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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.

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

65.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

80.0 ML

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

258.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

195.0 ML

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

1,006.2 ML

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Feb-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2,901.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1,148.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

3300 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3,240.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

1,500.0 ML

Lake Cullen

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

5,450.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

7,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

6,385.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

960.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

713.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

824.0 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

3,306.2 ML

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

401.7 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

700 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

293.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

280.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

350.0 ML

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

1,500 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1,461.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

1,392.3 ML

Round Lake

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

166.4 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

600 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

300.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

369.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

409.4 ML

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

245.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

96.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

110.8 ML

Muringa wetlands

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

16.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

50 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

26.7 ML

Third Reedy Lake

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

3,760.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,415.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Loch Garry

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

499.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

980.0 ML

Kanyapella basin

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

500.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

1,000.0 ML

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

67.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

427.0 ML

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

499.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Gaynor Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

993.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

901.1 ML

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2108 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 2019-20

597.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,235.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1,247.4 ML

Broken River

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2000 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

509.6 ML

Horseshoe Lagoon

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

70.4 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

120 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

121.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

17.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

51.9 ML

Tarago River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

40.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,334.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

951.0 ML

Glenelg River

Last water release

Jul-22

Released to date 2022-23

480.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Passing Flow

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

10,322 ML

Watering 2020-21

8,572 ML

Watering 2021-22

9,800 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Apr-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

1,137.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

MacKenzie River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

2,178.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,612.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

2,885.4 ML

Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Burnt Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

424.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

719.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

109.4 ML

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

139.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

135.0 ML

Wimmera River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

7,691.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

3,955.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

7,117.1 ML

Ranch Billabong

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

15 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 2019-20

11.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

6.0 ML

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

7.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.9 ML

Broom Tank

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.0 ML

Bull Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

2.9 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

6 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Carapugna

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

12 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 2019-20

10.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

18.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

12.9 ML

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

4.7 ML

Chiprick

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2022-23

5.1 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.4

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

1.7 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.5

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

2.6 ML

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

2.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.5 ML

Considines

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2022-23

4.1 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

5 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

3.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.2 ML

Corack Lake

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2022-23

3.1 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

4.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

3.4 ML

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.4

Water authorised 2022-23

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.5

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

2.7 ML

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

5.9 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

6 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

6.1 ML

Crow Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

5.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

9.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

5.1 ML

D Smith Dam

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.7

Water authorised 2022-23

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.8

Watering 2021-22

0.7

Davis Dam

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.8

Watering 2020-21

1.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.1 ML

Falla Dam

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

1.9 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.8 ML

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.1 ML

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

Sep-20

Released to date 2022-23

3.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Greens Wetland

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

2.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.4 ML

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

10.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

8.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.7 ML

Homelea

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.7

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.8

Watering 2020-21

0.8

Watering 2021-22

0.0

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

3.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.3 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

2.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.4 ML

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1.2 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

6.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.0 ML

John Ampt

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

2.1 ML

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.6

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2022-23

2.9 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.8

Water authorised 2022-23

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.9

Watering 2020-21

2.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.2 ML

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.6 ML

Mutton

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

9.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

4.3 ML

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2022-23

2.3 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Opies Dam

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.7

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.9

Water authorised 2022-23

1 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.4

Watering 2020-21

0.4

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Part of Gap Reserve

Last water release

Sep-20

Released to date 2022-23

1.4 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

4 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Paul Barclay

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

5.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

4.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.0 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

2.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.7 ML

Poyner

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

2.2 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

3 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.0 ML

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

6.3 ML

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.3

Roselyn Wetland/Reids Dam

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

4.8 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

6 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.9 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

10.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

9.0 ML

Schultz/ Koschitzke

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

2.8 ML

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

2.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.3 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2022-23

4.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Not Authorised

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

3.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1.2 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

2 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.7

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Uttiwillock Wetland

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

3.7 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

6 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

4.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.6 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

4.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.2 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

314.5 ML

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

520.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

178.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

560.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

1,470.1 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

990.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,325.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

792.0 ML

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

1100 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 2019-20

498.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

654.3 ML

Little Gunbower Creek Complex

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

1,119.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

3,207.9 ML

Little Reedy Wetland Complex

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

1,878.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,505.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

9,166.9 ML

Reedy Lagoon

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

921.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

2,604.0 ML

Black Swamp

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

142.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

1,462.6 ML

Yarran Creek

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

The Yarran regulator was opened during winter/spring 2022 to let out environmental water delivered previously to Gunbower Forest, benefitting both Yarran and Gunbower creeks, however no new environmental water use was attributed to Yarran Creek. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

1,413.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

1,125.0 ML

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

4,786.2 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

21,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH and CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

21,231.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

10,330.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

10,149.4 ML

Gunbower Forest

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

35,909.6 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

75500* ML

More Information

Includes water delivered via Hipwell Road regulator. Other water delivered via lower landscape regulators is reported separately. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

2,946.1 ML

Barmah Forest

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

42,589.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 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 2019-20

