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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

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.

Water sale northern Victoria

Water sale in northern Victoria

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell a small portion of its water allocation in the northern Victorian water market. Up to 12,000 megalitres of Murray allocation in zone seven (below the Barmah choke) will be made available through selected brokers and online exchanges from April 2022, supporting irrigators and other water users ahead of autumn watering and carryover planning.

Co-CEOs of the VEWH, Paulo Lay (Left) and Dr Sarina Loo (Right)

Reflecting on 10 years of the Victorian Environmental Water Holder

2021 marks the tenth birthday of the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH). As a significant milestone for the organisation, we have been reflecting on the past ten years – what has changed, and the progress made – and forecasting what the next ten years might bring.

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