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About the region

The Macalister and Thomson rivers are tributaries of the Latrobe River. The Macalister flows into the Thomson near Sale. The Thomson joins the Latrobe shortly downstream, where it flows past the Latrobe wetlands (Sale Common, Heart Morass and Dowd Morass) before entering Lake Wellington. These rivers and wetlands have a range of environmental values and support irrigated agriculture, tourism and industry.

The Snowy River flows south from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales and into Victoria and Bass Strait. Storages in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme are connected to the Murray and Murrumbidgee systems via a network of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts through which water from the Snowy is transferred to supply irrigated agriculture in the Murray–Darling Basin.

View the current seasonal watering plan for the rivers and wetlands that make up the Gippsland region:


Seasonal Outlook 2023/24

La Nina conditions in 2022-23 delivered above-average winter and spring rainfall in the northern and western parts of the Gippsland region for the third consecutive year, while rainfall in the eastern part of the catchment was close to the long-term average. Upper sections of the Latrobe River catchment received their highest total June rainfall in 24 years, and heavy rainfall in August caused minor flooding in Traralgon Creek. Thomson Dam spilled in October for the first time since 1996. Temperatures throughout the region were close to the long-term average during 2022-23.

Delivery of water for the environment in rivers and wetlands within the West Gippsland CMA region was managed in line with the wet scenario during 2022-23, and all planned watering actions were achieved. Natural flows from spilling reservoirs and local catchment run-off met most planned watering actions during the year. Water for the environment was used to supplement the winter-spring low flow in the Thomson River during July to help fish and other animals move freely between different habitats. Water for the environment was not needed in the Macalister River or the Latrobe River at all during 2022-23 because the natural flow met or exceeded flow recommendations. The three lower Latrobe wetlands (Sale Common, Dowd Morass and Heart Morass) were flushed by natural flows for the second consecutive year, and salinity levels in Lake Wellington continued to remain low.

The Snowy River received high allocations of water for the environment for the second consecutive year, and the water was used to mimic seasonal snow melt patterns to enhance the river’s ecological and physical conditions.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts below-average rainfall and above-average temperatures for the Gippsland region during autumn and winter 2023. However, relatively high storage levels mean the risk of flooding remains for the Gippsland region in the first half of 2023-24.

High storage levels going into 2023-24 will likely result in high allocations to environmental entitlements in the Gippsland systems. Despite the loss of 23,039 ML of carryover when Thomson Dam spilled, the forecast allocations and remaining carryover volumes should be sufficient to deliver planned watering actions in all climate scenarios during 2023-24.

The approach to delivering water for the environment in the Gippsland region aims to maintain enough flow in dry times to minimise stress on existing plant and animal populations and deliver larger flows in wetter conditions to enhance the condition of and increase recruitment in those populations. Over the last three years, wet conditions have resulted in strong native fish recruitment in all the Gippsland systems that receive water for the environment. While certain flows will be delivered at a lower magnitude in the drier climate scenarios, the forecast high water availability means that delivery of water for the environment to consolidate the environmental gains of the last three years and to support additional recruitment should still be possible in all scenarios in 2023-24. Efforts to boost migratory fish populations in the Latrobe, Thomson and Macalister rivers are particularly important because the larvae and juveniles of these species spend time in the ocean and can then colonise other coastal rivers. Increasing the total number of larvae and juveniles in waters along the Gippsland coast may help recover native fish populations in river systems that were affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.

Delivery of water for the environment in the lower Latrobe wetlands in 2023-24 will aim to consolidate and, where possible, improve the environmental gains of the last three years. This will involve keeping Sale Common, Dowd Morass and Heart Morass at least partially full during winter and spring and allowing a natural partial drawdown during the warmer months in all climate scenarios.

The water year for the Snowy system starts in May and ends in April the following year, which differs from how water is managed in the other Gippsland systems. The total volume for release and daily release targets for the Snowy River from May 2023 to April 2024 were endorsed by the Snowy Advisory Committee in March 2023. The agreed daily releases will not vary unless flows increase the risk of flooding downstream or operational constraints prevent delivery.

