Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of April 2019.
- Delivering to upper Barwon River
- Delivering to Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps
- Delivering to lower Broken Creek
- Delivering to Campaspe River
- Delivering to Glenelg River
- Delivering to Dowd Morass
- Delivering to Heart Morass
- Delivering to the Latrobe River
- Delivering to Loddon River and Serpentine Creek
- Delivering to Macalister River
- Delivering to Upper Jacksons Creek
- Delivering to Moorabool River
- Delivering to Gunbower Creek
- Delivering to Wirra Lo wetland complex, Lake Murphy, Johnson Swamp, Round Lake and Lake Elizabeth in the central Murray wetlands
- Delivering flows through Mullaroo Creek at Lindsay Island
- Delivering to Brickworks Billabong, Vinifera floodplain, Burra Creek North, Burra Creek South and Lake Hawthorn in the lower Murray wetlands
- Delivering to Tarago River
- Delivering to Werribee River
- Delivering to Wimmera River, lower Mt William Creek, MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
- Delivering to Paul Barclay wetland in the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands
- Delivering to the Yarra River
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
- • Birchs 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
Water for the environment is being delivered to Vinifera during April and May to support the many waterbirds, microbats, frogs, sugar gliders and wallabies that live on or visit the floodplain.
To help combat dry conditions and improve river health and habitat for native fish, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder has secured an additional one-off volume of water for the environment for the Moorabool River.
The VEWH announced the sale of up to 10 gigalitres of allocation in northern Victoria on 15 March 2019. This sale of allocation has now been completed.