Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of September 2019.
- Delivered to Heart Morass
- Delivered to Sale Common
- Delivered to Snowy River
- Delivered to Hospital Swamps
- Delivered to Reedy Lake
- Delivered to Moorabool River
- Delivered to Banyule Billabong
- Delivered to Broken Creek
- Delivered to Campaspe River
- Delivered to Goulburn River
- Delivered to Reedy Swamp
- Delivered to Loddon River
Victorian Murray system
- Delivered to Barmah Forest
- Delivered to Central Murray wetlands: Johnson Swamp, Lake Cullen, Round Lake, Wirra-Lo wetland complex
- Delivered to Gunbower Creek
- Delivered to Lake Kramen
- Delivered to Lindsay Island: Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek
- Delivered to Lower Broken Creek
- Delivered to Lower Murray wetlands: Brickworks Billabong, Bridge Creek, Carina Bend, Koorlong Lake, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hawthorn, Liparoo (East and West), Neds Corner (Central, East and Woolshed Creek)
- Delivered to Mulcra Island: Potterwalkagee Creek
- Delivered to Murray River
- Delivered to Wallpolla Island: Sandy Creek, Wallpolla Creek East
Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).
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.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
- • Broken River and Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River system (including Tullaroop, Serpentine and Pyramid creeks)
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birch Creek
Environmental water stories
Water is the magic ingredient in the Australian landscape - its presence a flag that signals to our plants and animals when to bloom and breed and travel. But with many river systems altered beyond recognition, is there still a future for the many creatures that rely on the highs and lows of naturally flowing water? BirdLife Australia’s Darren Quin and the VEWH’s Bruce Paton examine the promising results of environmental water releases at Victoria’s Lake Cullen and reveal that all is not yet lost.
In an exciting first for the Goulburn Wetlands, Gaynor Swamp received 1100 megalitres of environmental water as part of the environmental watering program in 2018.
News and media releases
In dry years, environmental watering is critical protection for our waterways, so they can survive to bounce back when dry conditions ease.
The VEWH is thrilled to announce the appointment of Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo as Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs).
A roadmap for delivering water for the environment to rivers and wetlands across Victoria for the next 12 months has been released by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH).