Northern Victorian Seasonal Allocations Remain Unchanged

Announcement Date: 15 Mar 2012
Next Announcement Due: 2 Apr 2012

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% 0% 0% Declared 1 July 2011
Broken 100% 0% 100% -
Goulburn 100% 0% 0% Declared 12 December 2011
Campaspe 100% 0% 100% Declared 12 December 2011
Loddon 100% 0% 0% -
Bullarook Creek 100% 0% 100% -

Further Information

The Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems today announced that seasonal allocations were unchanged.

“While there has been an increase in stored resources in the Murray and Goulburn systems after rain in early March, it has not been enough to enable allocations to low-reliability water shares (LRWS) to be made,” said Resource Manager Dr Mark Bailey. “There are still large volumes required before allocations to LRWS can be announced in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems and it remains unlikely that resources will improve enough to enable LRWS allocations to be made this season in these three systems.”

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 last allocation announcement for the 2011/12 season will be issued on Monday 2 April 2012.

For information about the Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems, including allocations and resource availability, please visit