Traditional Owners in the Gippsland region

Traditional Owners in the Gippsland region have a deep connection to Country that has endured for tens of thousands of years. This includes inherent rights and cultural obligations to Country and community.

The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), on behalf of the Gunaikurnai, holds Native Title, has a recognition and settlement agreement with the Victorian Government and is a Registered Aboriginal Party (through the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993, the Victorian Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 and the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006). Gunaikurnai Country extends over an area from Warragul in the west to the Snowy River in the east and from the Great Dividing Range in the north to the coast in the south. This area includes Durt-Yowan (Latrobe River), Carran Carran (Thomson River), Wirn wirndook Yeerung (Macalister River), the Snowy River and the lower Latrobe wetlands covered by this section of the seasonal watering plan.

Other Registered Aboriginal Parties in the Gippsland region are the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Their boundaries do not extend to the waterways managed with water for the environment in the Gippsland region.

Traditional Owners with links to the Snowy River system include the Monero Ngarigo, Bidhawal and Gunaikurnai peoples.

The Victorian Government is committed to self-determination for Traditional Owners through Treaty negotiations, policies such as Water is Life: Traditional Owner Access to Water Roadmap 2022 and actions in the 2022 Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy. The VEWH and its partners are working with Traditional Owners to embed the outcomes of government policy into the Victorian environmental watering program. Program partners in the environmental watering program are aware that structural changes (such as legislative, policy and governance changes) to how water is managed may be made in the future in recognition of Aboriginal water rights. Program partners have heard that Traditional Owners want empowerment and agency in water management, and in many cases, they want to manage water on Country on their terms.

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

65 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

80 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Glenelg River

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

233.00 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

-

More Information

Delivery up to Dec 31 2022 was made with accumulated passing flows only. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

10322.138 ML

Watering 2020-21

8571.67 ML

Watering 2021-22

9800 ML

Watering 2022-23

11470.722 ML

Upper Jacksons Creek

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

314.5 ML

Watering 2022-23

321.9 ML

Tarago River

Last water release

Mar-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

40 ML

Watering 2020-21

1334 ML

Watering 2021-22

951 ML

Watering 2022-23

151 ML

Pyrites Creek

Last water release

Dec-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

178.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

560.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

1470.1 ML

Watering 2022-23

940 ML

Werribee River

Last water release

Apr-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

990 ML

Watering 2020-21

1325.67 ML

Watering 2021-22

792 ML

Watering 2022-23

1024 ML

Bungalally Creek

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Burnt Creek

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

424.63 ML

Watering 2020-21

719.704 ML

Watering 2021-22

109.4 ML

Watering 2022-23

21.325 ML

Lower Mount William Creek

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH and CEWH. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1137.088 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

2508.693481 ML

MacKenzie River

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

2178.259 ML

Watering 2020-21

1612.865 ML

Watering 2021-22

2885.4 ML

Watering 2022-23

3840.222 ML

Ranch Billabong

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

11.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

6 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Upper Mount William Creek

Last water release

Feb-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

139 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

135 ML

Watering 2022-23

68 ML

Wimmera River

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

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Volume authorised is shared between Wimmera and MacKenzie rivers and Burnt, Bungalally and Mount William creeks and the Ranch Billabong. Flows to the Wimmera River may be delivered from Lake Londsale or Taylors Lake. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH and CEWH. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

7691.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

3955.43 ML

Watering 2021-22

7117.1 ML

Watering 2022-23

2455.202 ML

Barbers Swamp

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

7.632 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.656 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.9 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Broom Tank

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Bull Swamp (Bulls Swamp)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

4.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

2.89 ML

Carapugna

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

10.285 ML

Watering 2020-21

18.883 ML

Watering 2021-22

12.936 ML

Watering 2022-23

5.36475 ML

Challambra Swamp

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.896 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

