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About the region

Local Aboriginal communities have an enduring connection to these sites, many of which have important heritage values (such as scar trees, middens, burial sites, artefacts and ovens). Waterways across the northern region provide highly valued amenity and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors as well as business opportunities from tourism. Importantly, these waterways also support irrigated agriculture which contributes significantly to Australia's prosperity through food and fibre production.

Environmental water available for use in the northern Victorian systems is held in the Ovens, Murray, Goulburn, Broken, Loddon and Campaspe storages, which also hold water for consumptive water entitlements. The water systems of the northern region are highly connected. Infrastructure and water trading allows water to move from one system to another. This allows environmental water to move between systems for delivery to priority environmental sites across northern Victoria, if needed. However, most environmental water in these systems is prioritised to provide benefits in the regions in which the water is held.

Working together

We coordinate with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office in northern Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to deliver environmental outcomes in the Murray–Darling Basin and maximise the benefits of environmental water deliveries in Victoria.

In some cases environmental water delivered through northern Victoria can be reused for environmental benefits downstream. If return flows are not reused in Victoria, the VEWH, Living Murray and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder return flows can flow to the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth in South Australia.
 
We can also authorise waterway managers to order Living Murray and Commonwealth water for downstream sites, provided there are no adverse impacts on Victorian waterways.


Seasonal Outlook 2017/18

Each year on 15 May, the Northern Victoria Resource Manager releases a water availability outlook for northern Victoria for the coming year. These seasonal outlooks are updated monthly once the season begins and are available at www.nvrm.net.au.

The 2017–18 outlook at 15 May 2017 is that early-season water availability will be higher than in recent years. Opening high-reliability entitlement allocation is expected to be at least 30 percent in the Goulburn and Loddon systems, 50 percent in the Murray system and 100 percent in the Campaspe system, with all expected to reach 100 percent by the end of 2017–18 in all but an extreme dry inflow scenario. Under a wet climate scenario, all systems should reach their 100 percent allocations early in the year. Under an extreme dry scenario (for example, assuming inflows are similar to the lowest one percent of inflows on record), the Goulburn system is expected to reach 45 percent allocation and the Murray system is expected to reach around 70 percent allocation against high-reliability entitlements for the year. Allocation against low-reliability entitlements is also possible in 2017–18.

Environmental water demands in northern Victoria are usually high in winter and spring. As the outlook indicates, there is likely to be good water availability early in the season. High allocations combined with carryover from 2016–17 means that water is likely to be available for early-season demands. Because the storages were relatively full leading into winter, there is an increased chance of storage spills during 2017–18. Storage spills in winter/spring may meet or exceed many of the environmental water flow targets in downstream waterways. This can reduce the amount of environmental water that needs to be delivered, allowing additional watering actions to be undertaken during the year. However, storage spills may also result in some or all unused water carried over from the previous year being deducted from the environmental water account

The VEWH coordinates its activities with other environmental water holders in northern Victoria, NSW and SA to achieve environmental outcomes at the Murray–Darling Basin scale. One example of coordination is the management of River Murray increased flows (RMIF), these flows being part of VEWH's entitlements in the Murray system. RMIF are co-owned by Victoria and NSW and can be used to achieve environmental outcomes in the Murray system in Victoria, NSW and SA. Recommendations for coordinated use of RMIF are made by the Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee.

The VEWH liaises with the MDBA and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office to optimise the benefits of environmental water delivery in Victorian systems. Delivery of Living Murray and Commonwealth environmental water to meet Victorian environmental water objectives is covered for relevant systems in the following parts of this section.

Environmental water delivered through northern Victorian waterways can sometimes be reused to achieve further environmental benefits downstream (see section 1.4.2 about return flows). If return flows are not reused at Victorian environmental sites, the VEWH, Living Murray and CEWH eturn flows may continue to flow across the border to SA where they will be used to provide environmental benefits in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth area.

The VEWH may also authorise waterway managers to order Living Murray and Commonwealth water for downstream sites, provided there are no adverse impacts on Victorian waterways.

