Latest watering releases
The following environmental water releases are currently being delivered or have recently been delivered.
- Delivering to Snowy River
- Delivering to Macalister River
- Delivering to Hospital Swamps and Reedy Lake
- Delivering to MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
- Delivering to Broom Tank, Bull Swamp, Chiprick, Clinton Shire Dam, J Ferrier, Lake Danaher, Mahoods Corner, Morton Plains Reserve, Paul Barclay, Rickard Glenys Dam and Tchum Lake North Wetland in the Mallee area
- Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target low flows
- Delivering to maintain River Murray flows downstream of Yarrawonga Weir, which is also providing flows through Barmah Forest
- Delivering to Hattah Lakes
- Delivering to Goulburn River
- Delivering to the lower Broken Creek
- Delivering to Campaspe River
- Delivering to Loddon River
- Delivering to Serpentine Creek
Based on operational data available 15/08/2017.
Baseflow/low flow = a relatively stable, sustained minimum flow. Fresh = small or short watering events which exceed baseflow.
Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program) and the NSW Government.
Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water which is en route for use in 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.Learn More
Seasonal watering plan
A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.Learn More
Rivers and wetlands
- • Barmah Forest
- • Gunbower Creek and Forest
- • Central Murray wetlands
- • Hattah Lakes
- • Lower Murray wetlands
- • Lindsay, Wallpolla and Mulcra
- • Ovens system
- • Goulburn River
- • Goulburn wetlands
- • Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birchs Creek
Environmental water stories
Looking across the expanse of sheep paddocks, it's hard to imagine the landscape dotted with wetlands, but it used to be before it was turned into farms.
The platypus is a uniquely Australian species. Along with echidnas, platypus are part of an exceptional group of mammals which lay eggs, known as monotremes. Yet our ‘duck-billed’, egg-laying icon requires protection.
News and media releases
The VEWH's water trading strategy 2017-18 provides a high level overview of the types of water trading activities that VEWH may undertake across Victoria in 2017-18.
They are a tiny little fish, but when they are found, they are big news. The magnificent-looking Murray Darling rainbow fish grows to about seven centimetres long and were once prevalent across the Murray Darling Basin. But not anymore.
After wet springs, irrigation demand can decrease over summer. When this happens, flows in the northern sections of the Loddon River, and its tributaries, can slow to a trickle.