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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.

Broken

  • Delivering to lower Broken Creek

Glenelg

  • Delivering to Glenelg River

Loddon

  • Delivering to Loddon River

Moorabool

  • Delivering to Moorabool River

Murray

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

Werribee

  • Delivering to Werribee River

Wimmera

  • 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

Cullen waders - Red neck Stint and Red Capped Plover by Adrian Martins courtesy NCCMA

Restoring chaos

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.

Brolgas in flight at Gaynor Swamp, by Pat Feehan

Gaynor Swamp - exciting results for environmental watering in the Goulburn Wetlands

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

Update - Water sale in northern Victoria

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.

Murray River at Ned's Corner

Water sale in northern Victoria 2019

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) will sell a small portion of its water allocation in the northern Victorian water market. Up to 10 gigalitres of Murray allocation will be made available through selected brokers from March this year.

Reflections 2017-18 cover

Water for the environment is for everyone

Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria 2017-18 demonstrates that waterways are at the heart of healthy communities and have been strengthened by the establishment of Victoria’s environmental watering program.

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