Water for the environment can be used to manage water levels in Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps, which connect to the Barwon River. The environmental entitlement for the lower Barwon wetlands does not provide access to water held in storage. Instead, it allows water to be diverted from the Barwon River into Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps when river levels are above 0.7 m AHD (Australian Height Datum). High water levels in the Barwon River can also result in the natural wetting of the wetlands.
Proportion of water entitlements in the Lower Barwon Wetlands held by private users, water corporations and environmental water holders on 30 June 2020