Allocations Increase in Murray, Goulburn, Broken and Bullarook Systems

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

Determination Data

Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria regulated river systems.

  High Reliability Water Share Change to High Reliability Water Share Comments
Murray 66% +3% -
Broken 6% +2% -
Goulburn 60% +2% -
Campaspe 0% % -
Loddon 0% % -
Bullarook Creek 15% +4% -

Further Information

Goulburn-Murray Water (G‑MW), the resource manager for northern Victorian water systems, today announced increased allocations in the Murray, Goulburn, Broken and Bullarook systems. Allocations in the Campaspe and Loddon systems remained at zero.

The seasonal allocation in the Murray system increased by 3% of high-reliability water shares (HRWS) to be 66% HRWS. The Goulburn system received a 2% HRWS increase and is now 60% HRWS. The Broken system also received a 2% HRWS increase to be 6% HRWS. The Bullarook system seasonal allocation is 15%, which is an increase of 4% HRWS.

"The increases announced today are the result of some rainfall and relatively mild weather conditions for February," said Graeme Hannan, G-MW's Resource Manager. "There have been small inflows to the storages, but the generally moderate temperatures of recent days means less water has been lost to evaporation and system operating needs. This saved water has been converted into allocation."

Mr Hannan confirmed that savings had also occurred in the two systems without allocation. "The Campaspe and Loddon systems still have a shortfall to allocation," said Mr Hannan. "The small savings in these systems were not enough to close the deficit."

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