lower Broken Creek

Campaspe

  • Delivering to Campaspe River

Glenelg

  • Delivering to Glenelg River

Latrobe

  • Delivering to Dowd Morass
  • Delivering to Heart Morass
  • Delivering to the Latrobe River

Loddon

  • Delivering to Loddon River and Serpentine Creek

Macalister

  • Delivering to Macalister River

Maribyrnong

  • Delivering to Upper Jacksons Creek

Moorabool

  • Delivering to Moorabool River

Murray

  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering to Wirra Lo wetland complex, Lake Murphy, Johnson Swamp, Round Lake and Lake Elizabeth in the central Murray wetlands
  • Delivering flows through Mullaroo Creek at Lindsay Island
  • Delivering to Brickworks Billabong, Vinifera floodplain, Burra Creek North, Burra Creek South and Lake Hawthorn in the lower Murray wetlands

Tarago

  • Delivering to Tarago River

Werribee

  • Delivering to Werribee River

Wimmera

  • Delivering to Wimmera River, lower Mt William Creek, MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
  • Delivering to Paul Barclay wetland in the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

Yarra

  • Delivering to the Yarra River

Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).

Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water for households, industry and farming).

How do we know it works?

To measure the success of environmental watering, it is important to draw on the large body of scientific and community knowledge that exists about Victoria’s rivers and wetlands.

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Seasonal watering plan

A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.

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Environmental water stories

Cullen waders - Red neck Stint and Red Capped Plover by Adrian Martins courtesy NCCMA

Restoring chaos

Water is the magic ingredient in the Australian landscape - its presence a flag that signals to our plants and animals when to bloom and breed and travel. But with many river systems altered beyond recognition, is there still a future for the many creatures that rely on the highs and lows of naturally flowing water? BirdLife Australia’s Darren Quin and the VEWH’s Bruce Paton examine the promising results of environmental water releases at Victoria’s Lake Cullen and reveal that all is not yet lost.

Brolgas in flight at Gaynor Swamp, by Pat Feehan

Gaynor Swamp - exciting results for environmental watering in the Goulburn Wetlands

In an exciting first for the Goulburn Wetlands, Gaynor Swamp received 1100 megalitres of environmental water as part of the environmental watering program in 2018.

News and media releases

Vinifera floodplain

Water for Vinifera

Water for the environment is being delivered to Vinifera during April and May to support the many waterbirds, microbats, frogs, sugar gliders and wallabies that live on or visit the floodplain.

Working together to bring water to the Moorabool River

To help combat dry conditions and improve river health and habitat for native fish, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder has secured an additional one-off volume of water for the environment for the Moorabool River.

Update - Water sale in northern Victoria

The VEWH announced the sale of up to 10 gigalitres of allocation in northern Victoria on 15 March 2019. This sale of allocation has now been completed.

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