Northern Victorian Seasonal Allocations Remain Unchanged

Announcement Date: 17 Jan 2011
Next Announcement Due: 15 Feb 2011

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% % 100% -
Goulburn 100% % % -
Campaspe 100% % 100% -
Loddon 100% % % -
Bullarook Creek 100% % 100% -

Further Information

Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW), Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems, today announced that allocations remain unchanged.

"The intense rainfall that has caused widespread flooding across much of northern Victoria in recent days has not added significant volumes to Dartmouth Reservoir and Lake Eildon," said G-MW's Acting Resource Manager, Mark Bailey. "This, and the continuing very low demand for irrigation, means the shortfall to allocating low-reliability water shares in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems is still large. It remains unlikely that low-reliability water shares will be allocated in these three systems this season."

Customers participating in the water trading market are reminded that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has relaxed the rule controlling allocation trade from upstream of the Barmah Choke to downstream users. The ability to trade across the Barmah Choke will be regularly reviewed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the relaxation may be lifted at any time during the season.

The next allocation announcement, and an outlook for 2011/12 seasonal allocations, will be issued on Tuesday 15 February 2011.