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About the region

Environmental values, recent conditions, objectives and planned actions for delivering water for the environment for each system in the central region are presented in the system sections that follow.

View the current seasonal watering plan for the rivers and wetlands that make up the Central region:


Seasonal Outlook 2022/23

The rainfall across the central region varied between systems in 2021-22. Rainfall in the Tarago, Upper Barwon and Moorabool systems was close to the long-term average, while the Yarra, Werribee and Maribyrnong systems had above- average rainfall. This is the second consecutive year of average or above-average rainfall in the central region, and some reservoirs in all systems other than the Maribyrnong spilled during 2021-22. These spills and other natural inflows met many planned environmental flows in the Tarago, Yarra, Werribee, Moorabool and Upper Barwon systems and some planned watering actions in lower Jacksons Creek in the Maribyrnong system. The VEWH purchased water from licence holders in the Maribyrnong system to deliver environmental flows in Jacksons Creek.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast above-median rainfall and temperatures during autumn, winter and spring 2022 across the central region. With full or near-full storages in most systems from 2021-22 and a wet outlook for the start of 2022- 23, most systems are likely to have significant water holdings. Large carryover volumes and secure water allocations will allow a wide range of watering actions to be delivered in the Yarra, Tarago and Werribee systems under all climate scenarios to build on environmental outcomes achieved over the last two years.

Further inflows to Rosslynne Reservoir in winter and spring 2022 are likely to create an opportunity to purchase water to deliver environmental flows in the Maribyrnong system, although outcomes in upper Jacksons Creek continue to be limited by infrastructure delivery constraints.

Options for delivering water for the environment in the Moorabool and Barwon systems in 2022-23 will be heavily influenced by local climatic conditions due to their smaller and more variable environmental allocations. Larger flows in the Moorabool and upper Barwon systems rely on significant contributions from local rainfall and are therefore only likely to be achieved under average or wet climatic conditions. Natural inflows will also have a significant bearing on low flows and freshes in

the Moorabool and upper Barwon systems, and summer and autumn flows may need to be delivered at the lower end of their recommended range to conserve available environmental supply if those seasons are dry. Delivery of water for the

environment in the lower Barwon wetlands is not affected by annual allocations of water for the environment, and the proposed fill in winter/spring and partial drawdown in summer/autumn should be possible under all climate scenarios if river levels allow.

Traditional Owners in the central region

Traditional Owners in the central region have an intrinsic connection to Country that has endured for tens of thousands of years. This includes inherent rights and cultural obligations to Country and community.

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation are the Registered Aboriginal Parties for the areas incorporating waterways covered by this section of the seasonal watering plan.

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation is also a Registered Aboriginal Party within the geographic area, but the Gunaikurnai waterways managed with water for the environment are covered under the Gippsland region section of the seasonal watering plan.

With the recent releases of the Rivers of the Barwon (Barre Warre Yulluk) Action Plan, the Waterways of the West Action Plan and the Yarra Strategic Plan (Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo), the VEWH and waterway managers will work with Traditional Owners in these areas and other partners to embed the outcomes of these plans into the Victorian environmental watering program in coming years.

The VEWH is committed to playing our part in recognising waterways and their lands in the Barwon (Parwan), Moorabool (Murrubul), Werribee (Wirrubi Yaluk), Maribyrnong (Mirrangbamurn) and Yarra (Birrarung) catchments as living and integrated natural entities. We will support Traditional Owners to self-determine what this concept means to them and empower their voice in planning water for the environment. This aligns with the VEWH’s position statement on working with Traditional Owners, which was released in late 2021.

In the context of Treaty negotiations in Victoria and the Victorian Government’s commitment to self-determination for First Nations, program partners in the environmental watering program are aware that structural changes (such as legislative, policy and governance changes) to how water is managed may be made in the future in recognition of Aboriginal water rights. Program partners have heard for many years that Traditional Owners want empowerment and agency in water management and in many cases want to manage water on Country on their own terms.

