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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of October 2021.

Central region

Moorabool system

  • Moorabool River

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

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

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Western region

Wimmera system

  • MacKenzie River

Wimmera Mallee wetlands

  • Morton Plains Reserve, Broom Tank, Clinton Shire Dam, Cronomby Tanks, D Smith Dam, John Ampt, Roselyn wetlands, Uttiwillock wetland, Towma, Carapugna, Mutton Swamp, Sawpit Swamp

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Hattah Lakes
  • Central Murray wetlands: Lake Elizabeth, Lake Murphy, Round Lake, Wirra-lo wetlands
  • Lower Murray wetlands: Robertson Creek
  • Lindsay Mulcra and Wallpolla islands: Mullaroo Creek, Potterwalkagee Creek, Lindsay River, Mulcra Floodplain, Lake Wallawalla, Crankhandle
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Gunbower Forest: Little Reedy wetland complex, Reedy Lagoon

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River
  • Goulburn wetlands: Loch Garry and Kanyapella Basin

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Broken wetlands: Moodie swamp

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

Loddon system

  • Loddon River
  • Serpentine Creek
  • Pyramid Creek
  • Boort wetlands: Lake Meran

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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