Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the week previous to and following 10/07/2018.
- Delivering to Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps
- Delivering to the Snowy River
- Delivering to Dowd Morass
- Delivering to Heart Morass
- Delivering to Sale Common
- Delivering to the Macalister River
- Delivering to MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
- Delivering to Krong Swamp
- Delivering to the River Murray
- Delivering to Gunbower Creek
- Delivering to Gunbower Forest
- Delivering to Potterwalkagee Creek, Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek
- Delivering to the Goulburn River
- Delivering to the Campaspe River
- Delivering to the lower Broken Creek
- Delivering to the Loddon River
- Delivering to Pyramid Creek
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
- • Broken River and Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River system (including Tullaroop, Serpentine and Pyramid creeks)
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birchs Creek
Environmental water stories
We are lucky at the VEWH to have two highly capable captains at the helm with a job-share arrangement between two Executive Officers.
In recognition of World Wetlands Day, some of the staff from the VEWH took part in community events at Lake Cullen and Hird Swamp, where we enjoyed observing and learning about wetland birdlife.
News and media releases
Rivers and wetlands across Victoria will benefit from the Victorian Environmental Water Holder's statewide plan for environmental watering over 2018-19.
The Minister for Water is currently considering the VEWH's application to establish a new Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement.
The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), which is responsible for managing water to improve the state's rivers and wetlands, intends to sell a small portion of its water allocation in the northern Victorian water market.