Tarago River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

605.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,210.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

40.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,334.0 ML

Yarra River

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

26,945.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

16,459.1 ML

Watering 2019-20

3,931.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

8,453.0 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

46.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

18.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

6.0 ML

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

51.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Annulus Billabong

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

28.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

46.0 ML

Burke Road Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

7.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Willsmere Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

36,000 (shared between the Yarra River, Plenty River, Banyule Billabong and Yering Backswamp) ML

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

5.5 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

80.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

80 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

80.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

65.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

195.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

600 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

384.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

258.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,006.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Feb-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2,901.0 ML

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Feb-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1600 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,500.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

3,240.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Cullen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

7,790.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

6,385.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

824.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,080.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

960.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

713.5 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

3,306.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

3,300 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,672.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

191.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

700 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

230.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

293.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

280.0 ML

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,392.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1,500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1,461.2 ML

Round Lake

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

409.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

700 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

300.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

300.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

369.9 ML

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2021-22

106.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

700 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

53.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

245.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

96.8 ML

Muringa wetlands

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2021-22

26.7 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

100 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Third Reedy Lake

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

3,760.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,415.0 ML

Loch Garry

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

980.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

499.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Kanyapella basin

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,000.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

500.0 ML

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

400.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

67.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

600 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

500.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

499.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Gaynor Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

727.7 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

601.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

993.2 ML

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

871.6 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1050 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and banked passing flows.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

597.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,235.1 ML

Broken River

Last water release

Oct-20

Released to date 2021-22

Water authorised 2021-22

1050 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

250.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Horseshoe Lagoon

Last water release

Aug-21

Released to date 2021-22

51.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

120 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

121.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

17.1 ML

Glenelg River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

8,937.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

12,800 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

14,484.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

10,322 ML

Watering 2020-21

8,572 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Apr-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,506.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

1,137.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

MacKenzie River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

2,310.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

3,262.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

2,178.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,612.9 ML

Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Burnt Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

109.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

126.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

424.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

719.7 ML

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

135.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

154.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

139.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Wimmera River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

7,117.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

10,170.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

7,691.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

3,955.4 ML

Ranch Billabong

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

6.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

13,300 ML

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

12.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

11.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

6 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

7.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.7 ML

Broom Tank

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

1.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.1 ML

Bull Swamp

Last water release

Sep-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

3.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.1 ML

Carapugna

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

7.7 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

23 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

13.8 ML

Watering 2019-20

10.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

18.9 ML

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

2.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

1.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Chiprick

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.8 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.4

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

1.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.4 ML

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

1.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.8 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.5

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

3.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

2.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Considines

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

4.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

3.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

3.9 ML

Corack Lake

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2021-22

3.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

10 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

4.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

Apr-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.5

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

2.7 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.8

Watering 2019-20

1.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

6.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

7.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.0 ML

Crow Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

18 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

10.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

5.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

9.3 ML

D Smith Dam

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.7

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.8

Davis Dam

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.9

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.3

Watering 2019-20

0.8

Watering 2020-21

1.3 ML

Falla Dam

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

1.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

3.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

1.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.2

Watering 2019-20

1.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.6 ML

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

Sep-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Greens Wetland

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.8

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.1 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.1 ML

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

15 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

10.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

8.2 ML

Homelea

Last water release

Oct-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.8

Watering 2020-21

0.8

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

2.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

5.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.7 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2021-22

3.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

2.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.1 ML

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

3.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.5 ML

Watering 2019-20

6.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.2 ML

John Ampt

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

2.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

3.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.6

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

1.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.9

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

1.6 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.4 ML

Mutton

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

4.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

3.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

9.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Opies Dam

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.5 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.7

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.4

Watering 2020-21

0.4

Part of Gap Reserve

Last water release

Sep-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.8 ML

Paul Barclay

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

5.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

4.1 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

1.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

2.6 ML

Poyner

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.2 ML

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

6.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

6.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3.7 ML

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.3

Water authorised 2021-22

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

1.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.6 ML

Roselyn Wetland/Reids Dam

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2021-22

2.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

8.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3.7 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

9.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

10 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

9.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

10.6 ML

Schultz/ Koschitzke

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

1.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.5

Water authorised 2021-22

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

2.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.9 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

3.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.7

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Uttiwillock Wetland

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

4.6 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

4.8 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

4.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.9 ML

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

654.3 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

800 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

498.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Little Gunbower Creek Complex

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

2,831.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray Program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

1,119.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Little Reedy Wetland Complex

