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Latest watering releases

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

Snowy

  • Delivering to Snowy River

Moorabool

  • Delivering to Moorabool River

Barwon

  • Delivering to Hospital Swamps and Reedy Lake

Glenelg

  • Delivering to Glenelg 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 and Heywood Lake

Broken

  • Delivering to Lower Broken Creek

Loddon

  • Delivering to Loddon River and Pyramid Creek

Based on operational data available 18/4/2017.

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

Juvenile golden perch

Co-ordinated flows in three rivers a boost for native fish

The co-ordination of environmental flows in three rivers has been used to distribute Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua), Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus) and other native fish across river networks throughout parts of the southern Murray-Darling Basin.

Lake Hawthorn

Lake Hawthorn teeming with bird life

An early morning or evening walk around Lake Hawthorn at the moment is a treat for nature-lovers. Thousands of birds are in temporary residence at the lake in response to seasonal conditions and the availability of water at the saline wetland at Cabarita west of Mildura.

Wallhalla Rd bridge, Thomson River

Delivering a healthier Thomson River

More water will flow through the Thomson River, with the Andrews Labor Government taking the next step in delivering an additional eight gigalitres of water.

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