Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of January 2021.
- Upper Barwon River
- Moorabool River
- Tarago River
- Snowy River
- Glenelg River
- Wimmera River
- MacKenzie River
- Upper Burnt Creek
Victorian Murray system
- Barmah Forest and Murray River
- Central Murray wetlands:Third Reedy Lake and Hird Swamp
- Lower Murray Wetlands: Brickworks Billabong, Koorlong Lake, Lake Hawthorn
- Gunbower Creek
- Lindsay Mulcra and Wallpolla islands: Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay River
- Lower Broken Creek
- 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.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
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.
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
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.
Ducks by the dozen are swimming, feeding and breeding at Annulus Billabong following a delivery of water for the environment in October 2020.