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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of February 2022.

Central region

Yarra system

  • Yarra River

Tarago system

  • Tarago River

Werribee system

  • Pyrites Creek

Maribyrnong system

  • Jacksons  Creek

Gippsland region

Thomson system

  • Thomson River

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Western region

Glenelg system

  • Glenelg River

Wimmera system

  • Wimmera River
  • MacKenzie River
  • Burnt Creek

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Murray River
  • Barmah Forest
  • Hattah Lakes
  • Lower Murray wetlands: Lake Hawthorn, Brickworks Billabong
  • Lindsay Mulcra and Wallpolla islands: Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay River
  • Gunbower Forest: Little Reedy wetland complex, Reedy Lagoon

Ovens system

  • King River
  • Ovens River

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Upper Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

Loddon system

  • Loddon River
  • Serpentine Creek

Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).

Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water for households, industry and farming).

How do we know it works?

To measure the success of environmental watering, it is important to draw on the large body of scientific and community knowledge that exists about Victoria’s rivers and wetlands.

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Seasonal watering plan

A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.

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Water for the environment stories

Koondrook fishway completed

A milestone fishway infrastructure investment by the VEWH

For the first time in over a century, native fish will be able to move freely between the Murray River and Gunbower Creek with the launch of two new fishways at Koondrook and Cohuna in northern central Victoria.

Red-bellied black snake, by Keith Ward, Goulburn Broken CMA

Creature Feature: The venomous red-bellied black snake

When you’re out and about this summer make sure you keep an eye out for our slithery friend: the venomous red-bellied black snake.

News and media releases

Water Trading Strategy 2022-23

The VEWH releases a trading strategy annually, outlining where potential sales may occur throughout the financial year to provide transparency while still meeting commercial in confidence requirements.

Seasonal Watering Plan

Released - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) is pleased to announce that this year’s Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23 for water for the environment has been released.

Rueben Berg

A Heartfelt Farewell to Rueben Berg

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder advises that Rueben Berg has resigned from his position as VEWH Commissioner to focus on his other commitments.

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