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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.

Environmental water 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, in the past three years water allocation has been purchased from licence holders in the system for environmental outcomes.

Central snapshot 

[PDF File - 1.8 MB] This shows you which rivers and wetlands in greater Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong will receive environmental water in 2016-17.

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


Seasonal Outlook 2016/17

The western systems in the central region are generally drier than those in the east and quite different conditions can exist between them at the same time.

Entitlements in some systems (such as the Yarra) are more reliable than others, providing greater certainty of water availability irrespective of catchment conditions. However, systems in the west (such as the Werribee and Moorabool systems) rely on inflows and continuing dry conditions result in a lower water availability: carryover is an important source of water to meet demands in these systems, if conditions remain dry.

With most inflows into storages in the central region occurring in winter and spring, the likely water availability in these systems should be evident early in 2016–17. Opportunities to optimise the availability and use of environmental water within the region, and between regions, may be considered through trade. This is likely to be the case in the Maribyrnong system, where we don't hold any environmental water, and depend on trade to meet demands.

If dry conditions prevail throughout 2016–17, environmental water deliveries will focus on maintaining water quality and protecting habitat for fish, platypus and other water-dependent species, particularly in summer/autumn. If conditions improve, environmental releases will also seek to provide flows that help to improve the health of the environment by providing improved habitat for animals and triggering migration, and sometimes spawning, of native fish.

Barmah Forest including Boals Deadwood

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

115,829 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 390,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water deliveries extended natural low level floodplain inundation
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned to selected wetlands through early summer if a significant waterbird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Provide flow in creeklines and variability in the river channel to support native fish habitat and spawning
Maintain drought refuge and connectivity with the river
Promote growth of Floodplain Marsh wetland vegetation, including Moira Grass
Support breeding of waterbirds
Flush accululated organic matter from floodplain and promote carbon cyclling
Maintain habitat for turtles

More Information

Reported water use includes any water delivered to Boals Deadwood. 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 2013-14

195,386.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

279,186.2 ML

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned if a significant bird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Improve diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil and slender water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for royal spoonbills and the Australasian shoveler

More Information

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 2013-14

50.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

80.0 ML

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Jan-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned if a significant bird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Improve diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil and slender water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for royal spoonbills and the Australasian shoveler

More Information

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 2013-14

180.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

689.0 ML

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

24,250 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 40,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Delivered environmental water when river levels were low
Summer/autumn: Maintain flows

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality
Boost native fish (including threatened Murray cod, golden perch and silver perch) by providing habitat flows during migration & breeding
Control excessive build-up of azolla

More Information

Includes Commonwealth environmental water. 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 2013-14

38,594.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

34,306.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

30,319.5 ML

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned if a significant bird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity of wetland plants
Maintain nationally threatened rigid water milfoil
Provide waterbird feeding and breeding habitat, particularly for brolga

More Information

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 2013-14

121.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

500.0 ML

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Dec-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Freshes in summer or autumn possible

Watering objectives

Move built-up sand and clay to restore deep pools and provide habitat
Improve plants on riverbank and in river channel
Maintain water quality
Maintain and restore waterbug habitat

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

387.2 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Campaspe River

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2016-17

3,306 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Delivered environmental water when river levels were low
Summer/autumn: Maintain low flows with multiple freshes

Watering objectives

Water river red gums and encourage new plants, increase cover of in-stream and riverside plants
Provide habitat to boost native fish
Support platypus with places to rest, breed, breed, feed and move to River Murray
Connect length of Campaspe River and into River Murray
Control salinity and maintain healthy water oxygen levels
Support waterbugs

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlements subject to allocation. Includes Commonwealth environmental water held in the Campaspe system. 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 2013-14

14,565.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

30,729.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

13,658.1 ML

Coliban River

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Not required

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Maintain low flows with possible freshes

Watering objectives

Maintain water, riverside and in-stream plants
Boost native fish by providing flows for them to move up and downstream and breed
Improve water quality
Maintain habitat for waterbugs
Maintain habitat for platypus

More Information

Water authorisation not required as this is managed by passing flows. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

441.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

826.0 ML

Benwell Forest

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 700 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Promote aquatic, semi-aquatic plants and river red gums in wetlands
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Guttrum and Benwell may receive environmental water in 2016-17 pending further investigation by North Central CMA. The volume authorised is shared with Guttrum Forest. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 700 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Promote aquatic, semi-aquatic plants and river red gums in wetlands
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

Guttrum and Benwell may receive environmental water in 2016-17 pending further investigation by North Central CMA. The volume authorised is shared with Benwell Forest. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering are planned to partially fill the wetland in autumn/winter

Watering objectives

Maintain variety of plants communities (including open-water habitat) waterbirds breeding and feeding.

