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The Storage Manager has released its Annual Operating Plan for the 2017-18 water year. A quarterly operating plan supplement for July to September 2017 accompanies the annual plan, and looks specifically at reservoir system operation this 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Opening Allocations for July 2017-18 water year have been announced by the Storage Manager. Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product has receieved a 37% allocation, and a 1% allocation has been made to the Glenelg Compensation Flow.

 

An July update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

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 2017-18 water year as of 3 July 2017.

The blue-green algae warning for Lake Toolondo has been lifted, with sampling confirming that concentration of blue-green algae remains well below the warning level.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 June 2017 allocations have been announced by the Storage Manager. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder allocation has increased to 51%, with all other entitlements having received 100% of their entitlement allocation.

 

A June update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 May 2016-17 Allocations have been announced by the Storage Manager. A 15% allocation has been made to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder entitlement, with all other system allocations remaining at 100%.

 

An April update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 April 2016-17 Allocations a have been announced by the Storage Manager. System allocations remain unchanged this month, however mild weather and rainfall in late March resulted in operational savings and an increase in system reserve of 2,800 ML.

 

An April update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

A blue-green algae warning has been issued for Lake Toolondo.

For further information please visit the GWMWater website.

More about blue-green algae.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24March 2016-17 Allocations have been announced by the Storage Manager. The system reserve increased by approximately 300 megalitres, with allocations remaining unchanged. Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Product, Glenelg Compensation flow, Recreation, and Wetland entitlements received 100% allocation in November 2016.

A February update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

The Storage Manager has updated its Annual Operating Plan to reflect the vast improvement in water stored across the headworks system and full allocation to high reliability entitlements.

 

A link to the updated 2016/17 Annual Operating Plan can be found here: Storage Manager Annual Operating Plan 2016/17