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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 Moorabool River


  • Delivering to MacKenzie River and Burnt Creek
  • Delivering to Wimmera River
  • Delivering to Mount William Creek


  • Delivering to Glenelg River


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek
  • Delivering to Potterwalkagee Creek, Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek
  • Delivering to Wirra-Lo Wetland Complex, Round Lake and Hird Swamp


  • Delivering to the lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to the Loddon River


  • Delivering to the Yarra River

Based on operational data available 20/02/2018.

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

Fishing competition

#WaterwayWednesday - Meet the Glenelg River

The first of our #WaterwayWednesday series introduces the mighty Glenelg River. Environmental watering has helped protect endangered animal species and supported significant cultural values for Traditional Owners along the Glenelg.

Rueben Berg

Meet the Commissioner: Rueben Berg

Rueben Berg is a Gunditjmara man passionate about the cultural connection to water that has existed for Aboriginal people for thousands of years. The Victorian Environmental Water Holder welcomed Rueben as a Commissioner in September and he is already bringing a strong Aboriginal voice to the work of the water for the environment program.

News and media releases

West Barwon Reservoir

New Upper Barwon Environmental Entitlement application in progress

The Minister for Water is currently considering the VEWH's application to establish a new Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement.

Water sale in northern Victoria

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.

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Catchment Management Authorities' Actions and Achievements Report launched

Congratulations to Victoria's Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) on their achievements throughout 2016-17, which are celebrated in a new report.

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