No Further Changes to 2012/13 Northern Victorian Seasonal Determinations

Announcement Date: 15 Mar 2013
Next Announcement Due: 15 May 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 that seasonal determinations will remain unchanged for the rest of the 2012/13 season.

“There are still large volumes required before seasonal determinations against low-reliability water shares (LRWS) can be announced in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems”, said Dr Mark Bailey, Resource Manager. “As there was very little response in the catchments to rainfall at the end of February and effectively no change to water availability across northern Victoria, it will not be possible to make any LRWS seasonal determinations in these systems by 1 April which is the last date for announcements each season. Without any prospect for change this season, there will be no further seasonal determination announcements in 2012/13.”

Summary of Seasonal Determinations

The final seasonal determinations for northern Victorian water systems effective Friday 15 March 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.

Limits on allocation trade from New South Wales to Victoria have been in place since 10 January 2013. The spill risk limit, under current conditions, allows up to 300 GL of trade. Net trade from New South Wales to Victoria is also subject to a 200 GL annual limit. At 15 March, there was approximately 280 GL of net inward trade available before the net trade limit would be reached. The limits can be tracked at at any time.

Upcoming Resource Manager Announcements

An updated outlook for seasonal determinations in the 2013/14 season will be issued on Wednesday 15 May 2013.