Increase in Campaspe LRWS Seasonal Determinations

Announcement Date: 15 Jan 2013
Next Announcement Due: 15 Feb 2013

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 10 January 2013
Broken 100% 0% 100% -
Goulburn 100% 0% 0% Declared 10 December 2012
Campaspe 100% 0% 100% Declared 10 December 2012
Loddon 100% 0% 0% -
Bullarook Creek 100% 0% 100% -

Further Information

The Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems today announced an update to the seasonal determinations for the 2012/13 season.

The Campaspe system seasonal determination is now 100% high-reliability water shares (HRWS) and 100% of low-reliability water shares (LRWS), an increase of 6% LRWS. Seasonal determinations in all other systems remain unchanged.

"Lower than forecast operating losses have made possible the seasonal determination increase announced today for the Campaspe system," said Dr Mark Bailey, Resource Manager. "As there are still large volumes required before seasonal determinations against LRWS can be announced in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems this season, this is likely to the last change to northern Victorian seasonal determinations in 2012/13. It is unlikely that any LRWS seasonal determinations will be possible in these three systems this season."

Summary of Seasonal Determinations

The seasonal determinations for northern Victorian water systems on Tuesday January 2013 can be found above.

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.

Upcoming Resource Manager Announcements

  • The next seasonal determination announcement will be issued on Friday 15 February 2013.
  • An outlook for seasonal determinations in the 2013/14 season will also be issued on Friday 15 February 2013.