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About the region

The waterways in these systems provide drinking water to greater Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong and support a range of activities including walking, cycling, fishing and camping, as well as areas of irrigated agriculture. Platypus and fish are two examples of animals that attract community interest in the health of the waterways.

Water for the environment is held in storage and delivered to support the plants and animals that live in and along the rivers. There are some links between systems in the region, and there are therefore opportunities to move water between systems through trade. Although moving water between systems is possible, most environmental water in these systems is prioritised to provide benefits in the river below where it is stored. While there is no dedicated environmental entitlement in the Maribyrnong system, water allocation has been purchased from licence holders in the system for environmental outcomes.

View the current seasonal watering plan for the rivers and wetlands that make up the Central region:


Seasonal Outlook 2019/20

Catchments to the west of Melbourne generally experience drier climatic conditions than those to the east. In the Central Region, it is not uncommon for individual systems to experience different climatic conditions at the same time. Environmental water entitlements in the Yarra system are more reliable than the other systems, which makes water availability more certain, irrespective of catchment conditions. Water delivery infrastructure limits the volume
of water for the environment that can be delivered to the region's systems, and deliveries of water for the environment are usually planned to supplement unregulated flows and make up shortfalls associated with low flows and small-tomedium-sized freshes. Catchment conditions and seasonal hydrological patterns, rather than water availability, influence which flow components are prioritised in most years.

Annual water for the environment allocations in the Werribee, Tarago and Moorabool systems are linked to catchment inflows, so dry conditions will result in less water being available. Carryover of unused allocations from wet years helps meet environmental demands in these systems in dry years. As well, the Werribee and Maribyrnong (for which there is no environmental entitlement) systems rely heavily on trade from Melbourne Water shares to achieve priority watering actions.

Winter and spring are usually the wettest seasons in the Central Region and contribute most of the annual inflow to system storages. Average rainfall and higher-thanaverage temperatures are predicted for the region through winter 2018. Climate outlooks indicate the 2018–19 winter storage filling season in the region is likely to be later than average, owing to below-average soil moisture.

If 2018–19 is very dry, deliveries of water for the environment throughout the region will aim to maintain critical refuges for water-dependent plants and animals, to allow recolonisation when conditions are more favourable. If conditions are closer to average or wet, environmental releases will aim to improve the health of the environment by increasing the quality and quantity of aquatic habitat for animals and trigger native fish to migrate and possibly spawn.

Glenelg River

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

215 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

16200 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2,765 ML

Watering 2017-18

11,000 ML

Watering 2018-19

14,485 ML

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Water delivered 2019

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Use of holdings in Hospital Swamps is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Water delivered 2019

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Use of holdings in Reedy Swamp is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Moorabool River

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1060 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1,965 ML

Watering 2017-18

2,746 ML

Watering 2018-19

2,000 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Mar-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

16,600 ML

Watering objectives

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

155 ML

Watering 2017-18

1,303 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,506 ML

MacKenzie River

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

298 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

0

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Aug-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

16,600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

136 ML

Watering 2018-19

126 ML

Burnt Creek

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

371 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

16,600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3,430 ML

Watering 2017-18

6,267 ML

Watering 2018-19

3,262 ML

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

Mar-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

16,600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

154 ML

Wimmera River

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

704 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

16,600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The reported volumes of water used may include water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

7,116 ML

Watering 2017-18

8,641 ML

Watering 2018-19

10,171 ML

Ranch Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

8 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

20 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The reported volumes of water used may include water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

8 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

11 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Broom Tank

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

8 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Bull Swamp

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

9 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Carapugna

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

5 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

23 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

5 ML

Watering 2017-18

14 ML

Watering 2018-19

14 ML

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

46 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2 ML

Watering 2017-18

6 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Chiprick

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

9 ML

Watering 2018-19

5 ML

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Oct-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

