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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of January 2019.


  • Delivering to lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to Glenelg River


  • Delivering to Loddon River


  • Delivering to Moorabool River


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering flows through Mullaroo Creek at Lindsay Island


  • Delivering to Werribee River


  • Delivering to Wimmera River, lower Mt William Creek, MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek

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.

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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

Ranch Billabong

Watering of Ranch Billabong, a first for culture and environment

Culture, environment and community came together to mark a significant occasion for the Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) and Wotjobaluk Traditional Owners, as a program of environmental watering at The Ranch Billabong in Dimboola began on 14 December 2018.

Creature Feature: Introducing Gile’s Planigale

Move over Skippy, we have a contender for the cutest little marsupial around. The Gile's Planigale (also known as 'Paucident Planigale') has brindled, cinnamon-grey fur, a triangular face and is similar in size to a match box.

News and media releases

Snowy River

Water trading strategy 2018-19

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released a new trade strategy to transparently outline where we plan to buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2018-19.

Loddon at Kerang

Victoria's rivers and wetlands get a helping hand from watering plan

Rivers and wetlands across Victoria will benefit from the Victorian Environmental Water Holder's statewide plan for environmental watering over 2018-19.

West Barwon Reservoir

New Upper Barwon Environmental Entitlement application in progress

The Minister for Water is currently considering the VEWH's application to establish a new Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement.

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