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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 Tarago River


  • Delivering to Moorabool River


  • Delivering to Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt Creek


  • Delivering to Gunbower Creek to target high flows
  • Delivering to Boals Deadwood wetland within Barmah-Millewa Forest
  • Delivering to Round Lake and Lake Elizabeth


  • Delivering high baseflows to Lower Broken Creek


  • Delivering to Loddon River

Based on operational data available 23/1/2017.

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 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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Environmental water stories

From farmland to wetland

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.


Protecting platypus

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

Seven creeks near Mitchell Rd

Environmental water used to help manage blackwater

Additional water is being released from Goulburn Weir to help dilute debris-rich run-off from local creeks that has discoloured the Goulburn River downstream of Shepparton during the past couple of days.

Reflections cover 15-16

Environmental water fighting decline of waterbirds

Environmental watering is playing a critical role in fighting the decline of waterbirds in eastern Australia.

Cox's Reserve

Keeping the river running in the corridor

The Campaspe River downstream of Rochester is a special part of the world. River red gums that pre-date European settlement line its banks and provide a safe home for the endangered sugar glider.

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