Latest watering releases
The following environmental water releases are currently being delivered or have recently been delivered.
- Delivering variable flows to Snowy River
- Delivering to Moorabool River
- Delivering to Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers, Burnt Creek and Mt William Creek
- Delivering to Fieldings Dam
- Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
- Delivering to Boals Deadwood wetland within Barmah-Millewa Forest
- Delivering high baseflows to Lower Broken Creek
- Delivering to Loddon River
- Delivering from Lake Buffalo to the Buffalo/Ovens River
Based on operational data available 20/2/2017.
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.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
- • Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birchs Creek
Environmental water stories
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.
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.
News and media releases
The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is implementing a low water level regime at Reedy Lake to protect the wetland's ecology in line with the 2016/17 Victorian Seasonal Watering Plan.
In 2010 long-time fisherman Brian Murrell reeled in something he didn't expect to see while fishing in the Glenelg River near Casterton.
After a cooler than average summer, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is about to release the second environmental water flow in the Glenelg River for the 2016/ 2017 summer period.