4.651 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.86 ML

Chiprick (both)

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

5.15 ML

Chirrup Swamp

Last water release

Mar-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.249 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.375

Watering 2022-23

0.923

Clinton Shire Dam

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.483

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

2.6 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.653 ML

Cokum Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

2.474 ML

Watering 2020-21

2 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.455 ML

Watering 2022-23

5.1 ML

Considines

Last water release

Dec-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3.783 ML

Watering 2020-21

3.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.198 ML

Watering 2022-23

6.896 ML

Corack Lake

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

4.238 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

3.396 ML

Watering 2022-23

4.112 ML

Coundons Wetland

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.529

Watering 2020-21

0.737

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

1.10758 ML

Creswick Swamp

Last water release

Mar-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.106 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

2.667 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.965

Cronomby Tanks

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

4 ML

Watering 2021-22

6.136 ML

Watering 2022-23

5.9072 ML

Crow Swamp

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

4.995 ML

Watering 2020-21

9.302 ML

Watering 2021-22

5.138 ML

Watering 2022-23

4.1371 ML

D Smith Wetland

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0.8

Watering 2021-22

0.69

Watering 2022-23

0.66

Davis Dam

Last water release

Jul-23

Released to date 2023-24

0.76

Water authorised 2023-24

4.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.83

Watering 2020-21

1.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.07 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.845

Falla Dam

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

2 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.806 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.29172 ML

Fieldings Dam

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.408 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.081 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.975

Goulds Reserve

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.954 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

3.481 ML

Greens Wetland (2)

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

2.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.368 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.74

Harcoans Swamp

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

10.069 ML

Watering 2020-21

8.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.656 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Homelea

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.834

Watering 2020-21

0.78

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

1.081 ML

J Ferrier Wetland

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.706 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.292 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.546 ML

Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

2.84 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.13 ML

Watering 2021-22

3.379 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.03877 ML

Jesse Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

6.124 ML

Watering 2020-21

5.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.956 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.24384 ML

John Ampt

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

2.123 ML

Watering 2022-23

2.8401 ML

Kath Smith Dam

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.608

Watering 2020-21

0.746

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Krong Swamp

Last water release

Aug-18

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Danaher Bushland Reserve

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

5.96978 ML

Mahoods Corner

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.851

Watering 2020-21

2.03 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.185 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.76226

Morton Plains Reserve

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.405 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.61 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.516 ML

Mutton Swamp

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

9.504 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

4.291 ML

Watering 2022-23

2.04 ML

Newer Swamp (Round Swamp)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

2.284 ML

Opies Dam

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.69

Watering 2020-21

0.7

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0.728

Pam Juergens Dam

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.416

Watering 2020-21

0.4

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0.855

Part of Gap Reserve (Stephen Smith Dam)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.819 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

1.43 ML

Paul Barclay

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

5.323 ML

Watering 2020-21

4.095 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.986 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.323 ML

Pinedale

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.831 ML

Watering 2020-21

2.584 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.718 ML

Watering 2022-23

0.87295

Poyner

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1.197 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.972

Watering 2022-23

2.179 ML

R Ferriers Dam

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

3.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

6.334 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Rickard Glenys Dam

Last water release

May-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1.818 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.619 ML

Watering 2021-22

0.328

Watering 2022-23

0

Roselyn Wetland/ Reids Dam

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

3.743 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.865 ML

Watering 2022-23

4.83 ML

Sawpit Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

10.6 ML

Watering 2021-22

9.029 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Schultz/Koschitzke

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

2.785203 ML

Watering 2022-23

1.25 ML

Shannons Wayside

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

1.461 ML

Tarkedia Dam

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

2.145 ML

Watering 2020-21

1.864 ML

Watering 2021-22

1.252 ML

Watering 2022-23

2.323 ML

Tchum Lakes Lake Reserve (North Lake - Wetland)

