Current Risk of Spill

Thursday 10 November, 2022

2022/23 Risk of Spill update for Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today released updated 2022/23 risk of spill information for each of the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems.

Resource Manager Dr Mark Bailey said ongoing wet conditions through October caused deductions from spillable water accounts in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems.

“Flows into Lake Eildon and Lake Eppalock during October were the highest on record and both storages spilled significant volumes,” Dr Bailey said.

Releases from Lake Hume to manage water levels continued throughout October and into November.

“The Eildon and Hume releases will cause deductions from Goulburn and Murray spillable water accounts respectively. The quantities of spill will be confirmed in the November 15 seasonal determination announcement,” Dr Bailey said.

“There are no volumes to deduct from spillable accounts in the Campaspe system because all entitlements received the maximum available seasonal determination on October 17,” Dr Bailey added.

Dr Bailey said the assessments did not describe the chances of flooding. “The risk of spill is a water accounting assessment. It does not refer to flood risks downstream of the storages.”

Trading Opportunities

Allocation trade from New South Wales to Victoria is not possible currently because Victoria’s shares of Lake Hume and Dartmouth Reservoir are full.

 The opportunity for allocation trade is updated with each risk of spill announcement. Customers can learn more about trade opportunities on the Victorian Water Register website.

Next announcement on risk of spill

The risk of spill in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems in 2022/23 will be updated on Monday December 12, 2022.

For information about the Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems, including seasonal determinations and resource availability, please visit www.nvrm.net.au

Visit the MDBA website for Victorian shares of Murray storages.