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Latest watering releases

Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of May 2021.

Central region

Yarra system

  • Yarra River

Barwon system

  • Upper Barwon River

Moorabool system

  • Moorabool River

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

  • Lower Latrobe wetlands: Heart Morass, Sale Common, Dowd Morass

Thomson system

  • Thomson River

Macalister system

  • Macalister River

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Western region

Glenelg system

  • Glenelg River

Wimmera system

  • MacKenzie River
  • Upper Burnt Creek

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Barbers Swamp, Fieldings Dam, , J Ferrier, Jesse Swamp,, Mahoods Corner and Pam Juergens

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Barmah Forest  (Murray River)
  • Central Murray wetlands: Round Lake
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Gunbower Forest: Little Reedy Wetland Complex
  • Hattah Lakes
  • Lindsay Mulcra and Wallpolla islands: Mullaroo Creek, Lake Wallawalla, Wallpolla Horseshoe

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River

Broken system

  • Upper Broken Creek
  • Lower Broken Creek

Loddon system

  • Loddon River
  • Serpentine Creek
  • Pyramid Creek
  • Lake Leaghur

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

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

Creature Feature: The venomous red-bellied black snake

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Moorabool River streamside vegetation, by Sarah Martin, Corangamite CMA

Blackwater: nature's 'gum-leaf' tea

When you hear about toxic blackwater events it’s often in conjunction with reports of severe fish deaths and floods. However, the truth about blackwater is more complex. In this article we explore blackwater in more detail.

News and media releases

Reflections 2019-2020: the stories behind the statistics

Technology and tradition are at the heart of this year’s Reflections 2019-2020.

Reflections 2019-2020 is the Victorian Environmental Water Holder’s annual publication celebrating the efforts and achievements of program partners, Traditional Owners and local communities who work tirelessly to protect our waterways.

Beth Ashworth and Sarina Loo

“Top-sharing”: a solution to work-life balance for Executives

By Sarina Loo, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Victorian Environmental Water Holder.

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

Chestnut Teal family, by Andrew Lees

Spring has sprung at Annulus Billabong

Ducks by the dozen are swimming, feeding and breeding at Annulus Billabong following a delivery of water for the environment in October 2020.

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