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Latest watering releases

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

Central region

Barwon system

  • Hospital Swamps
  • Reedy Swamp

Werribee system

  • Pyrites Creek

Yarra system

  • Banyule Billabong

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

  • Dowd Morass
  • Heart Morass
  • Sale Common

Macalister system

  • Macalister River

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Thomson system

  • Thomson River
  • Heyfield wetlands

Northern region

Broken system

  • Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River
  • Goulburn wetlands: Reedy Swamp

Loddon system

  • Boort wetlands: Lake Meran
  • Loddon River
  • Pyramid Creek
  • Serpentine Creek

Victorian Murray system

  • Barmah Forest
  • Central Murray wetlands: Guttrum Forest, Lake Cullen, Lake Elizabeth, Round Lake
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Gunbower Forest: Yarran Creek
  • Lake Kramen
  • Lindsay, Mulcra, Wallpolla islands: Finnigans Creek, Sandy Creek, Wallpolla East
  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Lower Murray wetlands: Bridge Creek, Koorlong Lake, Lake Hawthorn, Liparoo (East),  Neds Corner (Central)
  • Murray River
  • Wallpolla Island: Finnigans Creek, Sandy Creek, Wallpolla East, Wallpolla Horseshoe

Western region

Wimmera system

  • Burnt Creek
  • MacKenzie River
  • Ranch Billabong

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Carapugna
  • Clinton Shire Dam
  • Corack Lake
  • Coundons Wetland
  • Crow Swamp
  • Davis Dam
  • Homelea
  • Jesse Swamp
  • Kath Smith Dam
  • Mahoods Corner
  • Considines
  • Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)
  • Towma (Lake Marlbed)

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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Water for the environment stories

Commissioners trip to the Mallee

An exciting trip hosted by Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) saw the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commissioners, Co-CEOs and executive team venture north. The group visited various sites getting into the nitty-gritty of environmental watering.

Water for the environment to the rescue at Guttrum Forest

In Guttrum State Forest an urgent rescue mission is underway to save a culturally rich and ecologically significant wetland complex.

News and media releases

Water for the environment provides important refuges in the face of dry conditions

Each year the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) works with catchment management authorities, storage managers, Traditional Owners, land managers communities, scientists and stakeholders to deliver water for the environment efficiently and effectively. In 2018-19, 88% of environmental flows delivered in northern Victoria were also re-used to meet downstream water needs.

The VEWH's water trade activities get a clean bill of health

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has undertaken a health check of its water trading activities and has been given a clean bill of health.

Reedy Lake with little water in dry conditions

Why do we water when it’s dry?

In dry years, environmental watering is critical protection for our waterways, so they can survive to bounce back when dry conditions ease.

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