Current Risk of Spill

Tuesday 11 June, 2024

Risk of spill update for Goulburn and Campaspe systems

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2023/24 risk of spill information for the Goulburn and Campaspe systems.

Resource Manager Mark Bailey said the allocation held in Goulburn and Campaspe spillable water accounts would return to allocation accounts today.

“The risk of spill in the Goulburn system is about 15 per cent,” Dr Bailey said.

“Despite the risk remaining above the 10 per cent threshold needed for a declaration, entitlement holders need the opportunity to finalise their carryover planning for 2024/25.

“The risk of spill at Lake Eppalock this season is below 10 per cent.

“All of the allocation held in spillable water account will return to entitlement holders as no deductions from spillable water accounts are required.”

The risk of spill assessment refers to water accounting only and does not describe the chances of flooding.

Trading Opportunities

Allocation trade from New South Wales to Victoria is limited to the lesser of a net annual volume of 200 GL or a volume that keeps the risk of spill in the Victoria’s share of both Hume and Dartmouth reservoirs below 50 per cent. The 200 GL of net trade from New South Wales to Victoria remains available. The volume available for trade is updated with each risk of spill announcement. 

Next announcement on risk of spill

The risk of spill in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems in 2024/25 will be included in the seasonal determination announcement on Monday July 1, 2024.

For information about the Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems, including seasonal determinations and resource availability, please visit the NVRM website.

Visit the Murray Darling Basin Authority website for Victorian shares of Murray storages.