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

18.53 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

80.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Tchum Lakes Swimming Pool (North Lake - Dam)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3.635 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

9.977 ML

Towma (Lake Marlbed)

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0.678

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

1.202 ML

Uttiwillock Wetland

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

4.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

4.6 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.65061 ML

Wal Wal Swamp

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

4.894 ML

Watering 2021-22

2.172 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.015 ML

Kinnairds Wetland

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

258.6 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

195 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Moodie Swamp

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

1006.2 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Doctors Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

67 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

427 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Gaynor Swamp

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

993.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

901.1 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Horseshoe Lagoon

Last water release

Aug-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

121 ML

Watering 2020-21

17.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

51.9 ML

Watering 2022-23

70.3 ML

Kanyapella basin

Last water release

Oct-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

500 ML

Watering 2021-22

1000 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Loch Garry

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

499.8 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

980 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Reedy Swamp

Last water release

Dec-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

499.833 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Black Swamp

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

142.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

1462.6 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Gunbower Creek

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

648.23 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

21,000.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH and CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

21231.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

10330.578 ML

Watering 2021-22

10149.408 ML

Watering 2022-23

9868.501 ML

Gunbower Forest

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

9,694.39 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Includes water delivered via Hipwell Road regulator. Other water delivered via lower landscape regulators is provided separately. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by the Living Murray program and VEWH. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

2946.127 ML

Watering 2022-23

45036.6 ML

Little Gunbower Creek Complex

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1119.9 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

3207.9 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Little Reedy Wetland Complex

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1878 ML

Watering 2020-21

1505.78 ML

Watering 2021-22

9166.943 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Reedy Lagoon

Last water release

Jun-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

921.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

2604 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Yarran Creek

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

73,200.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. *Volume authorised is the total made availble for the Gunbower Forest floodplain, floodrunners and wetlands, including Yarran Creek.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1413 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

1125 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Barmah Forest

Last water release

Aug-23

Released to date 2023-24

400.00 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

654,500.00 ML

More Information

Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH, CEWH, the Living Murray Program and River Murray Increased Flows.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

282118.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

204515.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

205312.5 ML

Watering 2022-23

102250.8 ML

Boals Deadwood

Last water release

Feb-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

8164.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

5603.056 ML

Watering 2022-23

723.1 ML

Guttrum Forest

Last water release

Dec-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

498.2 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

654.3 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Hird Swamp

Last water release

Feb-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

2901 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Johnson Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3240.4 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

1500 ML

Watering 2022-23

1148 ML

Kunat Kunat (Round Lake)

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

300 ML

Watering 2020-21

369.937 ML

Watering 2021-22

409.4 ML

Watering 2022-23

250.1 ML

Lake Cullen

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

6385 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

5000 ML

Lake Elizabeth

Last water release

Nov-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

960 ML

Watering 2020-21

713.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

824 ML

Watering 2022-23

645.5 ML

Lake Murphy

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

3306.2 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

McDonalds Swamp

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

293 ML

Watering 2020-21

280 ML

Watering 2021-22

350 ML

Watering 2022-23

401.7 ML

Muringa wetlands

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

26.7 ML

Watering 2022-23

3.3 ML

Richardsons Lagoon

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1461.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

1392.3 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

River Murray system

Last water release

Jan-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Environmental water delivered from NSW holdings is not included in the total volumes. Watering data is updated quartery based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

17576 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Third Reedy Lake

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3760 ML

Watering 2020-21

1415 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Wirra-Lo wetland complex

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

245.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

96.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

110.8 ML

Watering 2022-23

28.5 ML

Lower Broken Creek

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

7,281.86 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

-

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

247 ML

Watering 2020-21

33654.514 ML

Watering 2021-22

69915.4 ML

Watering 2022-23

47427.9 ML

Goulburn River

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

31,062.63 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

-

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2022-23 was made available by VEWH, CEWH and the Living Murray program

