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Latest watering releases

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

Latrobe

  • Delivering to Dowd Morass

Snowy

  • Delivering variable flows to Snowy River

Yarra

  • Delivering to Banyule Billabong

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Delivering to Corack Lake in the North Central region

Campaspe

  • Delivering low flows to Campaspe River

Goulburn

  • Delivering baseflows to Goulburn River

Broken

  • Delivering high baseflows to Lower Broken Creek

Murray

  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
  • Delivering targeted flows to Barmah-Millewa Forest
  • Delivering to Round Lake and Lake Elizabeth in central Murray wetlands

Loddon

  • Delivering low flows to the Loddon River

Thomson

  • Delivering baseflows to the Thomson River 

Based on operational data available 6/12/2016.

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 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

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

Silver perch

Floods trigger fish breeding frenzy

Minor flooding in rivers and creeks across the Goulburn Broken catchment have triggered a native fish breeding frenzy.

Swan nest

Building on bird breeding boom

Environmental water is being released into Barmah Forest wetlands to support the waterbird breeding boom triggered by the recent high natural Murray River flows.

Loddon

Flow to mitigate against toxic blackwater threat

The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is kickstarting plans to mitigate against potential toxic blackwater outbreaks in parts of the Loddon River.

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