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About the region

Water for the environment in the western region is supplied from the Wimmera-Mallee System Headworks, which is a series of on-stream reservoirs, off-stream storages and connecting channels that harvest water (mainly near the Grampians) and distribute it to entitlement holders throughout the Wimmera catchment and parts of the Avoca, Loddon, Glenelg and Mallee catchments.

The Wimmera and Glenelg systems share water available under the environmental entitlement, and the VEWH works with the Wimmera and Glenelg Hopkins CMAs to determine how available allocation will be used in each river in a given year. There is an additional volume of water available to the Glenelg River as a compensation flow account. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) also holds entitlement in the Wimmera system that can be used to supply the Wimmera River and lower Mount William Creek systems. Water for the environment available to the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands is provided under the same entitlement but not shared with the Glenelg system. Instead, the water is available for use in small wetlands supplied by the Wimmera-Mallee pipeline across the Wimmera, Mallee and North Central CMA areas.

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

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


Seasonal Outlook 2022/23

Rainfall in 2021-22 was close to the long-term average across much of the western region, although inflows to system storages were below the long-term average for the fifth consecutive year. In the Glenelg River, tributary inflows downstream of Rocklands Reservoir, natural baseflow and regulated passing flow maintained river connectivity throughout most of the year.

Water for the environment was used to supplement summer low flow where needed and to deliver two summer freshes in reaches 1 and 2. In the Wimmera system, natural inflows delivered unregulated flow through the length of the Wimmera River from June to late December, which was the longest period of unregulated flow since 2016. A large rainfall event in early November caused flow at Glenorchy to increase to 300-400 ML per day and triggered golden perch and silver perch spawning. Water for the environment was used to maintain drought refuges in the MacKenzie River, Burnt Creek and lower Mount William Creek throughout summer and autumn. Water storages across the Wimmera-Mallee System Headworks were collectively at 31 percent capacity at the start of 2021-22. They rose to 44 percent in November 2021 and dropped back to 32 percent capacity at the end of April 2022. The Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers Environmental Entitlement 2010 received 59 percent allocation in May 2022. This allocation, combined with carryover, meant 49,210 ML of water for the environment was available in 2021-22. The CEWH did not receive any allocation in the Wimmera system for the fifth year in a row, and its carryover from previous years was exhausted in 2019-20.

Long-range rainfall forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology for May to July 2022 indicate a 35-55% chance of falls exceeding the median rainfall across the catchment. Falls in the Grampians are expected to be below the median, which would result in low inflows to storage during this period. The storage manager has indicated that entitlement holders will receive low allocations in 2022-23 under all but wet climate scenarios and are unlikely to receive full allocations under a wet scenario.VEWH is expecting to hold approximately 23,000 ML carryover against the Wimmera and Glenelg rivers environmental entitlement on 1 July 2022. This will be a combination of water held back when seasonal watering statements were issued to CMAs, planned actions that were met by natural flows and savings CMAs have made through the efficient use of water throughout the year. The Wimmera-Mallee wetlands received only one percent allocation by 4 May 2022 for the 2021-22 water year. Watering actions in the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands were met by carryover from previous years, and about 300 ML will be carried over to support wetland watering in 2022-23.

Annual allocations against the Wimmera and Glenelg rivers environmental entitlement alone have been less than the minimum volume needed to deliver planned watering actions in both rivers for the last four years, and carryover has been essential in helping to maintain environmental values across the western region. Unless inflows to catchment storages are significantly above average, allocations in 2022-23 are likely to be less than the total environmental demand for the year; therefore, carryover will again be prioritised to help support watering actions in 2023-24. The VEWH, in consultation with the Glenelg Hopkins and Wimmera CMAs, have agreed to prioritise between 14,000 ML and 28,000 ML for carryover at the end of 2022-23 under drought to average climate scenarios. If it is wet, then the target carryover volume may increase with water availability, boosting available supply and securing watering actions for future dry years. The VEWH will consult with the Wimmera and Glenelg Hopkins CMAs during the season and set a final target when there is sufficient information to do so. Protecting these carryover volumes is a priority, and it will influence allocation volumes and authorised watering actions in each system during 2022-23.

The Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline wetland environmental entitlement is not expected to receive any allocation in 2022-23 under any of the drought to average climate scenarios. Therefore, all wetland watering in 2022-23 is expected to rely on carryover from 2021-22. The planned watering actions for the wetlands in 2022-23 are expected to use up to 119 ML, which will leave about 117 ML to support watering actions in future years if dry conditions continue. The current supply for the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands will only allow essential watering actions to the end of 2023-24 without new allocations.