282,118.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

204,515.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

205,312.5 ML

River Murray system

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

17,576.0 ML

Boals Deadwood

Last water release

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

21000 ML

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

8164.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

5603.056 ML

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

6,458.5 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

247.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

33,654.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

69,915.4 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

135,092.3 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3,533.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

238,819.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

468,756.7 ML

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Heart Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Latrobe River

Last water release

Apr-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

2,701.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Sale Common

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Macalister River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

18,333.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

3,611.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

390.0 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

203,000 ML is planned for release in 2022-23. 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 2019-20

117,871.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

91,176.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Thomson River

Last water release

Jul-22

Released to date 2022-23

1,755.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

12,910.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

18,651.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

18,960.0 ML

King River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

50.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

86.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

142.0 ML

Ovens River

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

53.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

73.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

73.0 ML

Heyfield wetlands

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

12.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Mullinmur Wetland

Last water release

Feb-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

20.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Yarra River

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1,393.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3,931.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

8,453.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

26,917.0 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Jul-22

Released to date 2022-23

6.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

18.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

6.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

51.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Annulus Billabong

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2022-23

23.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

46.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

28.0 ML

Burke Road Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Willsmere Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Water delivered 2022

Released to date 2022-23

Water delivered

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Watering 2021-22

Water delivered

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Water delivered 2022

Released to date 2022-23

Water delivered

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Watering 2021-22

Water delivered

Moorabool River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

3,587.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

2,295.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

2,563.0 ML

Upper Barwon River

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

51.1 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

901.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

888.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

849.2 ML

Lake Kramen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

12,701.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

29,311.8 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

35,000 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 2022-23 was made available by the VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

145.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

27,312.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

46,138.7 ML

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

4,000 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

3,993.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

10,005.5 ML

Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek, Potterwalkagee Creek and Mulcra Island

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

397,000* ML

More Information

Water use reported is the Victorian component of water used for weir pool manipulation across locks 7, 8, 9, and 15 of the Murray River and water deliveries to anabranch waterways and wetlands within Lindsay and Mulcra islands. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for anabranch waterways and wetlands within Lindsay and Mulcra islands, weir pool manipulation across locks 7, 8, 9, and 15 of the Murray River, and environmental water use at Barmah Forest

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

387.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

4,094.5 ML

Wallpolla Horseshoe

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

400 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 2019-20

399.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

399.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Finnigans Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

950.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

999.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Sandy Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2000 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 2019-20

1,311.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,999.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Wallpolla East

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1,383.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,487.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Crankhandle

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

400 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

400.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

800.0 ML

Lindsay-Mullaroo connector

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

292.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

208.9 ML

Scotties Billabong

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

100.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Wetland 33

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

149.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Last water release

Released to date 2022-23

Water authorised 2022-23

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Campaspe River

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

4,180.8 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Full entitlement

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

20,438.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

25,024.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

34,420.0 ML

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Boort

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

1,913.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

5000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

770.0 ML

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

Jun-21 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

804.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Meran

Last water release

Apr-22 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1,611.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,353.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

7,713.6 ML

Lake Yando

Last water release

Mar-21 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

1,010.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

640.0 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

1400 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Loddon River

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

1,329.8 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Full entitlement (includes management of passing flows)

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 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

8,096.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

15,392.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

13,792.8 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

39.7 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

6,000 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

122.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

619.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

968.1 ML

Bidgee Lagoons

Last water release

Dec-20 (naturally inudated 2021-22)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

450.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

320.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

248.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

198.7 ML

Bridge Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

776.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

May-19 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Burra Creek South

Last water release

Apr-22 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

941.7 ML

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Apr-22 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

70.1 ML

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Carina Bend

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

877.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

J1 Creek

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2022-23

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2000 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

1,460.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

859.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

177.2 ML

Margooya floodplain wetland

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

15.0 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Koorlong Lake

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

147.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

62.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Lake Powell

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2300 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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Robertson Creek

Last water release

Nov-21 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

999.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

723.2 ML

Robertson wetland

Last water release

Watered in 2013-14 (naturally inundated 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Liparoo East

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

392.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Liparoo West

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

271.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Neds Corner Central

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

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 2019-20

148.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Neds Corner East

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

0

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

98.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Neds Corner Woolshed

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

0

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

21.0 ML

Watering 2020-21

52.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Nov-18 (naturally inundated 2021-22, 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

2,000 ML

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

May-19 (naturally inundated 2021-22, 2022-23)

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

0

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

0

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2022-23

0.0

Water authorised 2022-23

0

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.0

Watering 2020-21

0.0

Watering 2021-22

0.0

Serpentine Creek

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2022-23

55.9 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Full entitlement

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1,345.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1,238.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

954.0 ML

Coliban River

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2022-23

25.2 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

Passing Flow

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* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

213.8 ML

Last water release

Total Check

Released to date 2022-23

273,875 ML

Water authorised 2022-23

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Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Last water release

273,874.72

Released to date 2022-23

0

Water authorised 2022-23

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Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Last water release

Released to date 2022-23

Water authorised 2022-23

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

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

Page last updated: 24/07/21