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Seasonal watering statements for Wimmera, Campaspe and Loddon systems

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has authorised the continued release of environmental flows in the Wimmera, Campaspe and Loddon systems.

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has authorised the continued release of environmental flows in the Wimmera, Campaspe and Loddon systems.

Environmental watering activities in the above systems had already commenced prior to the establishment of the VEWH on 1 July. These activities were authorised by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

From 1 July, the entitlements relevant to these systems were transferred from the Minister for Environment and Climate Change to the VEWH, as the new independent body for holding and managing Victoria's environmental water entitlements.

The VEWH is required to issue seasonal watering statements authorising the continuation of these environmental watering activities.

The VEWH is currently working on a seasonal watering plan which will set the scope for remaining environmental watering activities across Victoria during 2011-12. Once the plan is released, seasonal watering statements will be issued to communicate decisions on the environmental watering activities to be undertaken.

Seasonal watering statements can be made at any time during the season, and are generally linked to specific river systems. Depending on the nature of the system and the entitlement being used, there may be one or multiple statements made for a particular system throughout the water year.

In addition to communicating decisions on environmental watering activities, the seasonal watering statements also authorise a catchment management authority or Melbourne Water to order and deliver water in the Water Holdings on behalf of the VEWH.

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Further Information

Kathy Cogo, Communication Coordinator
E: Kathy.cogo@vewh.vic.gov.au
Tel: 03 9637 8854 or 0466 015 183.

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