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Browse the rivers and wetlands below for the plans for where, when, and why water for the environment can be delivered throughout Victorian waterways this watering season, 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Water for the environment is water that’s set aside in storages such as dams and released or ‘delivered’ to help native plants and animals survive, thrive and reproduce. It also helps to maintain and improve waterway health needs such as connectivity, water levels and water quality.

This seasonal watering plan is developed by the VEWH in close partnership with waterway managers – who engage extensively with their communities including Traditional Owners, storage managers, land managers, and scientists – to ensure a planning process that is informed by scientific understanding, local and cultural knowledge, and on-ground evaluation.

This robust planning process helps instil greater confidence in our decision making, on how to make the most of every drop of water available for the environment, for all likely climate scenarios, for the greatest environmental benefit.

Proportion of water entitlements across Victoria as held by private users, water corporations and environmental water holders on 30 June 2020

Explore the regions and systems below to learn how water for the environment is being used across the rivers and wetlands of Victoria.

Page last updated: 30/06/22