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Latest watering releases

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

Central region

Yarra system

  • Yarra River

Barwon system

  • Moorabool River
  • Reedy Swamp
  • Upper Barwon River

Gippsland region

Latrobe system

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

Snowy system

  • Snowy River

Northern region

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Upper Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

Loddon system

  • Boort wetlands: Lake Meran
  • Loddon River
  • Serpentine Creek

Victorian Murray system

  • Central Murray wetlands: Guttrum Forest, Wirra-Lo wetland complex
  • Gunbower Creek
  • Mullaroo Creek and Lindsay River
  • Lower Murray wetlands: Koorlong Lake, Lake Hawthorn

Western region

Wimmera system

  • Burnt Creek
  • Lower Mount William Creek
  • Mackenzie River
  • Ranch Billabong

Wimmera-Mallee wetlands

  • Corack Lake

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

Commissioners trip to the Mallee

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.

Water for the environment to the rescue at Guttrum Forest

In Guttrum State Forest an urgent rescue mission is underway to save a culturally rich and ecologically significant wetland complex.

News and media releases

Water for the environment provides important refuges in the face of dry conditions

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.

The VEWH's water trade activities get a clean bill of health

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has undertaken a health check of its water trading activities and has been given a clean bill of health.

Reedy Lake with little water in dry conditions

Why do we water when it’s dry?

In dry years, environmental watering is critical protection for our waterways, so they can survive to bounce back when dry conditions ease.

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