The Murray–Darling Basin Plan

Northern Victoria is part of the Murray–Darling Basin and environmental water deliveries in the Northern Region are subject to the requirements of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. The MDBA developed the plan under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 and it became law in November 2012. The plan sets legal limits on the amount of water that can be taken from the Murray–Darling Basin's surface and groundwater resources. Chapter 8 of the plan also sets out a high-level environmental watering plan which defines environmental objectives to protect, restore and build the resilience of water-dependent ecosystems and their associated functions. The VEWH's environmental planning and delivery is consistent with the requirements of the plan. The potential environmental watering outlined in sections 4 and 5 of this Seasonal Watering Plan fulfil Victoria's obligations to identify annual environmental watering priorities for Victoria's water resource areas under section 8.26 of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.

Barmah Forest including Boals Deadwood

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5,300 ML

Watering objectives

Provide flow in creeklines and variability in the river channel to support native fish habitat and spawning
Maintain drought refuge and connectivity with the river
Promote growth of Floodplain Marsh wetland vegetation, including Moira Grass
Support breeding of waterbirds
Flush accululated organic matter from floodplain and promote carbon cyclling
Maintain habitat for turtles

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Reported water use includes any water delivered to Boals Deadwood. Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

279,186.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

114,191.2 ML

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Improve diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil and slender water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for royal spoonbills and the Australasian shoveler

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

80.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Jan-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Improve diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil and slender water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for royal spoonbills and the Australasian shoveler

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

689.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

1,896.2 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 40,000 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality
Boost native fish (including threatened Murray cod, golden perch and silver perch) by providing habitat flows during migration & breeding
Control excessive build-up of azolla

More Information

Includes Commonwealth environmental water. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

34,306.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

30,319.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

36,364.0 ML

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for brolga

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

500.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Dec-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Move built-up sand and clay to restore deep pools and provide habitat
Improve plants on riverbank and in river channel
Maintain water quality
Maintain and restore waterbug habitat

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

387.2 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Campaspe River

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

3,039.8 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Water river red gums and encourage new plants, increase cover of in-stream and riverside plants
Provide habitat to boost native fish
Support platypus with places to rest, breed, breed, feed and move to River Murray
Connect length of Campaspe River and into River Murray
Control salinity and maintain healthy water oxygen levels
Support waterbugs

More Information

The volume authorised for 2017-18 includes TLM and Commonwealth environmental water. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

30,729.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

13,658.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

5,550.8 ML

Benwell Forest

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Promote aquatic, semi-aquatic plants and river red gums in wetlands
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

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Guttrum and Benwell forests may receive environmental water in 2017-18 pending further investigation by North Central CMA. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Promote aquatic, semi-aquatic plants and river red gums in wetlands
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Guttrum and Benwell forests may receive environmental water in 2017-18 pending further investigation by North Central CMA. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Apr-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2,500 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain variety of plants communities (including open-water habitat) waterbirds breeding and feeding.

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

945.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

1,370.0 ML

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Feb-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying to maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals, promote the growth and establishment of plants, such as river red gums, in and surrounding the wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1,500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,890.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Cullen

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain viable stock of submerged salt-tolerant aquatic plants for waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

17,180.0 ML

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2,000 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for recently translocated Murray hardyhead
Support sub-merged salt-tolerant aquatic plants
Support a diversity of habitats for waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

675.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

1,070.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

750.0 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Nov-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying to maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals, promote plants in and surrounding the wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

2,983.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain diverse plants by supporting young river red gums and reducing common reed and cumbungi

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

903.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

750.0 ML

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 1,400 ML

Watering objectives

Promote variety of aquatic plants and habitats
Support a variety of habitats for fish species feeding and breeding.
Support frogs and turtles with places to rest, breed, breed, feed and move to River Murray
Support waterbird habitats for feeding and breeding

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1,309.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

567.9 ML

Round Lake

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 1,000 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for Murray hardyhead
Maintain waterbird habitat

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

556.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

576.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

350.0 ML

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 300 ML

Watering objectives

Rehabilitate river red gum and aquatic plants
Rehabilitate habitat for growling grass frog
Rehabilitate habitats to support waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

140.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

368.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

164.5 ML

Glenelg River

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 11,000 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain diverse mix of riverside plants
Protect and boost native fish including the threatened variegated pygmy perch
Provide flows for fish to move upstream and downstream and between the river and the ocean
Maintain a wide range of waterbugs
Move built-up sand on the river bed to provide healthy habitat pools and places to shelter

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

15,448.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,969.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