More Information

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 2013-14

3,343.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

945.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Feb-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Drying to maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals, promote the growth and establishment of plants, such as river red gums, in and surrounding the wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

1,500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,890.0 ML

Lake Cullen

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2016-17

6,880 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 18,500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water topped-up flows in spring following natural flooding
Summer/autumn: Envirnomental watering planned if top-ups are needed

Watering objectives

Maintain viable stock of submerged salt-tolerant aquatic plants for waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2016-17

450 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered to top-up the wetland
Summer/autumn: Envirnomental watering planned if top-ups are needed

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for recently translocated Murray hardyhead
Support sub-merged salt-tolerant aquatic plants
Support a diversity of habitats for waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

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 2013-14

1,455.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

675.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

1,070.0 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Nov-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Drying to maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals, promote plants in and surrounding the wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

2,983.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2016-17

750 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,200 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Maintain diverse plants by supporting young river red gums and reducing common reed and cumbungi

More Information

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 2013-14

1,240.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

903.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,700 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Envirnomental watering planned if top-ups are needed

Watering objectives

Promote variety of aquatic plants and habitats
Support a variety of habitats for fish species feeding and breeding.
Support frogs and turtles with places to rest, breed, breed, feed and move to River Murray
Support waterbird habitats for feeding and breeding

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1,309.0 ML

Round Lake

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2016-17

350 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 600 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered to top-up the wetland
Summer/autumn: Envirnomental watering planned if top-ups are needed

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for Murray hardyhead
Maintain waterbird habitat

More Information

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 2013-14

509.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

556.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

576.0 ML

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2016-17

95 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 700 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered to top-up the wetland
Summer/autumn: Envirnomental watering planned if top-ups are needed

Watering objectives

Rehabilitate river red gum and aquatic plants
Rehabilitate habitat for growling grass frog
Rehabilitate habitats to support waterbird feeding and breeding

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

140.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

368.5 ML

Glenelg River

Last water release

Feb-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 12,160 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Freshes and baseflows as required

Watering objectives

Maintain diverse mix of riverside plants
Protect and boost native fish including the threatened variegated pygmy perch
Provide flows for fish to move upstream and downstream and between the river and the ocean
Maintain a wide range of waterbugs
Move built-up sand on the river bed to provide healthy habitat pools and places to shelter

More Information

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 2013-14

10,207.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

15,448.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,969.9 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

48,809 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 332,500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Delivered environmental water when river levels were low
Summer/autumn: Maintain baseflow with at least one large fresh

Watering objectives

Increase aquatic and flood-tolerant plants within river channel and lower banks, stabilise river bank
Support native fish (including golden perch) by providing habitat and encouraging them to migrate and breed
Maintain river bank and channel and diversity of riverbed surfaces
Provide habitat and food for waterbugs, break down organic matter
Maintain water quality

More Information

Volume authorised is subject to availability of high reliability allocation in the system. Includes use of Commonwealth environmental water. 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 2013-14

312,349.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

309,371.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

228,243.1 ML

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned if a significant bird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity of wetland plants
Provide waterbird breeding and feeding habitat

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

594.0 ML

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Sep-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,235 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering planned if a significant bird breeding event occurs

Watering objectives

Maintain as drought refuge for waterbirds
Improve diversity of wetland plants
Provide waterbird breeding and feeding habitat particularly for migratory and colonial nesting birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

356.4 ML

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

16,295 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 28,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Spring/summer high flows delivered
Summer/autumn: Summer/autumn high flows

Watering objectives

Improve resilience of wetland plants, help river red gums recover from millennium drought
Maintain food and habitat resources for native small and large-bodied fish including the recently recruited Murray cod.
Promote conditions for spawning and larvae survival
Maintain bank and channel, and diversity of creek-bed surface to support stream life

More Information

Includes use of Commonwealth environmental water. 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 2013-14

