Skip to content

Water for Reedy Swamp

The VEWH has approved a request from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to re-allocate 300 ML of environmental water from Reedy Swamp to Kinnairds Wetland in the Goulburn and Broken wetlands.


The decision was made to improve wetland vegetation such as milfoil and maintain water levels to support the threatened magpie geese which are currently using the wetland.

The re-allocation doesn't impact on the overall watering plans for the Goulburn and Broken wetlands. Reedy Swamp isn't expected to be adversely impacted since it received inflows from recent rain.

The VEWH forecasts that there will be environmental water available to meet foreseeable aquatic plant and animal needs in northern Victoria in 2015-16 and to have enough water to carryover into 2016-17 in the case dry conditions persist.

Further Information

See the Seasonal Watering Statement  [PDF File - 180.3 KB] for more details.

More News

  • Vinifera floodplain

    Water for Vinifera

    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.

  • Working together to bring water to the Moorabool River

    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.

  • 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.