Increase in Northern Victorian Seasonal Allocations

Announcement Date: 1 Aug 2011
Next Announcement Due: 15 Aug 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 35% +2% % -
Broken 25% +5% % -
Goulburn 69% +9% % -
Campaspe 100% % 52% -
Loddon 69% +9% % -
Bullarook Creek 100% % 100% -

Further Information

The Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems today updated the seasonal allocations and outlooks for 2011/12.

Seasonal Allocations

The seasonal allocation in the Murray system has increased by 2% of high-reliability water shares (HRWS) to be 35% HRWS. The seasonal allocation in the Goulburn and Loddon systems increased by 9% to be 69% HRWS. The Broken system seasonal allocation is now 25% HRWS, which is an increase of 5%. The seasonal allocation in the Campaspe system is 100% HRWS and 52% of low-reliability water shares (LRWS), an increase of 5% LRWS.

The Bullarook system seasonal allocation remains unchanged at 100% HRWS and 100% LRWS.

“The allocations reflect the state of the catchments across northern Victoria,” said Dr Mark Bailey, Resource Manager. “As there has been relatively little rain during the past fortnight, the inflows to major storages have declined. However, the catchments are still yielding enough resource improvement to provide increases across all eligible systems.”

“A proportion of the Goulburn system allocation has come from the current pre-releases at Lake Eildon. Approximately 100,000 megalitres has been released since 15 July. Approximately 16% has been debited from Goulburn spillable water accounts, the Goulburn inter-valley trade account, and Living Murray environmental entitlements,” said Dr Bailey.

Volumes of Goulburn Spill at 1 August 2011


Spillable Balance (megalitres)

Volume Spilled (megalitres)

Spillable water accounts

389,617 ML

64,282 ML

Goulburn inter-valley account

208,364 ML

34,378 ML

Living Murray entitlement

5,653 ML

933 ML


603,634 ML

99,593 ML