Allocations increase in the Goulburn, Broken, Campaspe and Loddon systems

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

Determination Data

Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria regulated river systems.

  High Reliability Water Share Change to High Reliability Water Share Low Reliability Water Share Comments
Murray 100% % % -
Broken 100% % 31% -
Goulburn 85% +5% % -
Campaspe 100% % 20% -
Loddon 85% +5% % -
Bullarook Creek 100% % 100% -

Further Information

Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW), Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems, today announced seasonal allocation increases for the Goulburn, Broken, Campaspe and Loddon water systems.

The Goulburn and Loddon system allocations have both increased from 80% of high-reliability water shares (HRWS) to 85% HRWS. Campaspe system allocations have increased to 20% of low-reliability water shares (LRWS) in addition to 100% HRWS. The Broken system allocation has increased to 31% LRWS.

The seasonal allocation for the Murray remains unchanged at 100% HRWS. The Barmah-Millewa Forest has been fully repaid and reserves are now being set aside for next season.

"Continued inflows since the last assessment has contributed to the allocation increase announced today." said G-MW's Resource Manager, Graeme Hannan. "Water continues to flow in the rivers and creeks in the upper catchment and recent rain has helped maintain these flows. The benefits from the rain which fell in the last few days of October will be factored into the next assessment."