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2021-22

9,166.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray Program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

1,878.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,505.8 ML

Reedy Lagoon

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2021-22

2,394.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray Program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

533.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

921.8 ML

Black Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,299.9 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray Program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

142.5 ML

Yarran Creek

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,125.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray Program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

393.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

1,413.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Apr-21

Released to date 2021-22

9,514.8 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

16,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by VEWH and CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

16,025.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

21,231.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

10,330.6 ML

Gunbower Forest

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

33700* ML

More Information

Includes water delivering via Hipwell Road regulator. Other water delivered via lower landscape regulators is provided separately. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2021-22 was made available by the Living Murray program. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

41,811.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Barmah Forest

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

207,165.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

397,000 ML

More Information

Includes delivery to Boal and Gulf creeks, Boals Deadwood wetland, Reedy Lagoon and Top Island wetland. Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH, CEWH, the Living Murray Program and River Murray Increased Flows.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

74,636.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

282,118.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

204,515.9 ML

River Murray system

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2021-22

30,000.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

397,000 ML

More Information

Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated quartery based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Boals Deadwood

Last water release

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

21000 ML

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

8164.8 ML

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

63,406.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

80,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

33,847.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

247.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

33,654.5 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

372,769.6 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

512,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

225,579.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

3,533.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

238,819.1 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

274.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

180.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2021-22

1,626.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

290.1 ML

Watering 2019-20

178.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

560.8 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2021-22

560.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

503.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

990.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,325.7 ML

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Heart Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Latrobe River

Last water release

Apr-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

5,502.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

2,701.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Sale Common

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Macalister River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

390.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

15,124.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

18,333.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

3,611.0 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

209,577 ML is planned for release in 2021-22. The snowy water year is May-April ML

More Information

The water year in the Snowy system runs from May to April. NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment manages environmental water in the Snowy River.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

129,400.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

117,871.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

91,176.0 ML

Thomson River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

8,896.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement (shared between the Thomson River and Heyfield wetlands

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

11,432.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

12,910.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

18,651.0 ML

King River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

142.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

215 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

50.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

50.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

86.0 ML

Ovens River

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2021-22

73.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

215 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

73.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

53.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

73.0 ML

Heyfield wetlands

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Thomson River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

12.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Mullinmur Wetland

Last water release

Feb-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

215 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

20.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Water delivered 2021

Released to date 2021-22

Water delivered

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Use of holdings in Hospital Swamp is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement. The water released was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Water delivered 2021

Released to date 2021-22

Water delivered

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Use of holdings in Reedy Lake is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement. The water released was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Moorabool River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

1,130.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

2,000.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

3,587.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

2,295.0 ML

Campaspe River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

32,696.8 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

23,356.4 ML

Watering 2019-20

20,438.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

25,024.8 ML

Upper Barwon River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

729.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,019.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

901.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

888.4 ML

Lake Kramen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

7.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

12,701.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

46,138.8 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

30,500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The delivery in 2019-20 was entirely for pump maintenance. Water released in 2020-21 is made available by the VEWH and the Living Murray program, to be used for pump maintence and to achieve environmental objectives in the VEWH's seasonal watering plan

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

274.1 ML

Watering 2019-20

145.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

27,312.7 ML

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2021-22

10,005.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

4,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water authorised in 2020-21 is made available by VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3,993.1 ML

Lindsay and Mulcra islands

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Includes deliveries to anabranch waterways and wetlands within Lindsay and Mulcra islands. Watering is coordinated with operation of weir pools 7 and 8 of the Murray River.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Watering 2019-20

387.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Wallpolla Horseshoe

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

400 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

737.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

399.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

399.2 ML

Finnigans Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

950.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

999.9 ML

Sandy Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

2000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

1,311.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,999.6 ML

Wallpolla East

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

1,383.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,487.0 ML

Crankhandle

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

800.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

400 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

400.2 ML

Lindsay-Mullaroo connector

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

300 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

292.7 ML

Scotties Billabong

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

100 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

100.4 ML

Wetland 33

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

150 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Water released in 2020-21 was made available by the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

149.3 ML

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Boort

Last water release

Water delivered 2010-11

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

4500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

1000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

804.6 ML

Lake Meran

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

6,567.0 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

7800 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

1,611.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,353.4 ML

Lake Yando

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1,010.5 ML

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

509.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Loddon River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

