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The four reaches in the Werribee system that can receive water for the environment are Pyrites Creek between Lake Merrimu and Melton Reservoir (reach 6), the Werribee River between Melton Reservoir and the Werribee Diversion Weir (reach 8), the Werribee River between the Werribee Diversion Weir and Werribee Park Tourism Precinct (reach 9) and the Werribee estuary below the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct (the estuary).

Environmental watering that targets environmental objectives in reach 9 and the estuary is delivered from Melton Reservoir and therefore also benefits reach 8. Water for the environment released from Lake Merrimu is re-harvested in Melton Reservoir, where it can be held and released at an appropriate time to achieve environmental objectives in the lower Werribee River.

Waterway manager
Traditional Owners
Storage manager
Environmental water holder