19,576.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

862.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

16,297.2 ML

Gunbower Forest including Pig Swamp

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2016-17

3,090 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 25,550 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in winter/spring to connect River Murray and Gunbower Creek and water was delivered specifically to Pig Swamp in September.
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Improve resilience of wetland plants, help river red gums recover from millennium drought
Maintain small-bodied fish in wetlands, provide opportunities for native fish to access floodplain resources, connect Gunbower Forest to Gunbower Creek enabling animals and carbon to move between them
Provide feeding, breeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds including colonial nesting species
Promote lateral movement of fish, turtles and seed propagules between the River Murray and Gunbower Creek.

More Information

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 2013-14

19,257.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

37,394.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

28,692.2 ML

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Jan-17

Released to date 2016-17

Water delivered

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Draw-down over summer with watering possible environmental watering during summer or autumn

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds
Control carp during a drawdown phase
Reduce risks to wetland plants from exposed soils andincreased salinity

More Information

^ Use of the Holdings in the lower Latrobe wetlands is based on the river height of the Latrobe River at the Swing Bridge, rather than a volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Heart Morass

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Draw-down over summer with watering possible environmental watering during summer or autumn

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Latrobe River

Last water release

Apr-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in summer and autumn

Watering objectives

Flows assist formation of a stable river channel and promotes vegetation growth on banks, reducing sediment load and nutrients flowing into Gippsland Lakes
Improve habitat for native fish including black bream and estuary perch

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

3,748.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

3,984.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

3,750.2 ML

Sale Common

Last water release

Jul-16

Released to date 2016-17

Water delivered

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Natural draw-down over summer with no environmental watering planned in summer or autumn

Watering objectives

Promote dispersal and germination of wetland plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds
Control carp during a drawdown phase

More Information

^ Use of the Holdings in the lower Latrobe wetlands is based on the river height of the Latrobe River at the Swing Bridge, rather than a volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Apr-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in summer or autumn

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality for native fish, particularly in summer and autumn

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

100.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Boort

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Germination and growth of river red gums and aquatic plants
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Meran

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,800 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain condition river red gums and aquatic plants if filled to 81.0 m
Provide habitat and feeding and breedingopportunities for birds if filled to 81.0 m
Maintain a permanent minimum level to preserve Murray River turtles

More Information

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 2013-14

1,849.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

2,000.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,000.0 ML

Lake Yando

Last water release

Jan-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

151.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

558.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote growth of plants in and around wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Loddon River/Serpentine Creek/Tullaroop Creek

Last water release

Feb-17

Released to date 2016-17

5,354 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Low flows, freshes and high flows in summer and autumn

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality with low flows through the system, particularly in summer and autumn
Protect and boost native fish by providing flows for them to move up and downstream and encourage breeding
Create opportunities for young platypus to disperse to new, high-quality habitat
Maintain river red gum, tea tree and lignum, providing opportunities for plants to germinate

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlements, subject to allocation. Includes Commonwealth environmental water held in the Loddon system. ** When passing flows are used, the 'released to date' figure won't appear. 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 2013-14

9,368.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

11,869.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

6,712.1 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

2012-13

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 8,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering possible in autumn

Watering objectives

Facilitate fish movement and breeding, particularly golden perch and silver perch
Recruit and maintain riparian plants
Flush accumulated leaf litter from banks for carbon and aquatic foodwebs

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Macalister River

Last water release

Jul-16

Released to date 2016-17

2,841 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering possible in autumn

Watering objectives

Boost native fish (including Australian grayling, tupong, Australian bass) prompting fish to move up and downstream and between river and ocean to breed
Enable plants to germinate, establish and grow on river bank
Maintain water quality and habitat for waterbugs

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

12,849.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

11,414.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

12,796.0 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

Reported at end of year

Water authorised 2016-17

Not required

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering possible in summer, autumn and winter

Watering objectives

Scour sediment to increase plants, improve organic carbon, sustain flows to mix water in the estuary

More Information

NSW Department of Primary Industries manages environmental water in the Snowy River. Watering data is updated end of year.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2013-14

190,600.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

155,308.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

147,884.0 ML

Thomson River

Last water release

Nov-16

Released to date 2016-17

456 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering possible in summer and autumn

