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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of August 2020.

Central region

Tarago system

  • Tarago River

Moorabool system

  • Moorabool River

Barwon system

  • Hospital Swamp and Reedy Swamp

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

  • Lower Latrobe wetlands: Sale Common, Dowd Morass, Heart Morass

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Barmah Forest
  • Central Murray wetlands
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay River and Websters Lagoon

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River
  • Goulburn wetlands: Kanyapella Basin

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

Loddon system

  • Pyramid Creek
  • 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

Commissioners trip to the Mallee

An exciting trip hosted by Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) saw the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commissioners, Co-CEOs and executive team venture north. The group visited various sites getting into the nitty-gritty of environmental watering.

Water for the environment to the rescue at Guttrum Forest

In Guttrum State Forest an urgent rescue mission is underway to save a culturally rich and ecologically significant wetland complex.

News and media releases

Water trading strategy 2020-21

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released its annual allocation trading strategy to transparently outline where we may buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2020-21.

Victoria’s waterways ready to flow with the release of the VEWH’s seasonal watering plan

Victorians are set to enjoy the flow-on benefits of water for the environment with many of the state’s waterways to receive much-needed environmental water deliveries over the next year.

Water for the environment provides important refuges in the face of dry conditions

Each year the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) works with catchment management authorities, storage managers, Traditional Owners, land managers communities, scientists and stakeholders to deliver water for the environment efficiently and effectively. In 2018-19, 88% of environmental flows delivered in northern Victoria were also re-used to meet downstream water needs.

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