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Latest watering releases

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

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

  • Delivered to Heart Morass
  • Delivered to Sale Common

Snowy system

  • Delivered to Snowy River

Central region

Barwon system

  • Delivered to Hospital Swamps
  • Delivered to Reedy Lake

Moorabool system

  • Delivered to Moorabool River

Yarra system

  • Delivered to Banyule Billabong

Northern region

Broken system

  • Delivered to Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Delivered to Campaspe River

Goulburn system

  • Delivered to Goulburn River
  • Delivered to Reedy Swamp

Loddon system

  • 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.

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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

Reedy Lake with little water in dry conditions

Why do we water when it’s dry?

In dry years, environmental watering is critical protection for our waterways, so they can survive to bounce back when dry conditions ease.

Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo VEWH Co-CEOs

Executive women leading the way as Co-CEOs at the VEWH

The VEWH is thrilled to announce the appointment of Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo as Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs).

Roadmap for water for the environment

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).

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