Watering objectives

Boost native fish, specifically Australian grayling, by providing pool habitat and flows for fish to move up and down stream, and breed
Scour silt build-up in river bed to increase diversity of habitat for plants and animals
Water for plants to germinate, establish and grow on banks

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

10,754.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

13,479.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

12,251.0 ML

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering possible in autumn

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality and improve habitat and food resources for Murray hardyhead

More Information

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 2013-14

348.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

199.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

400.0 ML

Bridge Creek

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

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 2013-14

400.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

799.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2016-17

Water delivered

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in winter and late spring
Summer/autumn: No watering planned until high flows recommence in the Barwon River in autumn/winter

Watering objectives

Provide habitat including mud flats and shallow water for wading birds, and feeding opportunities and refuge for waterbirds and shorebirds
Promote habitat for fish breeding and growth and improved conditions for migration and dispersal when wetlands are connected to the Barwon River
Provide varying water levels and conditions to promote soil salinisation for threatened saline-dependant plants
Maintain the high diversity of plants in wetlands
Promote coastal saltmarsh, herbfields and lignum shrubland plant communities

More Information

^ Use of holdings in wetlands is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

Water delivered

Watering 2014-15

Water delivered

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

Water delivered

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in winter and early spring, with water levels naturally lowering in late spring
Summer/autumn: Low water levels planned to continue throughout summer/autumn until natural high flows recommence in the Barwon River in autumn/winter

Watering objectives

Provide habitat including mud flats and shallow water for wading birds, and feeding opportunities and refuge for waterbirds and shorebirds
Promote habitat for fish breeding and growth and improved conditions for migration and dispersal when wetlands are connected to the Barwon River
Provide varying water levels and conditions to promote soil salinisation for threatened saline-dependant plants
Maintain high diversity of plants in wetlands
Promote coastal saltmarsh, herbfields and lignum shrubland plant communities

More Information

^ Use of holdings in wetlands is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to entitlement rules. 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 2013-14

Water delivered

Watering 2014-15

Water delivered

Watering 2015-16

Water delivered

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Dec-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Provide water to reduce salinity and improve diversity of wetland plants, improving ecological function

More Information

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 2013-14

532.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

480.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Promote emergent and semi-emergent aquatic plants

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

317.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

276.8 ML

Burra Creek South

Last water release

Sep-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 800 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

550.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

434.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Aug-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 50 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Restore floodplain productivity to maintain vertebrate animals including carpet pythons and insectivorous bats

More Information

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 2013-14

50.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

100.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Butlers Creek

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Increase wetland productivity
Provide opportunities for fish to move between wetlands and the River Murray

More Information

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 2013-14

207.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

102.8 ML

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 300 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Maintain water quality and improve habitat and food resources to improve and improve the population of Murray hardyhead

More Information

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 2013-14

1,012.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

576.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

953.2 ML

Carina Bend

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 300 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Support fish and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

250.0 ML

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

31,522 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 35,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Restore diverse mix of wetland and floodplain plants
Maintain habitat for native fish in wetlands and provide opportunities for fish to move between the Murray River and the Hattah Lakes
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

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 2013-14

97,288.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

61,044.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

6,840.0 ML

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Nov-13

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,400 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

5,000.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

J1 Wetland

Last water release

2013-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

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 2013-14

418.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Kings Billabong

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1,841.6 ML

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Restore aquatic plants, particularly ruppia
Provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

459.5 ML

Lake Koorlong

Last water release

2011-12

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 150 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve aquatic plants and water quality for Murray hardyhead

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lake Powell

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

2,158.4 ML

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

8,000.1 ML

Lindsay Island (including Lindsay River and Mullaroo Creek)

Last water release

2015-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

As made available

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for native fish
Provide appropriate seasonal flows to facilitate movement and possibly spawning

More Information

Mallee CMA is authorised to use water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder in Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek and Potterwalkagee Creek. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

2,739.0 ML

Liparoo East

Last water release

Jun-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up tp 500 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Improve condition of lignum swampy woodland plants and provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

472.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Liparoo West

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 400 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Improve condition of lignum swampy woodland plants and provide habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Lock 15 wetlands

Last water release

2015-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Improve productivity of connected riparian zones and wetlands
Restore floodplain productivity for vertebrate animals including carpet python, insectivorous bats
Contribute to carbon requirements of River Murray channel