2,765.2 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

115,661.5 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 400,000 ML

Watering objectives

Increase aquatic and flood-tolerant plants within river channel and lower banks, stabilise river bank
Support native fish (including golden perch) by providing habitat and encouraging them to migrate and breed
Maintain river bank and channel and diversity of riverbed surfaces
Provide habitat and food for waterbugs, break down organic matter
Maintain water quality

More Information

Volume authorised is subject to availability of high reliability allocation in the system. Includes use of TLM and Commonwealth environmental water. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

309,371.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

228,243.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

229,753.2 ML

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity of wetland plants
Provide waterbird breeding and feeding habitat

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

594.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Sep-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain as drought refuge for waterbirds
Improve diversity of wetland plants
Provide waterbird breeding and feeding habitat particularly for migratory and colonial nesting birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

356.4 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

6,581.2 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 28,000 ML

Watering objectives

Improve resilience of wetland plants, help river red gums recover from millennium drought
Maintain food and habitat resources for native small and large-bodied fish including the recently recruited Murray cod.
Promote conditions for spawning and larvae survival
Maintain bank and channel, and diversity of creek-bed surface to support stream life

More Information

Includes use of Commonwealth environmental water. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

862.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

16,297.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

23,563.0 ML

Gunbower Forest including Pig Swamp

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10,000 ML

Watering objectives

Improve resilience of wetland plants, help river red gums recover from millennium drought
Maintain small-bodied fish in wetlands, provide opportunities for native fish to access floodplain resources, connect Gunbower Forest to Gunbower Creek enabling animals and carbon to move between them
Provide feeding, breeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds including colonial nesting species
Promote lateral movement of fish, turtles and seed propagules between the River Murray and Gunbower Creek.

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

37,394.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

28,692.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

3,090.1 ML

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2017-18

Water not delivered to date

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement^

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds
Control carp during a drawdown phase
Reduce risks to wetland plants from exposed soils andincreased salinity

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^ Use of the Holdings in the lower Latrobe wetlands is based on the river height of the Latrobe River at the Swing Bridge, rather than a volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Heart Morass

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

Water not delivered to date

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement^

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

^ Use of the Holdings in the lower Latrobe wetlands is based on the river height of the Latrobe River at the Swing Bridge, rather than a volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Latrobe River

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Flows assist formation of a stable river channel and promotes vegetation growth on banks, reducing sediment load and nutrients flowing into Gippsland Lakes
Improve habitat for native fish including black bream and estuary perch

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

3,984.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

3,750.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

3,712.7 ML

Sale Common

Last water release

Jul-16

Released to date 2017-18

Water not delivered to date

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement^

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds
Control carp during a drawdown phase

More Information

^ Use of the Holdings in the lower Latrobe wetlands is based on the river height of the Latrobe River at the Swing Bridge, rather than a volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Apr-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality for native fish, particularly in summer and autumn

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

100.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Boort

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Germination and growth of river red gums and aquatic plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Meran

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain condition river red gums and aquatic plants if filled to 81.0 m
Provide habitat and feeding and breedingopportunities for birds if filled to 81.0 m
Maintain a permanent minimum level to preserve Murray River turtles

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

2,000.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,000.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Yando

Last water release

Jan-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

558.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Loddon River/Serpentine Creek/Tullaroop Creek

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

2,067.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality with low flows through the system, particularly in summer and autumn
Protect and boost native fish by providing flows for them to move up and downstream and encourage breeding
Create opportunities for young platypus to disperse to new, high-quality habitat
Maintain river red gum, tea tree and lignum, providing opportunities for plants to germinate

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlements, subject to allocation. Includes Commonwealth environmental water held in the Loddon system. ** When passing flows are used, the 'released to date' figure won't appear. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

11,869.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

6,712.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

13,839.6 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

Apr-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Facilitate fish movement and breeding, particularly golden perch and silver perch
Recruit and maintain riparian plants
Flush accumulated leaf litter from banks for carbon and aquatic foodwebs

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

923.5 ML

Macalister River

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

930.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Boost native fish (including Australian grayling, tupong, Australian bass) prompting fish to move up and downstream and between river and ocean to breed
Enable plants to germinate, establish and grow on river bank
Maintain water quality and habitat for waterbugs