8 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

5 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Considines

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

3 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

16 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

7 ML

Watering 2018-19

Corack Lake

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

2 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

12 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

16 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2 ML

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

12 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

7 ML

Crow Swamp

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

5 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

23 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

12 ML

Watering 2018-19

11 ML

D Smith Dam

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

3 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Davis Dam

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

8 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Falla Dam

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

11 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

16 ML

Watering 2017-18

12 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Greens Wetland

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

3 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

Jul-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

16 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

4 ML

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

Homelea

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

6 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

7 ML

Watering 2018-19

5 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

7 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

3 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

8 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

4 ML

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

John Ampt

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2 ML

Watering 2017-18

4 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

3 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

5 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

2 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Mutton

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

6 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

5 ML

Watering 2017-18

5 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

6 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

4 ML

Watering 2017-18

6 ML

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

Opies Dam

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Part of Gap Reserve

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

3 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Paul Barclay

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

5 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

14 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Poyner

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

6 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1 ML

Watering 2018-19

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

12 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

6 ML

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

10 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

Roselyn Wetland/Reids Dam

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

9 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

10 ML

Watering 2017-18

3 ML

Watering 2018-19

8 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

10 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

10 ML

Watering 2018-19

10 ML

Schultz/ Koschitzke

Last water release

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

7 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

4 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1 ML

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

Jul-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

18 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3 ML

Watering 2017-18

8 ML

Watering 2018-19

2 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

24 ML

Watering 2017-18

91 ML

Watering 2018-19

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

4 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

3 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

7 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

3 ML

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

5 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

2 ML

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

1 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

8 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

5 ML

Watering 2018-19

4 ML

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

80 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

80 ML

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

384 ML

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

May-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

500 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

498 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

700 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1,370 ML

Watering 2017-18

2,220 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

1800 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

1,500 ML

Lake Cullen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

6385 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

10,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

17,180 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

7,790 ML

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

700 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

750 ML

Watering 2017-18

530 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,080 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Dec-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

3,100 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

580 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,672 ML

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Sep-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

750 ML

Watering 2017-18

350 ML

Watering 2018-19

230 ML

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Oct-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

568 ML

Watering 2017-18

458 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Round Lake

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

300 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

350 ML

Watering 2017-18

422 ML

Watering 2018-19

300 ML

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

139 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1,200 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

165 ML

Watering 2017-18

80 ML

Watering 2018-19

54 ML

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Water delivered in 2015-16

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

350 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

500 ML

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

8898 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

28,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

23,563 ML

Watering 2017-18

20,656 ML

Watering 2018-19

16,025 ML

Gunbower Forest

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

4411 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

68,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Includes water deiveries to Black Swamp, Corduroy Swamp, Green Swamp, Little Gunbower complex of wetlands, Little Reedy Lagoon, Pig Swamp, Reedy Lagoon and Yarran Creek Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3,090 ML

Watering 2017-18

10,387 ML

Watering 2018-19

11,924 ML

Gaynor Swamp

Last water release

Dec-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

600 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

500 ML

Watering 2018-19

601 ML

Barmah Forest

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

282818 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

480,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Includes delivery to Boal and Gulf creeks, Boals Deadwood wetland, Reedy Lagoon and Top Island wetland Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

114,191 ML

Watering 2017-18

186,101 ML

Watering 2018-19

74,636 ML

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

17754 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

50,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

36,364 ML

Watering 2017-18

41,408 ML

Watering 2018-19

33,847 ML

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Water delivered in 2014-15

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1050 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Campaspe River

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

14472 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

5,551 ML

Watering 2017-18

29,834 ML

Watering 2018-19

23,356 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

332385 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

413500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

229,753 ML

Watering 2017-18

350,817 ML

Watering 2018-19

225,580 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

300 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

304 ML

Watering 2017-18

290 ML

Watering 2018-19

180 ML

Ovens River

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Environmental water released from accounts by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, therefore no VEWH authorisation necessary. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change. Authorisation pending for Mullinmur Wetland.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

70 ML

Watering 2017-18

73 ML

Watering 2018-19

73 ML

River Murray system

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

400,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated quartery based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

160,623 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Tarago River

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1,952 ML

Watering 2017-18

1,764 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,210 ML

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

208 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

954 ML

Watering 2017-18

1,265 ML

Watering 2018-19

290 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

1,122 ML

Watering 2017-18

1,307 ML

Watering 2018-19

503 ML

Yarra River

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

20,000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

21,478 ML

Watering 2017-18

24,035 ML

Watering 2018-19

16,459 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

0

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

6 ML

Watering 2017-18

19 ML

Watering 2018-19

46 ML

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

51 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

100 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

60 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Bolin Bolin Billabong

Last water release

Oct-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

0

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

0

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2019

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Heart Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2019

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Latrobe River

Last water release

Apr-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3,713 ML

Watering 2017-18

11,224 ML

Watering 2018-19

5,502 ML

Sale Common

Last water release

Water delivered 2019

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Boort

Last water release

Water delivered 2010-11

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

Water delivered 2009-10

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Meran

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

647 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Yando

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Oct-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1300 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

499 ML

Watering 2018-19

510 ML

Loddon River

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

6183 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

13,840 ML

Watering 2017-18

14,012 ML

Watering 2018-19

15,598 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

Aug-19

Released to date 2019-20

123 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

11,010 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

924 ML

Watering 2017-18

861 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,042 ML

Macalister River

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

10335 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

6,599 ML

Watering 2017-18

15,884 ML

Watering 2018-19

15,124 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

Water authorised 2019-20

118,671 ML is planned for release ML

Watering objectives

More Information

The water year in the Snpey system runs from May to April. NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment manages environmental water in the Snowy River. Watering data is updated at the end of each year.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