Traditional Owners in the western region

Traditional Owners and their Nations in the western region have intrinsic connections to Country that have endured for tens of thousands of years. These include inherent rights and cultural obligations to Country and community.

The Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation are the Registered Aboriginal Parties for the areas incorporating waterways covered by this section of the seasonal watering plan.

The Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation (based in South Australia) currently works in partnership with the South East Aboriginal Focus Group (SEAFG) who as First Nations from the South East of South Australia have ancestral connections across Bunganditj/Boandik Country from the Limestone Coast region in South Australia to the western parts of the Glenelg River catchment in Victoria. The SEAFG ancestral connections include Tanganekald (Southern Clans), Tatiara/Ngarkat, Meintangk/ Moandik/Mootatunga/Thangal, Potaruwutij/Pinejunga, Wichantunga/Wattunga and Bunganditj/Boandik.

The SEAFG has had some engagement around Victorian water initiatives, including the 2009 Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy, the 2013 Wimmera Waterway Strategy and increased engagement through Burrandies in the Glenelg Cultural Flows discussions starting around 2017.

The Burrandies Corporation seeks to:

  • Build relationships between First Nation groups through current and future engagement opportunities
  • Investigate and implement reconnection of traditional/historic inland flow paths from Piccannine Ponds to the Glenelg River inlet.

Some parts of the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands area are on Barapa Barapa Country.

In 2005, the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples, who are often referred to collectively as the Wotjobaluk Peoples and who are represented by the Barengi Gadjin Land Council, were recognised in a Native Title Consent Determination. The Barengi Gadjin Land Council also entered into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Victorian and Australian governments in 2005.

In 2007, the Gunditjmara people were granted nonexclusive native title rights and interests over almost 140,000 ha of Crown land, national parks, reserves, rivers, creeks and sea in Victoria’s western district, and the State of Victoria reached an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Gunditjmara People that establishes how they will exercise their rights and interests in the determination area, including the Glenelg River.

In 2013, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation entered into a recognition and settlement agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 in Victoria. Under the agreement, Dja Dja Wurrung people have rights to access and use water for traditional purposes, providing the take of water does not affect other parties.

The Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation is also a Registered Aboriginal Party within the geographic area, but its boundaries do not incorporate waterways managed with water for the environment in this section of the seasonal watering plan.

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, they 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

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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 the delivery of 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 western 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 4.1.1 shows the IAP2 Spectrum categories and participation goals.

Table 4.1.1 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.

Tables 4.1.2, 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 show the partners, stakeholder organisations and individuals with which Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Mallee CMA, North Central CMA and Wimmera CMA engaged when preparing the Glenelg, Wimmera and Wimmera-Mallee 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 CMAs.

The tables also show the level of engagement between Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Mallee CMA, North Central CMA and Wimmera CMA and stakeholders of the environmental watering program in the western region based on the CMAs’ 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, in the Wimmera region, councils have a strong involvement in environmental flows planning and delivery because they manage town weir pools in Horsham, Dimboola and Jeparit through which environmental flows must pass. Councils in the Wimmera region have also expressed a strong interest in water for the environment because of the benefits watering provides to the region’s economy, tourism and environment. Wimmera CMA works with these councils in the planning process and during the year to incorporate any aspirations or concerns. In other parts of the western region, local governments are less involved in management and may only need to be informed of the seasonal watering proposals.

External factors also influence engagement opportunities. COVID-19 restrictions reduced opportunities across the western region for face-to-face meetings with the community and Traditional Owners.

Table 4.1.2 Partners and stakeholders engaged by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority in developing seasonal watering proposals for the Glenelg system and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposal (grouped in alphabetical order)

Partner/stakeholder

Glenelg system

Community groups and environment groups

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Friends of the Glenelg River Inc.
  • Glenelg River User Group

Government agencies

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • GWMWater
  • Natural Resources South East (South   Australia)
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Wimmera CMA

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Limestone Coast Landscape Board

Landholders/farmers

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Individual landholders

Local businesses

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre
  • Balmoral Local Post Office
  • Glenelg River Boat Cruises
  • Harrow Discovery Centre
  • Nelson Boat and Canoe Hire
  • Nelson River Cruises
  • Paestan Canoe   Hire
  • Vickery Bros (sand extraction)

Recreational users

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Balmoral District Angling Club
  • Casterton Angling   Society Inc.
  • Dartmoor Angling   Club
  • Individual anglers
  • Kayakers
  • Southwest Victoria fishing reports
  • Vic Bream Classics (organisers and participants)
  • VRFish

