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Latest watering releases

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


  • Delivering to Dowd Morass


  • Delivering variable flows to Snowy River


  • Delivering to Banyule Billabong

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Delivering to Corack Lake in the North Central region


  • Delivering baseflows to Campaspe River


  • Delivering baseflows to Goulburn River


  • Delivering high baseflows to Lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
  • Delivering targeted flows to Barmah-Millewa Forest


  • Delivering low flows to the Loddon River


  • Delivering baseflows to the Thomson River 

Based on operational data available 29/11/2016.

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 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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