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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of January 2024.

Gippsland region

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Central region

Maribyrnong system

  • Jacksons Creek

Werribee system

  • Lower Werribee River

Western region

Glenelg system

  • Accumulated Passing  Flows only

Wimmera system

  • Mackenzie River
  • Burnt Creek
  • Lower Mount William Creek

Northern region

Goulburn system

  • Lower Goulburn River

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Upper Broken Creek

Loddon system

  • Serpentine Creek
  • Loddon River

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

Lake Eildon

Media Release: Victorian Environmental Water Holder to trade carryover space

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to lease temporary carryover space in high-reliability water entitlement in Goulburn and Murray systems between April and June 2024.

Goulburn Weir in 2022

Media Release: Victorian Environmental Water Holder to trade water allocation

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell up to 47,000 megalitres (ML) of allocation water, also known as temporary water, from the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems between February and June 2024.


Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria, 2022-23

Reflections highlights actions in 2022-23 by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) and our partners to support the health of waterways, landscapes and communities through the Victorian environmental watering program.

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