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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of December 2020.

Central region

Barwon system

  • Upper Barwon River
  • Hospital Swamp and Reedy Swamp

Moorabool system

  • Moorabool River

Werribee system

  • Pyrites Creek
  • Werribee River

Gippsland region

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Western region

Glenelg system

  • Glenelg River

Wimmera system

  • MacKenzie River
  • Upper Burnt Creek

Wimmera Mallee Wetlands

  • Carapugna, Falla Dam, Uttiwillock Wetland, Considines and Poyner

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Barmah Forest and Murray River
  • Central Murray wetlands:Third Reedy Lake
  • Lower Murray Wetlands: Bidgee Lagoons, Brickworks Billabong, Koorlong Lake, Lake Hawthorn, Robertson’s Creek
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Lindsay Mulcra and Wallpolla islands: Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay River, Sandy Creek, Finnigans Creek, Wallpolla Creek East

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek

Loddon system

  • Loddon River
  • Serpentine Creek
  • Lake Meran

Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).

Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water for households, industry and farming).

How do we know it works?

To measure the success of environmental watering, it is important to draw on the large body of scientific and community knowledge that exists about Victoria’s rivers and wetlands.

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Seasonal watering plan

A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.

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Red-bellied black snake, by Keith Ward, Goulburn Broken CMA

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News and media releases

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Click here for WorkSafe Victoria's WorkWell VEWH case study video on job-sharing.

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