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

NSW entitlements

Watering 2015-16

NSW entitlements

Margooya Lagoon

Last water release

2009-10

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 600 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Improve river red gums
Improve native fish assemblage of lagoon
Restore submerged aquatic plants in open-water areas

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Mulcra Island (including Potterwalkagee Creek)

Last water release

2015-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

As made available

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for native fish
Provide appropriate seasonal flows to facilitate movement and possibly spawning

More Information

Mallee CMA is authorised to use water made available by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder in Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek and Potterwalkagee Creek. 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 2013-14

3,745.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

6,277.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

NSW entitlements

Neds Corner East and Central

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Provide breeding and roosting habitat for colonial waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

212.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

249.9 ML

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Improve wetland plants

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

1,266.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

789.6 ML

Outlet Creek (Karadoc swamp)

Last water release

2013-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Provide freshwater inflows and flushing flows to reduce salinity and improve diversity of wetland plants, improving ecological function

More Information

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 2013-14

400.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Psyche Bend Lagoon

Last water release

May-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 600 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Provide freshwater inflows and flushing flows to reduce salinity and improve diversity of wetland plants, improving ecological function

More Information

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 2013-14

800.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

1,014.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Robertsons Wetland

Last water release

2012-13

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

601.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Sandilong Creek and wetland

Last water release

May-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because the objective was to dry the wetland
Summer/autumn: No environmental water delivered because the watering objective is to dry the wetland

Watering objectives

Drying will help maintain diversity of habitats for range of wetland-dependent birds and animals and promote establishment of plants in and surrounding wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

142.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

136.7 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 1,200 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because natural flows met watering objectives in spring

Watering objectives

Provide seasonal feeding and breeding opportunities for native fish
Provide breeding habitat for waterbirds
Restore floodplain productivity for vertebrate animals including carpet pythons, sugar gliders and grey-crowned babblers

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

399.9 ML

Wallpolla Island (including Horseshoe Lagoon, Wallpolla East, Sandy Creek and Finnegans Creek)

Last water release

2015-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2,700 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn (Wallpolla East and Sandy Creek)

Watering objectives

Provide temporary habitat for plants and animals and increase wetland productivity
Provide habitat and feeding opportunities for birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

400.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

600.0 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

100 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 304 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Multiple low-flow freshes (subject to water availability)

Watering objectives

Maintain. restore in-stream plants, reduce invasive terrestrial plants
Provide movement opportunities for small native fish
Maintain waterbug habitat
Maintain water quality by flushing pools

More Information

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 2013-14

200.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

610.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

300.0 ML

Moorabool River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

876 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Freshes and baseflows as required

Watering objectives

Maintain remnant plants
Protect and boost native fish
Reshape river bed to provide habitat pools, places to shelter for fish and other animals
Improve water quality, particularly in summer
Maintain a range of waterbugs

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

2,500.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

1,685.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

240.0 ML

Ovens River

Last water release

Feb-17

Released to date 2016-17

20 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Not required

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Autumn low flow or low-flow fresh

Watering objectives

Provide flows for native fish to move between pools and over rocky or shallow parts of river
Maintain a range of different river bed surfaces, scour silt build-up and clean cobbles to maintain habitat for native plants and animals
Maintain water quality
Provide habitat and food for waterbugs, break down organic matter

More Information

Environmental water released from accounts 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 2013-14

70.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

70.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

70.0 ML

River Murray system includes Rufus and lower Darling rivers

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

65,551 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 560,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering to meet NSW and SA environmental objectives

Watering objectives

Support native fish habitat and recruitment outcomes
Improve health and recruitment of vegetation in the Coorong

More Information

The volume authorised for 2016-17 includes TLM and Commonwealth environmental water for Barmah Forest, Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla islands. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

23,500.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Psyche Runner

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 200 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Improve wetland productivity
Reinstate submerged and semi-emergent aquatic plants
Improve nesting opportunities in flooded lignum surrounding wetlands
Improve health of river red gums and black box

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Tarago River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

584 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Multiple freshes

Watering objectives

Encourage diverse riverside plants
Protect, boost native fish including threatened species (Australian grayling, river blackfish) by providing habitat, encouraging fish to migrate and breed
Provide waterbug habitat which break down organic matter and support river's food chain
Improve platypus habitat

