Murray, Goulburn and Loddon seasonal determinations increase

Announcement Date: 1 Sep 2015
Next Announcement Due: 10 Sep 2015

Determination Data

Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria regulated river systems.

  High Reliability Water Share Change to High Reliability Water Share Comments
Murray 61% +11% Not declared
Broken 0% 0% -
Goulburn 60% +2% Declared 1 July 2015
Campaspe 50% 0% Declared 1 July 2015
Loddon 45% +1% -
Bullarook Creek 0% 0% -

Further Information

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today announced increased 2015/16 seasonal determinations in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems.

The Murray system increases by 11 per cent to 61 per cent of high-reliability water shares (HRWS). The Goulburn system increases by 2 per cent to 60 per cent HRWS and the Loddon system increases from 44 per cent HRWS to 45 per cent HRWS.

Resource Manager Mark Bailey said the Broken and Bullarook systems remained unchanged on zero per cent HRWS and the Campaspe system remained unchanged on 50 per cent HRWS.

"Higher inflows caused by rainfall in the north-east catchments over the past two weeks allowed the increase in the Murray system seasonal determination announced today," Dr Bailey said. "The increase in the Goulburn and Loddon systems came from conditions being slightly better than assumed in our previous assessment."

"Inflows into the Broken, Campaspe and Loddon systems remain very low," said Dr Bailey.