132,300 ML

Watering 2017-18

214,400 ML

Watering 2018-19

137,087 ML

Thomson River

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

4413 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

10,326 ML

Watering 2017-18

18,072 ML

Watering 2018-19

11,432 ML

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

170 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

250 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

250 ML

Watering 2018-19

251 ML

Bridge Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

776 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

200 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

250 ML

Burra Creek South

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

800 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

747 ML

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

50 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

506 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Carina Bend

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

878 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

800 ML

Watering 2018-19

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Kramen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

12702 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

20000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The delivery in 2018-19 was for pump maintenance.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

7 ML

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Jun-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The delivery in 2018-19 was entirely for pump maintenance

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

31,847 ML

Watering 2017-18

111,932 ML

Watering 2018-19

274 ML

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

3,000 ML

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

J1 Creek

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

417 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

298 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

447 ML

Watering 2018-19

Koorlong Lake

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

29 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

150 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

2 ML

Watering 2018-19

57 ML

Lake Powell

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Dec-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

8,001 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Lindsay Island

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Includes deliveries to Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek and Websters Lagoon. Watering data is normally accounted in NSW and not reportable by VEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

784 ML

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Liparoo East

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

392 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

Liparoo West

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

272 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

400 ML

Watering objectives

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Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

240 ML

Watering 2018-19

Mulcra Island

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

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Includes deliveries to Mulcra Horseshoe and Potterwalkagee Creek Watering data is normally accounted in NSW and not reportable by VEWH

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Water delivered

Watering 2017-18

Water delivered

Watering 2018-19

Water delivered

Neds Corner Central

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

149 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

150 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Neds Corner East

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

98 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

100 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1,877 ML

Watering 2018-19

1,000 ML

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

925 ML

Watering 2018-19

665 ML

Wallpolla Horseshoe

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

201 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Finnigans Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

950 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Sandy Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

1312 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

2000 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Wallpolla East

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

1383 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

1,500 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

200 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

111 ML

Watering 2018-19

183 ML

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not Authorised

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

512 ML

Watering 2018-19

0

Upper Barwon River

Last water release

Feb-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

1,020 ML

Burke Road Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

0

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

7 ML

Willsmere Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

0

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

6 ML

King River

Last water release

Mar-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

Not required

Watering objectives

More Information

Environmental water released by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, no VEWH authorisation necessary. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

50 ML

Watering 2018-19

Heyfield wetlands

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2019-20

15 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Thomson River Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Broken River

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2019-20

0

Water authorised 2019-20

1050 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

1,000 ML

Watering 2018-19

250 ML

Mullinmur Wetland

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2019-20

10 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

20 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

Watering data is updated quarterly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

0

Watering 2017-18

0

Watering 2018-19

0

Horseshoe Lagoon

Last water release

Aug-19

Released to date 2019-20

121 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

200 ML

Watering objectives

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Serpentine Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2019-20

544 ML

Water authorised 2019-20

Full entitlement

Watering objectives

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2016-17

Watering 2017-18

Watering 2018-19

Environmental values

Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamps form part of the internationally recognised Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar site, which are used by many thousands of migratory birds from around the world. The wetlands support about 47 threatened flora and fauna species and communities. These include some of Victoria's rarest species (such as the brolga, orangebellied parrot, Australasian bittern, growling grass frog, Australian grayling and dwarf galaxias) and subtropical and temperate coastal saltmarsh communities.

Reedy Lake supports a range of vegetation communities including coastal saltmarsh, herbfields and reed beds. Reedy Lake was originally a partly-ephemeral system, but river regulation meant the lake was permanently inundated from the 1970s until 2016. Permanent inundation favoured the reed bed community in the lake and over time it has increased its extent and replaced much of the coastal saltmarsh and herbfield communities and openwater habitat. While reed beds form an important part of the lake's ecosystem, their continued expansion has reduced habitat diversity and the number and diversity of internationally-important migratory waterbirds that were able to use the wetland.

The Corangamite CMA has implemented the first two years of a four-year watering regime at Reedy Lake which includes three years of partial summer/autumn drying and one year of full summer inundation. This has already helped to control carp numbers and improve conditions for communities of coastal saltmarsh and herbfields. Achieving a more-natural wetting and drying regime is the single most important management activity to protect the ecology of the lower Barwon wetlands.

Hospital Swamps is made up of five unique wetland basins that support important ecological processes and significant ecological values including large areas of threatened coastal saltmarsh and diverse waterbird populations. Vegetation communities in Hospital Swamps have remained largely unchanged over time due to the maintenance of natural wetting and drying cycles.

Social and economic values

The lower Barwon wetlands are located close to Geelong, which is the second-largest city in Victoria. The wetlands form a very important part of the region's social fabric and are valued for their beauty, ecological significance and recreational uses. In particular, the wetlands are used heavily by Geelong Field and Game for hunting and by Geelong Field Naturalists for birdwatching and recreation. The system also supports a commercial eel fishery.

Stories

Stories of success and reflections on past environmental watering activities and results

Page last updated: 12/12/19