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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of August 2023.

Central region

Barwon system

  • Lower Barwon Wetlands

Yarra system

  • Yering Backswamp

Gippsland region

Thomson system

  • Thomson River

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Western region

No deliveries in August 2023

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Gunbower Creek and Forest

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek

Loddon system

  • 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.

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Seasonal watering plan

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

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Water for the environment stories

Koondrook fishway completed

A milestone fishway infrastructure investment by the VEWH

For the first time in over a century, native fish will be able to move freely between the Murray River and Gunbower Creek with the launch of two new fishways at Koondrook and Cohuna in northern central Victoria.

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

Creature Feature: The venomous red-bellied black snake

When you’re out and about this summer make sure you keep an eye out for our slithery friend: the venomous red-bellied black snake.

News and media releases


Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria, 2022-23

Reflections highlights actions in 2022-23 by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) and our partners to support the health of waterways, landscapes and communities through the Victorian environmental watering program.

Commissioners 2023

Welcome to the VEWH Commissioners

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder warmly welcomes our Commissioners who began their four-year terms on 1 October 2023.

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A clear vision for the future - the VEWH releases its 10-year strategy

The VEWH is looking towards the future with the release of a 10-year strategy that aims to maintain and build on the benefits that healthy rivers and wetlands provide for everyone to enjoy.

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