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

1,784.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

1,842.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

2,117.0 ML

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

2010-11

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: No watering planned because the wetland filled naturally in spring

Watering objectives

Maintain and improve river red gums, black box and lignum

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2016-17

954 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Delivered environmental water in spring
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Maintain habitat for frogs, waterbugs and platypus
Promote native vegetatgion recruitment and growth
Move silt build-up from shallow parts of river to improve waterbug habitat

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

326.2 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

945 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Full entitlement

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Delivered environmental water in spring
Summer/autumn: Small freshes to maintain water quality

Watering objectives

Maintain diversity and growth of riparian, in-stream and saltmarsh plants
Boost native fish (including black bream) by providing pools and flows for fish to move up and downstream, support breeding and recruitment
Maintain habitat for waterbugs
Maintain water quality for fish, platypus and inundate estuary salt marsh with brackish water
Maintain habitat for platypus

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. 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 2013-14

461.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

713.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

324.3 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

152 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 12,911 ML^

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Freshes and baseflows as required

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and upper Burnt and lower Mount William creeks. 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 2013-14

1,588.8 ML

Watering 2014-15

1,003.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

MacKenzie River/Burnt Creek/Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

1,352 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 12,911 ML^

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Freshes and baseflows as required

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Provide flows for platypus
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and upper Burnt and lower Mount William creeks. 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 2013-14

6,035.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

4,872.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

1,009.7 ML

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

Mar-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality to provide suitable conditions for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

146.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

100.0 ML

Wimmera River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

1,866 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 12,911 ML^

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Freshes and baseflows as required

Watering objectives

Restore, protect and boost diverse populations of native fish
Maintain water quality for fish and other water-dependent plants and animals
Provide flows for platypus
Improve condition, abundance and diversity of plants
Support waterbugs

More Information

^Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and upper Burnt and lower Mount William creeks. 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 2013-14

11,908.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

12,136.8 ML

Watering 2015-16

3,890.3 ML

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 6 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

17.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

3.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

17.3 ML

Broom Tank

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.1 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 7 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

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 2013-14

9.2 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1.5 ML

Bull Swamp

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.3 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

12.3 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

3.4 ML

Carapugna

Last water release

Jun-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 30 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

8.6 ML

Watering 2015-16

0

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

3.2 ML

Chiprick

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

3.0 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for terrestrial and aerial animals

More Information

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 2013-14

7.4 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

4.0 ML

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 6 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide drought refuge and a watering point for animals (particularly frogs and turtles) to facilitate recolonisation of Chirrup Swamp when it is naturally inundated

More Information

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 2013-14

2.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

2.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.1 ML

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Nov-16

Released to date 2016-17

3.1 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

5.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

3.8 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

8.1 ML

Considines

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 7 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds
Improve the diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

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 2013-14

8.6 ML

Watering 2014-15

0.4

Watering 2015-16

4.8 ML

Corack Lake

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.6 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide conditions that support an abundance of aquatic plants
Provide refuge and nursery habitat for turtles and frogs

More Information

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 2013-14

1.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

3.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs
Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0.6

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 6 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Support a diversity of aquatic plants including re-established marbled marshwort
Provide refuge, feeding and breeding opportunities for frog and turtles
Provide variety of feeding conditions for waterbirds

More Information

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 2013-14

0.8

Watering 2014-15

3.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 10 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs

More Information

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 2013-14

5.5 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

13.0 ML

Crow Swamp

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

9.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

4.9 ML

D Smith Dam

Last water release

Sep-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for terrestrial and aerial animals

More Information

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 2013-14

1.5 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0.9

Davis Dam

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Support black box and cane grass plants
Provide drought refuge and a watering point for animals

More Information

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 2013-14

0.6

Watering 2014-15

0.6

Watering 2015-16

1.0 ML

Falla Dam

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain as a drought refuge for turtles and frogs

More Information

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 2013-14

1.9 ML

Watering 2014-15

2.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.7 ML

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Sustain and where possible increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

1.6 ML

Watering 2015-16

1.3 ML

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

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 2013-14

4.5 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Greens Wetland

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.3 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

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 2013-14

3.5 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

3.7 ML

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

Jun-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0.7

Watering 2015-16

0

Homelea

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.5 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