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

11,414.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

12,796.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

6,598.6 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

Reported at end of year

Water authorised 2017-18

Not required

Watering objectives

Scour sediment to increase plants, improve organic carbon, sustain flows to mix water in the estuary

More Information

NSW Department of Primary Industries manages environmental water in the Snowy River. Watering data is updated end of year.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

155,308.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

147,884.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

132,300.0 ML

Thomson River

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

53.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Boost native fish, specifically Australian grayling, by providing pool habitat and flows for fish to move up and down stream, and breed
Scour silt build-up in river bed to increase diversity of habitat for plants and animals
Water for plants to germinate, establish and grow on banks

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

13,479.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

12,251.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

10,326.0 ML

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 500 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality and improve habitat and food resources for Murray hardyhead

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

199.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

400.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Bridge Creek

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

799.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

Water delivered

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement^

Watering objectives

Provide habitat including mud flats and shallow water for wading birds, and feeding opportunities and refuge for waterbirds and shorebirds
Promote habitat for fish breeding and growth and improved conditions for migration and dispersal when wetlands are connected to the Barwon River
Provide varying water levels and conditions to promote soil salinisation for threatened saline-dependant plants
Maintain the high diversity of plants in wetlands
Promote coastal saltmarsh, herbfields and lignum shrubland plant communities

More Information

^ Use of holdings in wetlands is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

Water delivered

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

Water delivered

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement^

Watering objectives

Provide habitat including mud flats and shallow water for wading birds, and feeding opportunities and refuge for waterbirds and shorebirds
Promote habitat for fish breeding and growth and improved conditions for migration and dispersal when wetlands are connected to the Barwon River
Provide varying water levels and conditions to promote soil salinisation for threatened saline-dependant plants
Maintain high diversity of plants in wetlands
Promote coastal saltmarsh, herbfields and lignum shrubland plant communities

More Information

^ Use of holdings in wetlands is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

Water delivered

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Dec-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide water to reduce salinity and improve diversity of wetland plants, improving ecological function

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

480.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Promote emergent and semi-emergent aquatic plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

317.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

276.8 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Burra Creek South

Last water release

Sep-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

434.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Aug-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Restore floodplain productivity to maintain vertebrate animals including carpet pythons and insectivorous bats

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

100.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Butlers Creek/Ducksfoot Lagoon

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Increase wetland productivity
Provide opportunities for fish to move between wetlands and the River Murray

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

102.8 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 500 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality and improve habitat and food resources to improve and improve the population of Murray hardyhead

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

576.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

953.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Carina Bend Wetlands

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 1,000 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Support fish and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

250.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

46,085.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 100,000 ML

Watering objectives

Restore diverse mix of wetland and floodplain plants
Maintain habitat for native fish in wetlands and provide opportunities for fish to move between the Murray River and the Hattah Lakes
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

61,044.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

6,840.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

31,846.5 ML

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

3,000.2 ML

J1 Creek

Last water release

2013-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 450 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Kings Billabong

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1,841.6 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 1,500 ML

Watering objectives

Restore aquatic plants, particularly ruppia
Provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

459.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Koorlong Lake

Last water release

2011-12

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 150 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve aquatic plants and water quality for Murray hardyhead

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Powell

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

2,158.4 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

8,000.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lindsay Island (including Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek)

Last water release

2016-17

Released to date 2017-18

Water not delivered to date

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for native fish
Provide appropriate seasonal flows to facilitate movement and possibly spawning

More Information

Mallee CMA is authorised to use water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder in Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek, Potterwalkagee Creek, Snake Lagoon and Mulcra Horseshoe. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

2,739.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Liparoo East

Last water release

Jun-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Improve condition of lignum swampy woodland plants and provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Liparoo West

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 400 ML

Watering objectives

Improve condition of lignum swampy woodland plants and provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lock 15 wetlands

Last water release

2016-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Improve productivity of connected riparian zones and wetlands
Restore floodplain productivity for vertebrate animals including carpet python, insectivorous bats
Contribute to carbon requirements of River Murray channel

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

NSW entitlements

Watering 2015-16

NSW entitlements

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Margooya Lagoon

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Improve river red gums
Improve native fish assemblage of lagoon
Restore submerged aquatic plants in open-water areas