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3533 ML

Watering 2020-21

238819.065 ML

Watering 2021-22

468756.716 ML

Watering 2022-23

220945.5 ML

Dowd Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Use of holdings in Dowd Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Heart Morass

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Use of holdings in Heart Morass is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Latrobe River

Last water release

Apr-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

2701.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Sale Common

Last water release

Water delivered 2020 and 2021

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Use of holdings in Sale Common is based on river height in the Latrobe River, not volumetric entitlement

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Macalister River

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

18333.025 ML

Watering 2020-21

3611 ML

Watering 2021-22

390 ML

Watering 2022-23

12460.9 ML

Snowy River

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

The water year in the Snowy system runs from May to April. NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment manages environmental water in the Snowy River.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

117871 ML

Watering 2020-21

91176 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Heyfield wetlands

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Thomson River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

12 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Thomson River

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

2,976.00 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

Full Entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

12910 ML

Watering 2020-21

18651 ML

Watering 2021-22

18960 ML

Watering 2022-23

18160 ML

Broken River

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

6,000.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH and CEWH. The volume authorised in 2023-24 may be used in the Broken River and upper Broken Creek

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

509.6 ML

Watering 2022-23

2501.9 ML

Upper Broken Creek

Last water release

Apr-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

6,000.00 ML

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH and CEWH.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

597.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

1235.1 ML

Watering 2021-22

1247.4 ML

Watering 2022-23

1146 ML

Crankhandle

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

400.2 ML

Watering 2021-22

800 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Finnigans Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

950.238 ML

Watering 2020-21

999.94 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Hattah Lakes

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

145 ML

Watering 2020-21

27312.72 ML

Watering 2021-22

46138.705 ML

Watering 2022-23

29311.8 ML

Lake Kramen

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

12701.67 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Wallawalla

Last water release

Sep-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

3993.06 ML

Watering 2021-22

10005.5 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Lindsay and Mulcra islands

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Includes deliveries to anabranch waterways and wetlands within Lindsay and Mulcra islands. Watering is coordinated with operation of weir pools 7 and 8 of the Murray River.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

387 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lindsay-Mullaroo connector

Last water release

June-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

292.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

208.9 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Sandy Creek

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1311.914 ML

Watering 2020-21

1999.558 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Scotties Billabong

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

100.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Wallpolla East

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1383.233 ML

Watering 2020-21

1487 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Wallpolla Horseshoe

Last water release

May-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

399.677 ML

Watering 2020-21

399.213 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Wetland 33

Last water release

Nov-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

149.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Birchs Creek

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

-

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Boort

Last water release

Sep-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

770 ML

Watering 2022-23

1912.9 ML

Lake Leaghur

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

804.606 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Meran

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1611.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1353.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

7713.6 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Yando

Last water release

Mar-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

1010.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Little Lake Meran

Last water release

Dec-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

883.5 ML

Loddon River

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

235.10 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH and CEWH. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

8096.1 ML

Watering 2020-21

15392.9 ML

Watering 2021-22

13792.8 ML

Watering 2022-23

10837.67 ML

Pyramid Creek

Last water release

Apr-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

122.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

619.5 ML

Watering 2021-22

968.1 ML

Watering 2022-23

64.9 ML

Serpentine Creek

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

147.00 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

Full Entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1345.7 ML

Watering 2020-21

1238.3 ML

Watering 2021-22

954 ML

Watering 2022-23

716.9 ML

Bidgee Lagoons

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

450.005 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Brickworks Billabong

Last water release

Mar-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

320 ML

Watering 2020-21

248.324 ML

Watering 2021-22

198.7 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Bridge Creek

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

776.075 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Bullock Swamp

Last water release

Water delivered 2014-15

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Burra Creek North

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Burra Creek South

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

941.7 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Burra Creek South Proper

