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Friday 03 Jul 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for July 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the first allocation announcement of the 2020-21 year..

Around 6,560 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during June; however, further inflows are required to secure all headworks system operating water requirement for the 2020 season, before any allocation can be made to entitlements. Operating water is used to meet system losses such as evaporation from reservoirs.

No allocation has been possible to any entitlement at the time of the July 2020 water resource assessment. However, bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 104,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

The Storage Manager has conducted an assessment of the risk of spill for the system headworks, as per the methodology defined in the Storage Management Rules. The results of this assessment have enabled the Storage Manager to declare a low risk of spill for the 2020-21 water year as of 3 July 2020.

 

 A June update on Reservoir operations is also now available.

Friday 05 Jun 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocations for June 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager. These respresent the final water allocaitons for the 2019-20 water year.

In response to well below average inflow to reservoirs during the 2019-20 season, bulk entitlement holders have collectively agreed that resource improvements during May and June 2020 be held over to help secure system operating water and support allocations in the 2020-21 season. As a result, there has been no increase to allocations this month.


Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product remains at 52% allocation this month, and Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement this season.


A June update on Reservoir operations is also now available.

 

 A June update on Reservoir operations is also now available.

Friday 08 May 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Allocations for May 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Around 500 ML of inflow was recorded during April; the first inflows observed to reservoirs for six months.

 

In response to well below average inflow to reservoirs during the 2019-20 season, bulk entitlement holders have collectively agreed that resource improvements during May and June be held over to help secure system operating water and support allocations in the 2020-21 season. As a result, no increase in allocation has occurred this month.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product remains at 52% allocation this month, and Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement this season.

 

 A May update on Water Delivered is also now available.

Thursday 16 Apr 2020

Members of the public are advised to avoid direct contact with water in Lake Lonsdale after monitoring detected levels of blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use. 

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