Nov-16

Released to date 2016-17

3.0 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

More Information

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 2013-14

13.9 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

3.0 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain the diversity of aquatic plants
Provide refuge and breeding conditions for water-dependent species (such as frogs, waterbugs, turtles and waterbirds)

More Information

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 2013-14

5.8 ML

Watering 2014-15

4.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Promote native aquatic plants and re-establish marbled marshwort
Provide shallow foraging habitat for waterbirds (including brolgas) and feeding opportunities for frogs

More Information

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 2013-14

0.5

Watering 2014-15

3.9 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

John Ampt

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

2.0 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

7.4 ML

Watering 2014-15

1.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Nov-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

8.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.9 ML

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Nov-16

Released to date 2016-17

0.7

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Maintain habitat for turtles and frogs
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

More Information

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 2013-14

5.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

2.0 ML

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.4 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for various waterbird guilds
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

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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 2013-14

2.6 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1.4 ML

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 2 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants
Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

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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 2013-14

5.9 ML

Watering 2014-15

2.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.0 ML

Mutton

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in the wetland to sustain animals (especially frogs and wetland and woodland birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

13.1 ML

Watering 2015-16

3.9 ML

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

3.5 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

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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 2013-14

8.9 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

3.5 ML

Opies Dam

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

May-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide watering points for animals and birds

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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 2013-14

1.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Part of Gap Reserve

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.1 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

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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 2013-14

3.4 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1.5 ML

Paul Barclay

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

3.3 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

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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 2013-14

9.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

2.6 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

15.5 ML

Watering 2015-16

4.0 ML

Poyner

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity of wetland plants

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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 2013-14

3.3 ML

Watering 2014-15

0.04

Watering 2015-16

3.3 ML

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

Jun-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 8 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

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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 2013-14

6.9 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

7.8 ML

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 7 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide watering points for animals and birds

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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 2013-14

2.6 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

4.9 ML

Roselyn Wetland/Reids Dam

Last water release

Oct-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 7 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box

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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 2013-14

19.7 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

6.3 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Dec-15

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in the wetland to sustain animals (especially frogs and wetland and woodland birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

33.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

17.4 ML

Watering 2015-16

9.0 ML

Schultz/ Koschitzke

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 50 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

Oct-16

Released to date 2016-17

1.4 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Provide feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

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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 2013-14

3.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

1.3 ML

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 4 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

4.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

1.8 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Mar-14

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

No authorisation

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Provide suitable feeding and breeding habitat for waterbirds

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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 2013-14

11.1 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 3 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered because natural flows met watering objectives
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Maintain fringing lignum and black box
Improve diversity and quality of wetland plants

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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 2013-14

1.7 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

4.1 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

May-16

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 5 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Potential watering

Watering objectives

Retain water in wetland for animals (especially frogs and birds)
Increase wetland plants, especially threatened species

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

6.3 ML

Watering 2015-16

2.1 ML

Yarra River

Last water release

Mar-17

Released to date 2016-17

4,579 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 32,000 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Summer/autumn freshes

Watering objectives

Rebuild and maintain plants on river bank and in channel
Boost native fish including threatened species (such as Australian grayling and Macquarie perch)
Maintain form of river bank and bed, scour silt build-up and clean cobbles in water so fish, platypus and other animals have healthy habitat pools and places to shelter
Restore waterbugs
Boost water quality in river pools, ensuring oxygen in water

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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 2013-14

16,826.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

29,251.0 ML

Watering 2015-16

8,817.0 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Sep-16

Released to date 2016-17

31 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 30 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: Environmental water delivered in spring
Summer/autumn: No watering planned

Watering objectives

Support native wetland plants
Provide habitat for wetland dependent animals

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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 2013-14

9.0 ML

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Dec-16

Released to date 2016-17

180 ML

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 300 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Water delivered in early summer, no further watering planned

Watering objectives

Support native wetland plants
Provide habitat for wetland dependent animals

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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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Not watered to date

Released to date 2016-17

0

Water authorised 2016-17

Up to 600 ML

Potential Environmental Watering 2016-17*

Winter/spring: No environmental water delivered
Summer/autumn: Environmental watering in autumn

Watering objectives

Improve aquatic vegetation diversity and maintain black box wetland

More Information

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 2013-14

0

Watering 2014-15

0

Watering 2015-16

0

Stories

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