Last water release

Apr-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

70.1 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Cardross Lakes

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Carina Bend

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

877.84 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Catfish Billabong

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

877.43 ML

Cowanna Billabong

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Heywoods Lake

Last water release

Jun-17

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

J1 Creek

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

0

Koorlong Lake

Last water release

Jun-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

147.848 ML

Watering 2020-21

62.341 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Carpul

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Hawthorn

Last water release

Feb-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

1460.19 ML

Watering 2020-21

859.873 ML

Watering 2021-22

177.2 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Lake Powell

Last water release

Water delivered 2015-16

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Liparoo East

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

392.421 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Liparoo West

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

271.5 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Little Heywood Lake

Last water release

Nov-17

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Margooya floodplain wetland

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

15 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Neds Corner Central

Last water release

Nov-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

148.58 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Neds Corner East

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

98.119 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Neds Corner Woolshed

Last water release

Dec-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

21 ML

Watering 2020-21

52.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Nyah Floodplain

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Robertson Creek

Last water release

Nov-21

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

999.7 ML

Watering 2021-22

723.2 ML

Watering 2022-23

0

Robertson wetland

Last water release

Watered in 2013-14

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Vinifera Floodplain

Last water release

May-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Yungera Wetland

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Annulus Billabong

Last water release

Oct-22

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

46 ML

Watering 2021-22

28 ML

Watering 2022-23

23 ML

Banyule Billabong

Last water release

Oct-19

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

51 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Burke Road Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Willsmere Billabong

Last water release

Nov-18

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

0

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Yarra River

Last water release

May-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to allocation. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3931 ML

Watering 2020-21

8453 ML

Watering 2021-22

26917 ML

Watering 2022-23

6942 ML

Yering Backswamp

Last water release

Sep-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

Full entitlement

More Information

Volume authorised is available under the volume authorised for the Yarra River Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

18 ML

Watering 2020-21

6 ML

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

43 ML

Hospital Swamps

Last water release

Water delivered in 2023-24

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Use of holdings in Hospital Swamp is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Watering 2021-22

Water delivered

Watering 2022-23

0

Reedy Lake

Last water release

Water delivered in 2023-24

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Use of holdings in Reedy Lake is based on river height in the Barwon River, not volumetric entitlement. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Water delivered

Watering 2020-21

Water delivered

Watering 2021-22

Water delivered

Watering 2022-23

0

Upper Barwon River

Last water release

Mar-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to inflows. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

901 ML

Watering 2020-21

888.4 ML

Watering 2021-22

849.2 ML

Watering 2022-23

535.8 ML

Campaspe River

Last water release

Jul-23

Released to date 2023-24

60.00 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

Full entitlement

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change. The water released in 2023-24 was made available by VEWH and the Living Murray program.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

20438.3 ML

Watering 2020-21

25024.8 ML

Watering 2021-22

34420 ML

Watering 2022-23

13856.3 ML

Coliban River

Last water release

Apr-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

-

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

213.8 ML

Watering 2022-23

215.9 ML

Moorabool River

Last water release

Jun-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Volume authorised includes all water available under the entitlement, subject to inflows. Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

3587 ML

Watering 2020-21

2295 ML

Watering 2021-22

2563 ML

Watering 2022-23

2500 ML

King River

Last water release

Apr-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

50 ML

Watering 2020-21

86 ML

Watering 2021-22

142 ML

Watering 2022-23

142 ML

Mullinmur Wetland

Last water release

Feb-20

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

20 ML

Watering 2020-21

0

Watering 2021-22

0

Watering 2022-23

0

Ovens River

Last water release

Mar-23

Released to date 2023-24

-

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

Watering data is updated bi-monthly based on available operational data and is subject to change.

