Allocation Increase in Goulburn and Broken Systems

Announcement Date: 1 Feb 2010
Next Announcement Due: 15 Feb 2010

Determination Data

Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria regulated river systems.

  High Reliability Water Share Change to High Reliability Water Share Comments
Murray 63% % -
Broken 1% +1% -
Goulburn 56% +1% -
Campaspe 0% % -
Loddon 0% % -
Bullarook Creek 11% % -

Further Information

Goulburn-Murray Water (G‑MW), the resource manager for northern Victorian water systems, today announced an increased allocation for the Goulburn system and the first allocation in the Broken system this season. Allocations in all other systems remain unchanged.

The seasonal allocation in the Goulburn system is 56% of high-reliability water shares (HRWS), which is an increase of 1% HRWS. The first allocation in the Broken system is 1% HRWS.

The Murray system allocation is unchanged at 63% HRWS and the Bullarook system stays at 11% HRWS. The Campaspe and Loddon seasonal allocations remain at zero.

"Continuing tributary flows in the Goulburn River catchment downstream of Lake Eildon produced a small allocation increase in the Goulburn system," said Graeme Hannan, G-MW's Resource Manager. "The first Broken system allocation this season has been announced now that there is sufficient water to meet the river losses and to deliver the remaining carryover. This is now possible due to the progressive reduction in the volume to meet these commitments and follows on from the inflows to Lake Nillahcootie in early January".

The Murray allocation remains unchanged because there has been no increase in the water available to Victoria. The Menindee Lakes remain in NSW control and there is no benefit to Victorian water availability from the flows in the Darling River originating from rainfall at Christmas.

The next allocation announcement will be issued on Monday 15 February 2010.