Latest watering releases
The following environmental water releases are currently being delivered or have recently been delivered.
- Delivering to Snowy River
- Delivering to Macalister River
- Delivering to Thomson River
- Delivering to Moorabool River
- Delivering to Hospital Swamps and Reedy Lake
- Delivering to Glenelg River
- Delivering to Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt and Mt William Creeks
- Delivering to D Smith, Lake Danaher, Part of Gap Reserve (Stephen Smith Dam), Roselyn Wetland, Towma (Lake Marlbed), Goulds Reserve, Richard Ferrier, Tchum Lake North Dam and Tchum Lake North Wetland in the Mallee area
- Delivering to Carapugna, Challambra, Crow Swamp, Mutton Swamp, Pinedale, Tarkedia in the Wimmera area
- Delivering to Davis Dam in the north central area
- Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target low flows
- Delivering to Sandy Creek and Heywood Lake in the Mallee area
- Delivering to maintain River Murray flows downstream of Yarrawonga Weir
- Delivering to Goulburn River
- Delivering to Campaspe River
- Delivering to Loddon River
Based on operational data available 23/5/2017.
Baseflow/low flow = a relatively stable, sustained minimum flow. Fresh = small or short watering events which exceed baseflow.
Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program) and the NSW Government.
Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water which is en route for use in 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.Learn More
Seasonal watering plan
A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.Learn More
Rivers and wetlands
- • Barmah Forest
- • Gunbower Creek and Forest
- • Central Murray wetlands
- • Hattah Lakes
- • Lower Murray wetlands
- • Lindsay, Wallpolla and Mulcra
- • Ovens system
- • Goulburn River
- • Goulburn wetlands
- • Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birchs Creek
Environmental water stories
Looking across the expanse of sheep paddocks, it's hard to imagine the landscape dotted with wetlands, but it used to be before it was turned into farms.
The platypus is a uniquely Australian species. Along with echidnas, platypus are part of an exceptional group of mammals which lay eggs, known as monotremes. Yet our ‘duck-billed’, egg-laying icon requires protection.
News and media releases
After wet springs, irrigation demand can decrease over summer. When this happens, flows in the northern sections of the Loddon River, and its tributaries, can slow to a trickle.
Why have one brain when you can have two? The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) is making flexibility in the workplace work to its advantage by appointing Dr Sarina Loo and Trent Wallis as executive officers.
Surveys last month saved a juvenile female platypus from death, wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths says. He discovered the female during the first night of Wimmera Catchment Management Authority surveys in the MacKenzie River with a hair tie wrapped around her neck.