Picture: Lake Fyans

The latest seasonal allocations for July 2023 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the first allocation announcement of the 2023-24 year.

Inflow to reservoirs during June was approximately 140% of average. Inflow received over recent months combined with the system reserve volume established in 2022-23 has enabled the highest ever opening allocations since completion of the Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline in 2010.

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements have opened the year with a 61% allocation this month. The Glenelg River Compensation Flow received a 5% allocation, Recreation 3%, and Wetlands entitlement 4%. No allocation has been possible yet to Commonwealth Environmental entitlements. In addition, a total of 20,000 megalitres has been allocated to the system reserve for the next water year.