Low-Reliability Water Share Allocation Increase for Broken System

Announcement Date: 15 Dec 2011
Next Announcement Due: 16 Jan 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 updated the seasonal allocations for 2011/12.

The seasonal allocation in the Broken system is 100% high-reliability water shares (HRWS) and 100% of low-reliability water shares (LRWS), an increase of 60% LRWS. Seasonal allocations in all other systems are unchanged.

“Resource improvements in the Broken system have allowed an allocation of 100% LRWS to be made. It joins the Campaspe and Bullarook systems at the maximum possible allocation. As there can be no further allocation increases in these systems this season, there will be no further updates for these systems,” said Resource Manager Dr Mark Bailey. “Additional water in the Murray and Goulburn systems is being reserved to support entitlements in the 2012/13 season. Large volumes are still required before allocations to LRWS can be announced in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems this season. It is unlikely that any LRWS allocations will 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 next allocation announcement will be issued on Monday 16 January 2012.

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