Goulburn and Loddon on 100%

By Country News

The Goulburn and Loddon systems have joined the Murray, Campaspe and Bullarook systems on 100 per cent allocation, while the Broken system has increased slightly in the latest seasonal determinations for northern Victoria.

The seasonal determinations in the Goulburn and Loddon systems increased from 98 per cent of high-reliability water shares to 100 per cent HRWS, joining the Murray and Campaspe systems as well as the Bullarook system at 100 per cent HRWS.

The Bullarook system also has a 100 per cent allocation of low reliability water shares (LRWS), while the Broken system increased from 34 per cent HRWS to 35 per cent HRWS.

Northern Victoria’s resource manager Mark Bailey said recent cooler weather and updated delivery information had led to the small increases in seasonal determinations.

‘‘Operating losses have again been slightly lower than our conservative estimates across the systems,’’ Dr Bailey said.

‘‘When combined with water deliveries since the last assessment, there are slightly increased volumes available to allocate in the Goulburn, Loddon and Broken systems.’’

An outlook for the 2019-20 season will coincide with the last update of seasonal determinations for the 2018-19 season.

Across the northern border, water allocations in the NSW Murray remained unchanged at zero per cent general security.