Seasonal determination update

By Country News on December 15, 2017

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.

The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has 100 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).

The LRWS seasonal determination in the Campaspe system increases from 46 per cent to 49 per cent. The Campaspe system also has 100 per cent HRWS.

The seasonal determination in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems remain unchanged at 100 per cent HRWS. The Bullarook system remains at 100 per cent HRWS and 100 per cent LRWS.

Resource Manager Mark Bailey said improved flows following rain in early December had increased resource availability.

"The rain in early December increased storage levels in the Murray, Broken and Goulburn systems. This additional water enabled the Broken system seasonal determination to increase and reduced the shortfall to a low-reliability water share seasonal determination in the Murray and Goulburn systems," Dr Bailey said.

"The current shortfall to a low-reliability water share seasonal determination in the Murray system is about 670 GL. The shortfall in the Goulburn system is about 840 GL.

"Closure of these shortfalls during 2017/18 will depend on the reduction of current commitments and strong storage inflows to increase resources."

The seasonal determinations for northern Victorian water systems on Friday, December 15 are:

Water System

High Reliability Water Share

Low Reliability Water Share

Murray

100%

0%

Broken

100%

100%

Goulburn

100%

0%

Campaspe

100%

49%

Loddon

100%

0%

Bullarook Creek

100%

100%

By Country News on December 15, 2017

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