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Latest watering releases

The following environmental water releases are currently being delivered or have recently been delivered.

Snowy

  • Delivering variable flows to Snowy River

Moorabool

  • Delivering to Moorabool River

Wimmera

  • Delivering to Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers, Burnt Creek and Mt William Creek

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Delivering to Fieldings Dam 

Murray

  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
  • Delivering to Boals Deadwood wetland within Barmah-Millewa Forest

Broken

  • Delivering high baseflows to Lower Broken Creek

Loddon

  • Delivering to Loddon River

Ovens

  • Delivering from Lake Buffalo to the Buffalo/Ovens River

Based on operational data available 14/2/2017.

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.

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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

From farmland to wetland

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.

Platypus

Protecting platypus

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

Brian Murrell

Fish tagged to solve mystery of reappearing perch

In 2010 long-time fisherman Brian Murrell reeled in something he didn't expect to see while fishing in the Glenelg River near Casterton.

Glenelg River

Salty to fresh

After a cooler than average summer, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is about to release the second environmental water flow in the Glenelg River for the 2016/ 2017 summer period.

Goulburn River to get a drink

Providing plants on the banks of the lower Goulburn River a well-needed late summer drink could also encourage golden perch to migrate from the Murray River to the Goulburn.

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