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Friday 05 Aug 2022

The latest seasonal allocations for August 2022 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Inflow to reservoirs during July was approximately 13% of average, with reservoirs increasing by around 6,000 ML since the July water resource assessment. This has been sufficient for a 2% allocation to be made to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements this month. No allocation has been possible yet to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

 

A revised system reserve rule came into effect this month, with 2,200 megalitres now in reserve. The revised rule shares the available water between entitlements and the system reserve as soon as allocations commence. Details of the new reserve rule are available from the Storage Management Rules page.

Friday 08 Jul 2022

The latest seasonal allocations for July 2022 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the first allocation announcement of the 2022-23 year.

Sufficient water is held in storage to secure all headworks system operating water requirements for the 2022-23 season. However, further inflow is required before any allocation can be made to entitlements. Operating water represents the volume which is projected to be lost through the normal operation of  the headworks system. Evaporation from reservoirs represents the majority of system operating water requirements.

While no allocation has been possible to any entitlement at the time of the July 2022 water resource assessment, bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 109,000 megalitres of unused water allocation carried forward from 2021-22 year.

Friday 01 Jul 2022

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 2022-23 water year as of 1 July 2022.

Friday 03 Jun 2022

The latest seasonal allocations for June 2022 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the final allocation announcement for the 2021/22 season.

The month of May saw below average rainfall recorded at all reservoirs. A further small improvement in the volume available for allocation resulted from lower than forecast evaporation from reservoirs, combined with a very small volume of inflow.  

This resource improvement has enabled allocations to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements to increase from 59% to 63%. Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement allocation increased from 3% to 7%. Recreation entitlement increased from 1% to 5% allocation, and Wetlands entitlement increased from 1% to have a 6% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder entitlements this season. The volume allocated to the System Reserve remains at 15,000 megalitres.