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Latest watering releases

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

Snowy

  • Delivering to the Snowy River

Barwon

  • Delivering to Hospital Swamps and Reedy Lake

Latrobe

  • Delivering to Dowd Morass and Heart Morass

Wimmera

  • Delivering to MacKenzie River
  • Delivering to Wimmera River

Glenelg

  • Delivering to upper Glenelg River

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Delivering to Considines and Tchum Lake North Wetland in the Mallee area
  • Delivering to Carapugna, Challambra, Crow Swamp, Sawpit Swamp and Tarkedia wetland in the Wimmera area

Murray

  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering to Barmah Forest
  • Delivering to Websters Lagoon, Lake Wallawalla, Sandy Creek and Wallpolla East
  • Delivering to Potterwalkagee Creek, Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek
  • Delivering to Carina Bend Wetlands, Liparoo West, J1 Creek, Neds Corner East, Yungera Wetland and Nyah Floodplain

Goulburn

  • Delivering to the Goulburn River

Broken

  • Delivering to the lower Broken Creek

Campaspe

  • Delivering to the Campaspe River 

Loddon

  • Delivering to the Loddon River

Based on operational data available 12/12/2017.

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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Environmental water stories

Reflections cover 2016-17

Water for the environment helping Victoria's rivers survive extremes

A new publication Reflections: Water for the environment in Victoria demonstrates how vital Victoria's state-wide environmental watering program is for the state's rivers and wetlands, especially as the state continues to face weather extremes.

Broken Creek

Why do we water when it's wet?

It’s raining, it’s pouring and nature is filling rivers and wetlands during a plentiful wet season. So should we still put water into the environment when nature is delivering it on tap?

News and media releases

Gunbower reed

Trading strategy 2017-18

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.

Rainbow fish

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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