Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of July 2020.
- Yarra Billabongs: Yering Backswamp
- Moorabool River
- Hospital Swamp and Reedy Swamp
- Lower Latrobe wetlands: Sale Common
- Snowy River
Victorian Murray system
- Central Murray wetlands
- Gunbower Creek
- Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay River and Websters Lagoon
- Goulburn River
- Goulburn wetlands: Kanyapella Basin
- Lower Broken Creek
- Campaspe River
- Pyramid Creek
- Serpentine Creek
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.Learn More
Seasonal watering plan
A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.Learn More
Rivers and wetlands
- • Barmah Forest
- • Gunbower Creek and Forest
- • Central Murray wetlands
- • Hattah Lakes
- • Lower Murray wetlands
- • Lindsay, Wallpolla and Mulcra
- • Ovens system
- • Goulburn River
- • Goulburn wetlands
- • Broken River and Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River system (including Tullaroop, Serpentine and Pyramid creeks)
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birch Creek
Water for the environment stories
An exciting trip hosted by Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) saw the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commissioners, Co-CEOs and executive team venture north. The group visited various sites getting into the nitty-gritty of environmental watering.
In Guttrum State Forest an urgent rescue mission is underway to save a culturally rich and ecologically significant wetland complex.
News and media releases
The Victorian Environmental Water Holder has released its annual allocation trading strategy to transparently outline where we may buy or sell water for the environment across Victoria in 2020-21.
Victorians are set to enjoy the flow-on benefits of water for the environment with many of the state’s waterways to receive much-needed environmental water deliveries over the next year.
Each year the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) works with catchment management authorities, storage managers, Traditional Owners, land managers communities, scientists and stakeholders to deliver water for the environment efficiently and effectively. In 2018-19, 88% of environmental flows delivered in northern Victoria were also re-used to meet downstream water needs.