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The Storage Manager has released its second quarterly operating plan supplement for October to December 2018. This supplement accompanies the Annual Operating Plan and looks specifically at reservoir system operation over the upcoming 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Allocations for October 2018 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

With well below average inflows having been received to reservoirs over the past month, Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product has increased by 1% to have a 40% allocation. Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation this month. No allocation has yet been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.

 

 

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Allocations for September 2018 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Despite below average inflows over the past month, sufficient inflow has been received for Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product to increase by 22% this month to have a 39% allocation. Glenelg Compensation Flow has also received a 1% allocation. No allocation has yet been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.

 

A September update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

The Storage Manager has this week commenced a transfer of water between Rocklands Reservoir and both Taylors Lake and Toolondo Reservoir. These transfers will occur concurrently, and see 3,000 to 4,000 ML transferred to Taylors Lake, and 5,000 ML transferred to Toolondo Reservoir. Further information and details of these transfers are provided in the current Reservoir Operations Update.

Allocations for August 2018  have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product has increased by 8% this month to have a 17% allocation. No allocation has yet been possible to Glenelg Compensation Flow, Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement. This small allocation increase is reflective of inflows to reservoirs during August having been below average.

 

An August update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

The Storage Manager's latest allocation outlook for August, September and October 2018 is now available. Click here to view details.

The Storage Manager has released its Annual Operating Plan for the 2018-19 water year. A quarterly operating plan supplement for July to September 2018 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 2018 (2018-19 water year) have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product received a 9% allocation, with no allocation able to be made to Glenelg Compensation Flow, Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement. Opening allocations are reflective of inflows to reservoirs during June having been below average.

 

The Storage Manager has also declared a Low Risk of Spill for the Wimmera-Glenelg system during the 2018-19 water year.

 

A July update on Reservoir Operations is also now available.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The June 2018 Assessment has been announced by the Storage Manager. The Grampians headworks system has received 310 ML of inflow. Rainfall has exceeded evaporation for the month of May. Due to conservative estimates of the losses forecast for May compared to what actually occurred, the System Reserve has increased by approximately 4,080 ML and is now 43,856 ML. The System Reserve must reach 45,000 ML before further allocation can be made to entitlements this season.

The Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 April 2018 Assessment has been announced by the Storage Manager. As a result of warm and dry conditions experienced during March, there has been no increase in water available or the System Reserve this month. The System Reserve remains at 39,500 ML, and must reach 45,000 ML before further allocation can be made to entitlements this season.