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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of April 2019.


  • Delivering to upper Barwon River
  • Delivering to Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps


  • Delivering to lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to Campaspe River


  • Delivering to Glenelg River


  • Delivering to Dowd Morass
  • Delivering to Heart Morass
  • Delivering to the Latrobe River


  • Delivering to Loddon River and Serpentine Creek


  • Delivering to Macalister River


  • Delivering to Upper Jacksons Creek


  • Delivering to Moorabool River


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering to Wirra Lo wetland complex, Lake Murphy, Johnson Swamp, Round Lake and Lake Elizabeth in the central Murray wetlands
  • Delivering flows through Mullaroo Creek at Lindsay Island
  • Delivering to Brickworks Billabong, Vinifera floodplain, Burra Creek North, Burra Creek South and Lake Hawthorn in the lower Murray wetlands


  • Delivering to Tarago River


  • Delivering to Werribee River


  • Delivering to Wimmera River, lower Mt William Creek, MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
  • Delivering to Paul Barclay wetland in the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands


  • Delivering to the Yarra River

Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).

Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water for households, industry and farming).

How do we know it works?

To measure the success of environmental watering, it is important to draw on the large body of scientific and community knowledge that exists about Victoria’s rivers and wetlands.

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Seasonal watering plan

A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.

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Environmental water stories

Cullen waders - Red neck Stint and Red Capped Plover by Adrian Martins courtesy NCCMA

Restoring chaos

Water is the magic ingredient in the Australian landscape - its presence a flag that signals to our plants and animals when to bloom and breed and travel. But with many river systems altered beyond recognition, is there still a future for the many creatures that rely on the highs and lows of naturally flowing water? BirdLife Australia’s Darren Quin and the VEWH’s Bruce Paton examine the promising results of environmental water releases at Victoria’s Lake Cullen and reveal that all is not yet lost.

Brolgas in flight at Gaynor Swamp, by Pat Feehan

Gaynor Swamp - exciting results for environmental watering in the Goulburn Wetlands

In an exciting first for the Goulburn Wetlands, Gaynor Swamp received 1100 megalitres of environmental water as part of the environmental watering program in 2018.

News and media releases

Roadmap for water for the environment

A roadmap for delivering water for the environment to rivers and wetlands across Victoria for the next 12 months has been released by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH).

Water trading strategy 2019-20

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released a new trade strategy to transparently outline where we plan to buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2019-20.

Fish on the move at Koondrook weir

Thousands of native fish will be able to freely move between the River Murray and the rich habitat of Gunbower Creek due to a funding boost from the autumn sale of water for the environment.

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