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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

Yarra

  • Delivering a fresh to the Yarra River

Wimmera

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

Murray

  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
  • Delivering to Hird Swamp
  • Delivering to maintain River Murray flows through Barmah-Millewa Forest

Goulburn

  • Delivering a fresh to the Goulburn River

Broken

  • Delivering high baseflows to the Lower Broken Creek

Loddon

  • Delivering to the Loddon River

Based on operational data available 21/3/2017.

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

McDonalds Swamp drying 2017

Dry is good

Australians are accustomed to thinking that dry is bad, that drying out means death. However, when it comes to wetlands, the opposite can be true – drying out can mean life.

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Appointments for water or catchment board

Considered being on a Victorian water or catchment board? DELWP is recruiting for appointments to the first Aboriginal Commissioner of the Victorian Environment Water Holder, catchment management authority boards and water corporation boards.

Golden perch

Recovered water goes to the Murray

Native fish will be the beneficiaries of environmental water released into the River Murray this autumn.

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