12,883.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

15,598.2 ML

Watering 2019-20

8,096.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

15,392.9 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

486.6 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

6,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

1,041.7 ML

Watering 2019-20

122.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

619.5 ML

Bidgee Lagoons

Last water release

Dec-20 (naturally inudated 2021-22)

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

750 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

450.0 ML

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2021-22

159.5 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

250 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

250.5 ML

Watering 2019-20

320.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

248.3 ML

Bridge Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

776.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

320 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

250.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Burra Creek South

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

531.7 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

747.3 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

70.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

75 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Carina Bend

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

877.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

J1 Creek

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2021-22

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2021-22

177.1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

1,460.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

859.9 ML

Margooya floodplain wetland

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

15.0 ML

Koorlong Lake

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

150 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

56.8 ML

Watering 2019-20

147.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

62.3 ML

Lake Powell

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Robertson Creek

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2021-22

723.2 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

1000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

999.7 ML

Liparoo East

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

392.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Liparoo West

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

271.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Neds Corner Central

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

148.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Neds Corner East

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

98.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Neds Corner Woolshed

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

21.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

52.7 ML

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Nov-18 (naturally inudated 2021-22)

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

2,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

999.9 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

May-19 (naturally inudated 2021-22)

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

664.6 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

183.5 ML

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2021-22

0.0

Water authorised 2021-22

0

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

0.0

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Serpentine Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2021-22

873.4 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2020-21 was made available by VEWH and CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

826.0 ML

Watering 2019-20

1,345.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,238.3 ML

Last water release

Total Check

Released to date 2021-22

884,104 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Last water release

884,104.70

Released to date 2021-22

-1 ML

Water authorised 2021-22

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Last water release

Released to date 2021-22

Water authorised 2021-22

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2018-19

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Engagement

Seasonal watering proposals are informed by community and program partner engagement, including Traditional Owner engagement. Program partners and communities help to identify priorities and opportunities for the delivery of water for the environment in the coming year.

Longer-term regional catchment strategies, regional waterway strategies, relevant technical studies (such as environmental flows studies), environmental water management plans and Traditional Owner Country plans (and associated documents) also inform seasonal watering proposals. These strategies, plans and technical reports collectively describe a range of environmental, economic, social and Traditional Owner perspectives and longer-term integrated catchment and waterway management objectives that influence environmental flows and priorities.

The VEWH and its program partners consider cultural, social, economic and recreational values and uses of waterways when planning for water for the environment. Where possible, opportunities to support these values and uses are incorporated into watering decisions, provided they do not compromise environmental outcomes. Cultural, social, economic and recreational values considered for each system in the central region are presented in the system sections that follow.

The International Association for Public Participation’s Public Participation Spectrum (IAP2 Spectrum) has been used to categorise the levels of participation of stakeholders involved in the planning process for water for the environment. Table 3.1.1 shows the IAP2 Spectrum categories and participation goals.

Table 3.1.1 International Association for Public Participation’s Public Participation Spectrum categories and participation goals1

IAP2 level

Engagement goal

Inform

Provide balanced and objective information to assist understanding, alternatives, opportunities and/or solutions

Consult

Obtain feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions

Involve

Work directly throughout a process to ensure that concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered

Collaborate

Partner in each aspect of the decision, including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution

Empower

Place final decision-making in the hands of the stakeholder

  1. The VEWH has the permission of the International Association for Public Participation to reproduce the IAP2 Spectrum.

The following tables show the partners, stakeholder organisations and individuals with which Melbourne Water and Corangamite CMA engaged about the Yarra, Tarago, Maribyrnong, Werribee, Moorabool and Barwon (upper Barwon River and lower Barwon wetlands) systems’ seasonal watering proposals. This includes engagement conducted as part of

developing the seasonal watering proposals as well as engagement during the preparation of key foundational documents that directly informed the proposals. VEWH staff were also consulted for operational information as part of the development of all seasonal watering proposals by waterway managers.

The tables also show the level of engagement between these waterway managers and stakeholders in the environmental watering program in the central region, based on each manager’s interpretation of the IAP2 Spectrum.