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

53 ML

Watering 2020-21

73 ML

Watering 2021-22

73 ML

Watering 2022-23

73 ML

Last water release

Released to date 2023-24

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

Last water release

Released to date 2023-24

Water authorised 2023-24

More Information

* Subject to environment and climatic conditions and operational constraints

Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

Last water release

Released to date 2023-24

Water authorised 2023-24

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Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

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Released to date 2023-24

Water authorised 2023-24

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Watering 2021-22

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52,757.50 ML

Water authorised 2023-24

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Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

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Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

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Released to date 2023-24

Water authorised 2023-24

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Watering 2019-20

Watering 2020-21

Watering 2021-22

Watering 2022-23

Engagement

The environmental watering program is informed by engagement with Traditional Owners, stakeholders and local communities. Program partners undertake extensive engagement at the local level to understand community priorities for the delivery of water for the environment in the coming year.

Program partners also seek to understand how cultural, social, economic and recreational values, uses and objectives may be supported by delivering environmental flows. Opportunities to support these values, uses and objectives are incorporated into watering decisions where possible, provided they do not compromise environmental outcomes. Cultural, social, economic and recreational values considered for each system in the Gippsland region are presented in the following system sections.

Engagement through other strategies, plans and processes also informs environmental flows objectives. These include regional catchment strategies, regional waterway strategies and technical studies (such as environmental flows studies and environmental water management plans). Traditional Owner cultural objectives for environmental flows may refer to cultural flows studies, Aboriginal Waterway Assessments, Traditional Owner Country Plans and other tools. These strategies, plans and technical reports collectively describe a range of environmental, economic, social and Traditional Owner perspectives and longer-term integrated catchment and waterway management objectives that influence actions and priorities for water for the environment.

Table 2.1.1 Partners and stakeholders engaged by West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority in developing seasonal watering proposals for the Latrobe, lower Latrobe wetlands, Thomson and Macalister systems and other key foundation documents that have directly informed the proposals (grouped in alphabetical order)

 

Latrobe system

Lower Latrobe wetlands

Thomson system

Macalister system

Community groups and environment groups

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Friends of Latrobe River
  • Friends of Tyers Park
  • Greening Australia
  • Latrobe Landcare Network
  • Latrobe Valley Field Naturalist Club Inc.
  • Native Fish Australia
  • Trust for Nature
  • Birdlife Australia
  • Greening Australia
  • Latrobe Valley Field Naturalist Club Inc.
  • Native Fish Australia
  • VR Fish
  • WaterWatch Volunteers
  • Birdlife Australia
  • Greening Australia
  • Heyfield Wetlands Committee of Management
  • Maffra and District Landcare Network
  • Native Fish Australia
  • Birdlife Australia
  • Field Naturalists
  • Friends of Bellbird Corner
  • Greening Australia
  • Maffra and District Landcare Network
  • Native Fish Australia

Government agencies

  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • East Gippsland CMA
  • Gippsland Water
  • Parks Victoria
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • East Gippsland CMA
  • Gippsland Water
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • Gippsland Water
  • Melbourne Water
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • Gippsland Water
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority

Landholders/farmers

Individual landholders and irrigators

  • Field & Game Australia (Heart Morass)
  • Individual landholders
  • Individual irrigators
  • Individual landholders
  • Individual landholders
  • Macalister Irrigation District irrigators/ diverters

Recreational users

  • Field & Game Australia
  • Recreational users
  • VR Fish
  • Field & Game Australia (Dowd Morass and Sale Common)
  • Recreational users
  • VR Fish
  • Recreational users
  • Whitehorse Canoe Club
  • VR Fish

Recreational users VR Fish

Local businesses

 
  • Frog Gully Cottages
  • Port of Sale Heritage River Cruises
  

Technical experts

Arthur Rylah Institute

 

Arthur Rylah Institute

Arthur Rylah Institute

Traditional Owners

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Integrated catchment management

Altered water regimes are one of many threats to the health of Victoria’s waterways. To be effective, environmental flows need to be part of an integrated approach to catchment management. Many of the environmental objectives of water for the environment in the Gippsland region will not be fully met without simultaneously addressing issues such as barriers to fish movement, high nutrient loads, loss of streambank vegetation and invasive species.

Victorian and Australian government agencies, Traditional Owner groups, community groups and private landholders collectively implement a wide range of programs that aim to protect and improve the environmental condition and function of land, soils and waterways throughout Victoria’s catchments.

