There is no change to the risk of spill in the Murray, Goulburn or Campaspe systems.
Resource Manager for northern Victoria Mark Bailey said today the risk of spill in each of the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems during 2018/19 remained above the 10 per cent threshold needed to declare a low risk of spill.
“Victoria’s share of the volume in Lake Hume gives the Murray system a 59 per cent risk of spill,” Dr Bailey said.
“The risk of spill from Lake Eildon in the Goulburn system is about 12 per cent and the risk of spill from Lake Eppalock in the Campaspe system is about 22 per cent.
“Water in spillable water accounts in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems remains quarantined from use or trade.”
Dr Bailey said the risk of spill assessment did not describe the chances of flooding in the Murray, Goulburn or Campaspe systems this season.
“The risk of spill is a water accounting assessment. It does not refer to flood risks downstream of the storages," Dr Bailey said.
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 Murray system below 50 per cent.
Trade from New South Wales to Victoria is currently limited to the volume traded from Victoria to New South Wales because the risk of spill in the Murray system is above 50 per cent.
Customers participating in the water trading market can monitor trade availability on the Victorian Water Register website.
Next announcement on risk of spill
The risk of spill in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems will be updated on Friday August 10, 2018.
For information about the Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems, including seasonal determinations and resource availability, please visit www.nvrm.net.au
The status of Victorian shares of Murray storages is available at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority website.