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Individual anglers

Traditional Owners

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barengi Gadjin   Land Council
  • Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation
  • Gunditj Mirring   Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Table 4.1.3 Partners and stakeholders engaged by Wimmera Catchment Management Authority in developing the seasonal watering proposal for the Wimmera system and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposal (grouped in alphabetical order)

Partner/stakeholder

Wimmera system

Community groups and environment groups

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Friends of Bungalally and Burnt Creek Group
  • Lake Lonsdale Action Group
  • Yarriambiack Creek   Advisory Committee

Government agencies

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Glenelg Hopkins   CMA
  • GWMWater

IAP2 level: Involve

  • Hindmarsh Shire   Council
  • Horsham Rural City Council

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council

Landholders/farmers

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Wimmera community members, especially landholders and stock and domestic water users

Recreational users

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club
  • Dimboola Fishing   Classic
  • Dimboola Rowing   Club
  • Field and Game
  • Hindmarsh Ski Club
  • Horsham Fishing   Competition Inc.
  • Horsham   Triathlon Committee
  • Jeparit Anglers   Club
  • Murtoa Angling   Club
  • Natimuk Lake   water ski club
  • Paddle Victoria
  • Stawell and District Angling   Club
  • Warracknabeal Angling   Club
  • Wimmera Anglers   Association
  • VRFish

Traditional Owners

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barengi Gadjin   Land Council

Table 4.1.4 Partners and stakeholders engaged by Mallee Catchment Management Authority, North Central Catchment Management Authority and Wimmera Catchment Management Authority seasonal watering proposals for the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposals (grouped in alphabetical order)

Partner/stakeholder

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

Community groups and environment groups

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Berriwillock Landcare
  • Birchip Landcare Group
  • Birchip Cropping Group
  • Cokum community group
  • Community members   on the Mallee   CMA Land and Water Advisory   Committee
  • Culgoa Landcare
  • Curyo-Watchupga Landcare
  • Donald and District Landcare Group
  • Green Lake   Regional Park
  • Hopetoun Landcare
  • Lake Tuhum   Committee
  • Lalbert Landcare
  • Millewa-Carwarp Landcare
  • Nullawil Landcare
  • Ouyen Lake Project
  • OzFish Unlimited
  • Sea Lake Landcare
  • Ultima Landcare
  • Waitche Landcare
  • Wimmera Bushwalking Club
  • Woomelang-Lascelles Landcare

Government agencies

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
  • GWMWater
  • Mallee CMA
  • North Central   CMA
  • Parks Victoria
  • Wimmera CMA

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Buloke Shire   Council
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council

Landholders/farmers

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Private landholders

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Environmental Water Advisory Group (North Central   CMA)

Local businesses

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Ouyen Lake Project
  • Wimmera Mallee   Tourism

Partner/stakeholder

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

Recreational users

IAP2 level: Consult

  • Natimuk &   District Field & Game Inc.

IAP2 level: Inform

  • Recreational users in the local community

Traditional Owners

IAP2 level: Collaborate

  • Barapa Barapa   Nation Aboriginal Corporation
  • Barengi Gadjin   Land Council
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans 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 western 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 CMA on-ground works programs likely to support environmental flows outcomes in the western region include:

  • fish passage works at Sandford Weir, Dergholm Gauge and Warrock are used in combination with the delivery of water for the environment to facilitate the movement of migratory fish from the estuary to the upstream reaches of the Glenelg and Wannon rivers
  • installation of artificial wetland pontoons in the Dimboola weir pool and a regulating structure to reconnect Langlands Anabranch in the Horsham weir pool, as well as walking tracks to manage recreational access along the Wimmera River to reduce bank erosion
  • weed and rabbit control to prevent bank erosion in the upper Wimmera catchment to improve water quality, stream form and increase native biodiversity
  • stock-exclusion fencing along priority waterways throughout the Wimmera and Glenelg catchments to support the re- establishment of streamside and in-stream vegetation
  • sand management, removal of excess bedload sand to improve the availability and quality of habitat for native fish, platypus and crayfish
  • carp management activities in the Wimmera and Glenelg systems to reduce the number of carp and to better understand their behaviour in both rivers to help improve environmental flows outcomes
  • restoration of complex habitat for native fish by installing large wood in reach 2 of the Glenelg River using red gum trunks and root balls
  • control of invasive species and stock-exclusion fencing in the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands.

For more information about integrated catchment management programs in the western region, refer to the Glenelg Hopkins, Mallee, North Central and Wimmera CMA’s regional catchment strategies and regional waterway strategies.

Risk management

During the development of the seasonal watering proposals for the Glenelg, Wimmera and Wimmera-Mallee wetland 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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