Victorian Environmental Water Holding

Water Holdings

The 'Water Holdings' are the environmental water entitlements held by the VEWH as at 30 April 2015.

The table below outlines the environmental entitlements and bulk entitlements currently held by the VEWH, including those held in trust for the Living Murray.

System

Entitlement

Volume (ML)

Class of entitlement

Latrobe

 

Latrobe River Environmental Entitlement 2011

n/a1

Unregulated

Blue Rock Environmental Entitlement 201318,7372Share of inflow

Thomson

Bulk Entitlement (Thomson River – Environment) Order 20053

10,000

High

Macalister

Macalister River Environmental Entitlement 2010

12,461

6,230

High

Low

Yarra

Yarra Environmental Entitlement 20063

17,000

55

High

Unregulated

Tarago

Tarago and Bunyip Rivers Environmental Entitlement 2009

3,0002

n/a

Share of inflow

Passing flows

Werribee

Werribee River Environmental Entitlement 2011

n/a2

Share of inflow

Barwon

Barwon River Environmental Entitlement 2011

n/a1

Unregulated

Moorabool

Moorabool River Environmental Entitlement 20103

7,0862

Share of inflow

Wimmera and Glenelg

Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers Environmental Entitlement 20103,5

40,560

1,000

Pipeline product

Wetland product

Goulburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goulburn River Environmental Entitlement 2010

8,851

3,140

High

Low

Goulburn River Environmental Entitlement 2010

1,432

High

Environmental Entitlement (Goulburn system - NVIRP Stage 1) 2012

31,6796High

Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn System – Snowy Environmental Reserve) Order 2004

30,252

8,156

High

Low

Environmental Entitlement (Goulburn System – Living Murray) 2007

39,625

156,980

High

Low

Silver and Wallaby Creeks Environmental Entitlement 200630Passing flow only

Water Shares – Snowy River Environmental Reserve

6,121

17,852

High

Low

Campaspe

 

Environmental Entitlement (Campaspe River – Living Murray Initiative) 2007

126

5,048

High

Low

Campaspe River Environmental Entitlement 2013

20,652

2,966

High

Low

Loddon

 

 

Bulk Entitlement (Loddon River – Environmental Reserve) Order 20055

8,270

2,024

High

Low

Environmental Entitlement (Birch Creek – Bullarook System) 20093,5

100

n/a7

Water Shares – Snowy River Environmental Reserve

470

High

Murray

 

 

 

 

 

Bulk Entitlement (River Murray – Flora and Fauna) Conversion Order 1999

29,782

3,894

40,000

High

Low

Unregulated

Bulk Entitlement (River Murray – Flora and Fauna) Conversion Order 1999 – Barmah-Millewa Forest Environmental Water Allocation

50,000

25,000

High

Low

Environmental Entitlement (River Murray – NVIRP Stage 1) 201221,9656High

Bulk Entitlement (River Murray – Flora and Fauna)
Conversion Order 1999 – Living Murray

9,589

101,850

34,300

High

Low

Unregulated

Bulk Entitlement (River Murray – Snowy Environmental Reserve)
Conversion Order 2004

29,794

High

Water shares – Snowy Environmental Reserve

14,671

6,423

High

Low

Notes:
n/a = not applicable

  1. Use of these entitlements is dependent upon suitable river heights, as specified in both the Latrobe and Barwon environmental entitlements.
  2. Water is accumulated continuously according to a share of inflows (Blue Rock 9%, Tarago system 10.3%, Werribee system 10%, Moorabool system 11.9%) and this volume represents the maximum that can be stored at any time. The actual volume available in any year varies according to inflows.
  3. In addition to volumetric entitlement, the entitlement also includes passing flows.
  4. This volume represents the average annual entitlement volume. The entitlements consist of passing flows and a percentage share of inflows into storage (10.3 percent – Tarago; 10 percent – Werribee; 11.9 percent – Moorabool), with the actual volume available in any year varying depending upon inflow conditions.
  5. In addition to volumetric entitlement, the entitlement also includes unregulated flows.
  6. This entitlement volume is equal to one-third of the total water savings from GMW Connections Project Stage 1, as verified in the latest audit (including mitigation water).
  7. Allocation against this entitlement is made subject to specific triggers, as specified in the entitlement.

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