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Mulcra Island (including Potterwalkagee Creek)

Last water release

2016-17

Released to date 2017-18

Water not delivered to date

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for native fish
Provide appropriate seasonal flows to facilitate movement and possibly spawning

More Information

Mallee CMA is authorised to use water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder in Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek and Potterwalkagee Creek. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

6,277.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

NSW entitlements

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Neds Corner East and Central

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 250 ML

Watering objectives

Provide breeding and roosting habitat for colonial waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

212.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

249.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2,000 ML

Watering objectives

Improve wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1,266.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

789.6 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Inlet Creek (Karadoc Swamp)

Last water release

2013-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide freshwater inflows and flushing flows to reduce salinity and improve diversity of wetland plants, improving ecological function

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Keera Wetland 1

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Keera Wetland 2

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Sandilong Billabong

Last water release

May-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

136.7 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 1,200 ML

Watering objectives

Provide seasonal feeding and breeding opportunities for native fish
Provide breeding habitat for waterbirds
Restore floodplain productivity for vertebrate animals including carpet pythons, sugar gliders and grey-crowned babblers

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

399.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Wallpolla Island (including Horseshoe Lagoon, Wallpolla East, Sandy Creek and Finnegans Creek)

Last water release

30/05/2017

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide temporary habitat for plants and animals and increase wetland productivity
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

400.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

600.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

457.3 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Maintain. restore in-stream plants, reduce invasive terrestrial plants
Provide movement opportunities for small native fish
Maintain waterbug habitat
Maintain water quality by flushing pools

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

610.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

300.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

304.0 ML

Moorabool River

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain remnant plants
Protect and boost native fish
Reshape river bed to provide habitat pools, places to shelter for fish and other animals
Improve water quality, particularly in summer
Maintain a range of waterbugs

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1,685.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

240.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

1,965.0 ML

Ovens River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Not required

Watering objectives

Provide flows for native fish to move between pools and over rocky or shallow parts of river
Maintain a range of different river bed surfaces, scour silt build-up and clean cobbles to maintain habitat for native plants and animals
Maintain water quality
Provide habitat and food for waterbugs, break down organic matter

More Information

Environmental water released from accounts by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, no VEWH authorisation necessary. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

70.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

70.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

70.0 ML

River Murray system includes Rufus and lower Darling rivers

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

18,520.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 350,000 ML

Watering objectives

Support native fish habitat and recruitment outcomes
Improve health and recruitment of vegetation in the Coorong

More Information

The volume authorised for 2017-18 includes Commonwealth environmental water for River Murray. Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

23,500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

160,623.0 ML

Woolshed Creek

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Tarago River

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Encourage diverse riverside plants
Protect, boost native fish including threatened species (Australian grayling, river blackfish) by providing habitat, encouraging fish to migrate and breed
Provide waterbug habitat which break down organic matter and support river's food chain
Improve platypus habitat

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1,842.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,117.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

1,952.0 ML

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 300 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for frogs, waterbugs and platypus
Promote native vegetatgion recruitment and growth
Move silt build-up from shallow parts of river to improve waterbug habitat

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

326.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

954.3 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity and growth of riparian, in-stream and saltmarsh plants
Boost native fish (including black bream) by providing pools and flows for fish to move up and downstream, support breeding and recruitment
Maintain habitat for waterbugs
Maintain water quality for fish, platypus and inundate estuary salt marsh with brackish water
Maintain habitat for platypus

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

713.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

324.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

1,121.5 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 18,000 ML^

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1,003.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

155.4 ML

MacKenzie River/Burnt Creek/Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

440.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 18,000 ML^

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Provide flows for platypus
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

4,872.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

1,009.7 ML

Watering 2016-17

3,429.5 ML

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 18,000 ML^

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality to provide suitable conditions for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

146.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

100.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Wimmera River from Taylors Lake

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 18,000 ML^

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Provide flows for platypus
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

12,136.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

3,890.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

7,115.8 ML

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

5.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 15 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

3.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

17.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Broom Tank

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.3 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.1 ML

Bull Swamp

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

4.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 6 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.4 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.3 ML

Carapugna

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 22 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

8.6 ML

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

4.8 ML

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 50 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.2 ML

Watering 2016-17

2.1 ML

Chiprick

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

5.4 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for terrestrial and aerial animals