The level of engagement differs between organisations and between systems, depending on the availability, capacity or interest of stakeholders to participate, roles and responsibilities of organisations in managing a site or system, and potential interaction of proposed watering with other activities on the waterway. For example, a landholder on a waterway may only wish to be informed of what water deliveries are proposed, while another may wish to help inform the planning process. A government agency may collaborate in planning where it has a land management responsibility for one particular site but only need to be informed of plans for another site.

External factors also influence engagement opportunities. COVID-19 restrictions limited engagement with stakeholders to largely online interaction. For example, Melbourne Water offered stakeholders three different ways to engage with the planning process: an email with a link to a webpage providing information about the seasonal watering proposal, an invitation to an online interactive engagement session and a personal discussion via phone or email.

Table 3.1.2 Partners and stakeholders engaged by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority in developing seasonal watering proposals for the Moorabool system, upper Barwon River and lower Barwon wetlands and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposals (grouped in alphabetical order)

 

Moorabool system

Upper Barwon River

Lower Barwon wetlands

Community groups and environment groups

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Corangamite Waterwatch and Corangamite EstuaryWatch
  • Geelong Landcare Network
  • Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group
  • People for A Living Moorabool

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Environment Victoria
  • Friends of the   Barwon
  • Geelong Field   Naturalists Club
  • Land and Water Resources Otway Catchment
  • Otway Agroforestry Network Ltd
  • Upper Barwon   Landcare Network
  • Winchelsea Land and   Rivercare Group

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Corangamite Waterwatch and Corangamite EstuaryWatch
  • Geelong Environment Council Inc.
  • Geelong Field   Naturalists Club

Government agencies

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barwon Water
  • Central Highlands Water
  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Parks Victoria
  • Southern Rural   Water

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barwon Water
  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Southern Rural   Water

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barwon Water
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Parks Victoria
  • Southern Rural   Water
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Golden Plains   Shire Council
  • Moorabool Shire   Council

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Colac Otway Shire Council

Landholders/farmers

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Landholders   on the Moorabool Stakeholder   Advisory Committee

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Landholders on the Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory   Group

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Landholders on the Lower Barwon Community Advisory   Committee

Local businesses

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Adelaide Brighton Cement
 

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Commercial eel fishers

Recreational users

  

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Association   of Geelong and District Angling Clubs Inc. and VRFish
  • Field and Game Australia (Geelong Branch)
  • Geelong Gun   and Rod Association Inc.

Traditional Owners

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Eastern Maar   Aboriginal Corporation
Table 3.1.3 Partners and stakeholders engaged by Melbourne Water in developing seasonal watering proposals for the Yarra, Tarago, Maribyrnong and Werribee systems and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposals (grouped in alphabetical order)

 

Yarra system

Tarago system

Maribyrnong system

Werribee system

Community groups and environment groups

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Collingwood Children’s Farm
  • Environment Victoria
  • Friends of Yarra   Flats Park
  • Friends of Yarran   Dheran Nature Reserve
  • Independent community members
  • Native Fish Australia
  • Waterwatch coordinators
  • Yarra Riverkeeper

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Cannibal   Creek Water Monitoring Group
  • Cardinia Environment Coalition
  • Environment Victoria
  • Friends   of Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • Friends of Robin   Hood Reserve
  • Independent community members
  • Native Fish Australia
  • Waterwatch coordinators

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Environment Victoria
  • Friends of Holden   Flora Reserve
  • Friends of the   Maribyrnong Valley Inc.
  • Independent community members
  • Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork
  • Native Fish Australia
  • Waterwatch coordinators

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Ecolinc
  • Environment Victoria
  • Friends of Toolern   Creek Reserve
  • Friends   of Werribee Gorge & Long   Forest Mallee Inc.
  • Independent community members
  • Moorabool Environment Group/Platypus Alliance - Bacchus   Marsh
  • Native Fish Australia
  • NatureWest
  • Pinkerton Landcare and Environment   Group
  • Waterwatch Coordinator
  • Werribee Riverkeeper
  • Western Region Environment Centre

Government agencies

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water   and Planning
  • Melbourne   Water (Service Delivery)

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water   and Planning
  • Melbourne   Water (Service Delivery)
  • Southern Rural Water

