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Latest watering releases

The following environmental water releases are currently being delivered or have recently been delivered.


  • Delivering to the Snowy River


  • Delivering to the Yarra River
  • Delivering top ups to Yering Backswamp billabong when required
  • Delivering top ups to Bolin Bolin billabong when required


  • Delivering to Pyrites Creek
  • Delivering to lower Werribee River


  • Delivering to the Moorabool River


  • Delivering to Hospital Swamps and Reedy Lake


  •  Delivering to Dowd Morass


  • Delivering to Mackenzie River
  • Delivering to Wimmera River

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Delivering to Chirrup Swamp, Corack Lake, Creswick Swamp, Davis Dam, Falla Dam, Jeffcott Dam and Jesse Swamp in the North Central area
  • Delivering to J Ferrier, Lake Danaher and Tchum Lake North Wetland in the Mallee area
  • Delivering to Carapugna, Challambra, Crow Swamp, Tarkedia and Sawpit Swamp in the Wimmera area


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering to Barmah Forest
  • Delivering to Hattah Lakes
  • Delivering to Lake Elizabeth and Hird Swamp in the central Murray area
  • Delivering to Gunbower Forest wetlands (Reedy Lagoon and Black Swamp)
  • Delivering to Lake Wallawalla and Wallpolla Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Delivering to Potterwalkagee Creek, Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek
  • Delivering to Little Heywood Lake, Nyah Floodplain and Vinifera Floodplain


  • Delivering to the Goulburn River


  • Delivering to the lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to the Campaspe River 


  • Delivering to the Loddon River and Pyramid Creek
  • Delivering to Serpentine Creek

Based on operational data available 31/10/2017.

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.

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Seasonal watering plan

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

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From farmland to wetland

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.


Protecting platypus

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.

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Small fish makes a big splash

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.

water rats courtesy Zoos Victoria

The Loddon’s summer lovin’

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.

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