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

4.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.0 ML

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 8 ML

Watering objectives

Provide drought refuge and a watering point for animals (particularly frogs and turtles) to facilitate recolonisation of Chirrup Swamp when it is naturally inundated

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

2.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.2 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 7 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.1 ML

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

8.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Considines

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds
Improve the diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.4

Watering 2015-16

4.8 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Corack Lake

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 8 ML

Watering objectives

Provide conditions that support an abundance of aquatic plants
Provide refuge and nursery habitat for turtles and frogs

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

3.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.0 ML

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs
Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 20 ML

Watering objectives

Support a diversity of aquatic plants including re-established marbled marshwort
Provide refuge, feeding and breeding opportunities for frog and turtles
Provide variety of feeding conditions for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

3.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.7 ML

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

13.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Crow Swamp

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 11 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

9.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

4.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.1 ML

D Smith Dam

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for terrestrial and aerial animals

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.9

Watering 2016-17

1.5 ML

Davis Dam

Last water release

May-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 8 ML

Watering objectives

Support black box and cane grass plants
Provide drought refuge and a watering point for animals

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.6

Watering 2015-16

1.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.5

Falla Dam

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain as a drought refuge for turtles and frogs

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

2.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1.6 ML

Watering 2015-16

1.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.1 ML

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

16.2 ML

Greens Wetland

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.7 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.3 ML

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

Jun-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.7

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Homelea

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

1.5 ML

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.0 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain the diversity of aquatic plants
Provide refuge and breeding conditions for water-dependent species (such as frogs, waterbugs, turtles and waterbirds)

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

4.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 25 ML

Watering objectives

Promote native aquatic plants and re-establish marbled marshwort
Provide shallow foraging habitat for waterbirds (including brolgas) and feeding opportunities for frogs

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

3.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

John Ampt

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 4 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

1.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

2.0 ML

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

8.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.4

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

2.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.3 ML

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

1.1 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for various waterbird guilds
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1.4 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.4 ML

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

2.9 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

2.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Mutton

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in the wetland to sustain animals (especially frogs and wetland and woodland birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

13.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

5.1 ML

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.5 ML

Opies Dam

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 4 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 2 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Part of Gap Reserve

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1.5 ML

Watering 2016-17

2.7 ML

Paul Barclay

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

4.7 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

2.6 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.3 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 4 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

15.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

4.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

3.0 ML

Poyner

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

3.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

7.8 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.3 ML

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2017-18

3.4 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

4.9 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Roselyn Wetland/Reids Dam

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

6.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

9.6 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 10 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in the wetland to sustain animals (especially frogs and wetland and woodland birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

17.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

9.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Schultz/ Koschitzke

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

1.3 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.4 ML

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 8 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

4.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

1.8 ML

Watering 2016-17

2.8 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Sep-17

Released to date 2017-18

17.6 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 100 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

24.5 ML

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 4 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

6.9 ML

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 3 ML

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

4.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

1.9 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 5 ML

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

6.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.1 ML

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Yarra River

Last water release

Jul-17

Released to date 2017-18

606.0 ML

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 25,000 ML

Watering objectives

Rebuild and maintain plants on river bank and in channel
Boost native fish including threatened species (such as Australian grayling and Macquarie perch)
Maintain form of river bank and bed, scour silt build-up and clean cobbles in water so fish, platypus and other animals have healthy habitat pools and places to shelter
Restore waterbugs
Boost water quality in river pools, ensuring oxygen in water

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

29,251.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

8,817.0 ML

Watering 2016-17

21,478.0 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 150 ML

Watering objectives

Support native wetland plants
Provide habitat for wetland dependent animals

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

6.0 ML

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

Support native wetland plants
Provide habitat for wetland dependent animals

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

60.0 ML

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 600 ML

Watering objectives

Improve aquatic vegetation diversity and maintain black box wetland

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Planigale Wetland

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Old Homestead wetland

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

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Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Bolin Bolin Billabong

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

Up to 300 ML

Watering objectives

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Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Gaynor Swamp

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Stockyard Plain

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2017-18

0.00

Water authorised 2017-18

No authorisation

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2014-15

0.0

Watering 2015-16

0.0

Watering 2016-17

0.0

Stories

Stories of success and reflections on past environmental watering activities and results