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water   and Planning
  • Greater Western Water
  • Melbourne   Water (Service Delivery)
  • Southern Rural Water

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Department   of Environment, Land, Water   and Planning
  • Greater Western Water
  • Melbourne   Water (Service Delivery)
  • Southern Rural Water

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Banyule City Council
  • City of Boroondara
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability   Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority Victoria
  • Manningham City Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Port   Phillip and Westernport CMA
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Victorian Freshwater Fish Habitat & Flows Roundtable
  • Yarra City   Council
  • Yarra Ranges Shire Council

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Baw Baw Shire   Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority Victoria
  • Parks Victoria
  • Port   Phillip and Westernport CMA
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Victorian Freshwater Fish Habitat & Flows Roundtable

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority Victoria
  • Hume City Council
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Port   Phillip and Westernport CMA
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Victoria Police

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability   Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority Victoria
  • Melton City Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Port   Phillip and Westernport CMA
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority

Landholders/farmers

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Individual landholders
  • Licensed diverters

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Individual landholders

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Licensed diverters from the

Maribyrnong River at Keilor

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Individual landholders
  • Zoos Victoria

Local businesses

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Doon Reserve Caravan Park
  • East Coast Kayaking
  • Melbourne Adventure Hub
  • Sea Kayak Australia
  • Warburton Holiday Park
  • Warrior Spirit Adventures

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Glen Cromie Reserve

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Atlas Ecology   Pty Ltd
  • Blackbird Cruises

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Camp Sunnystones
  • Habitat Creations

Recreational users

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Kirinari Kayak Club
  • Paddle Victoria
  • Patterson Lakes Canoe Club
  • Victorian Sea Kayak Club
  • VRFish
  • Whitehorse Canoe Club Inc.

IAP2 level: Inform

  • VRFish

IAP2 level: Inform

  • VRFish

IAP2 level: Inform

  • VRFish
  • Werribee &   District Anglers Club

Technical experts

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership
  • Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Australian Platypus Conservancy
  • Cesar Australia
  • Melbourne Water subject matter experts
  • Research collaborators at Melbourne University

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership
  • Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Australian Platypus Conservancy
  • Cesar Australia
  • Melbourne Water subject matter experts
  • Research collaborators at Melbourne University

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership
  • Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Australian Platypus Conservancy
  • Cesar Australia
  • Melbourne Water subject matter experts
  • Research collaborators at Melbourne University

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership
  • Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Australian Platypus Conservancy
  • Cesar Australia
  • Melbourne Water subject matter experts
  • Research collaborators at Melbourne University

Traditional Owners

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Bunurong   Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Bunurong   Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Bunurong   Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal   Corporation
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Integrated catchment management

Altered water regimes are one of many threats to the health of Victoria’s waterways. To be effective, environmental flows need to be part of an integrated approach to catchment management. Many of the environmental objectives of water for the environment in the central region will not be fully met without simultaneously addressing issues such as barriers to fish movement, high nutrient loads, loss of streambank vegetation and invasive species.

Victorian and Australian government agencies, Traditional Owner groups, community groups and private landholders collectively implement a wide range of programs that aim to protect and improve the environmental condition and function of land, soils and waterways throughout Victoria’s catchments.

Examples of complementary programs that are likely to support environmental flows outcomes in the central region include:

  • works to protect and enhance streambanks along priority reaches, including willow removal, revegetation and fencing to exclude stock
  • the Central and Gippsland Regional Sustainable Water Strategy (in development) will include complementary actions, including an update of the Werribee Diversion Weir. It is also expected to include actions to increase the security and reliability of the supply of water for the environment for all flow-stressed systems in the central region.

For more information about integrated catchment management programs in the central region, refer to the Corangamite CMA and Melbourne Water regional catchment strategies and regional waterway strategies.

Risk management

During the development of the seasonal watering proposals for the Yarra, Tarago, Maribyrnong, Werribee, Moorabool and Barwon systems, environmental watering program partners assessed risks associated with potential environmental flows for 2022-23 and identified appropriate mitigating strategies. Risks and mitigating actions are continually assessed by program partners throughout the year (see subsection 1.3.6).

Stories

Stories of success and reflections on past environmental watering activities and results

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