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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 2023.

Central region


  • Upper Barwon River
  • Lower Barwon wetlands

Gippsland region

No deliveries in January 2023

Western region

No deliveries in January 2023

Northern region

Victorian Murray system

  • Barmah Forest
  • Gunbower Creek

Goulburn system

  • Goulburn River

Broken system

  • Lower Broken Creek

Campaspe system

  • Campaspe River

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

Goulburn Weir 2022

Media Release: Temporary water sale in Murray and Goulburn systems

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell up to 45,000 ML of environmental water allocation (temporary trade) from the Murray and Goulburn systems between January and June 2023.

Reflections Tile

Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria, 2021-22

Reflections is an opportunity for the VEWH and partners to highlight the annual achievements and ongoing environmental outcomes of delivering water for the environment, across the Victorian environmental watering program.

Water Trading Strategy 2022-23

The VEWH releases a trading strategy annually, outlining where potential sales may occur throughout the financial year to provide transparency while still meeting commercial in confidence requirements.

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