Examples of complementary programs that support the outcomes of environmental flows in the Gippsland region include:

  • works to protect and enhance stream banks along priority reaches of rivers and their tributaries, including fencing to exclude stock, revegetation of riverbanks, willow removal and erosion control
  • work with farmers along the Thomson and Macalister rivers on grazing and soil management and on nutrient and water- use-efficiency projects that help to improve water quality and river health
  • construction of a fishway on the Thomson River to improve fish passage near the heritage-listed Horseshoe Bend Tunnel, completed in August 2019. The fishway now allows Australian grayling (specifically targeted with releases of water for the environment) and other migratory fish to access over 200 km of river habitat from the upper reaches of the Aberfeldy River down to the Latrobe River. Tupong are now regularly found above the Horseshoe Bend Tunnel in surveys conducted by the Arthur Rylah Institute
  • construction of a fishway on the Macalister River to allow fish passage through the Maffra Weir, which is due to commence in 2024
  • a weed and willow control program in remote parts of the Snowy River catchment, which led to 200 km of the river now being willow-free. Surveys and ongoing control of willows in areas burned by the 2019-20 bushfires will be a particular focus over the next few years.

For more information about integrated catchment management programs in the Gippsland region, refer to the West Gippsland and East Gippsland regional catchment strategies and regional waterway strategies.

Risk management

During the development of the seasonal watering proposals for the Latrobe, Thomson and Macalister systems, environmental watering program partners assessed risks associated with the potential delivery of water for the environment in 2023-24
and identified appropriate mitigating strategies. Risks and mitigating actions are continually assessed by program partners throughout the year (see subsection 1.2.7).

In the Snowy system, when weather conditions increase the risk of flooding, the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment works with the Bureau of Meteorology, the East Gippsland CMA, New South Wales State Emergency Service and the VEWH to inform the community about the management of planned releases. Releases may be cancelled or rescheduled to limit flood impacts on private land.

Stories

Stories of success and reflections on past environmental watering activities and results
  • Adult Australian grayling from Thomson River, by Arthur Rylah Institute

    Case study: Giving threatened fish a brighter future

    Environmental watering over the last five years has initiated migration of the threatened Australian grayling to spawn in the lower Thomson River.

  • Lynton Hill on a tour of the Snowy River

    Better flows for the Snowy

    Watering the Snowy River aims to rehabilitate the river by moving sediment, establishing plants and boosting carbon.

  • Macalister River at Lanigans Bridge during low flows in winter, by Minna Tom

    Flushing waterholes in Macalister River

    Environmental watering in the Macalister River in 2015–16 provided habitat for plants and animals, including platypus.

  • Water testing, by David Stork, West Gippsland CMA

    First recorded Australian grayling breeding in Latrobe

    Watering in the Latrobe River in 2015–16 prompted first recorded breeding of Australian grayling.

  • Water sampling

    Testing breeding conditions for grayling

    Breeding conditions for the iconic Australian grayling in the Thomson River were tested in 2015–16.

  • Black Bream

    Rush control

    While the Latrobe River benefited from the delivery of autumn freshes - watering that exceeds the base flow, lasting for one or several days - in 2014–15, the lower Latrobe wetlands continued an all-important drying regime.

  • Helping Bass

    During 2014–15, 155,308 ML of water was delivered to Gippsland’s Snowy River, while an important project continued to investigate the relationship between environmental water and Australian bass populations.

  • Macalister River downstream glenmaggie

    Targeting migratory fish

    Work on a new environmental water management plan for the Macalister River began in 2014–15 as environmental water continued to target native migratory fish species, including the iconic and threatened Australian grayling.

  • Grayling

    Watering vulnerable grayling

    The Australian grayling – one of Victoria’s threatened fish species – continued to prosper in Gippsland’s Thomson River as a direct response to environmental watering in 2014–15.

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