Water

Allocations in G-MW region lift

By Geoff Adams

Allocations in the Goulburn-Murray Water irrigation system have taken a substantial move upwards.

The Resource Manager for Northern Victoria has announced the Murray system moves from 16 per cent of high-reliability water shares (HRWS) to 26 per cent.

The Goulburn and Loddon systems increase from 25 per cent to 32 per cent.

The Campaspe system moves from 37 per cent to 48 per cent .

Seasonal determinations in the Broken system remain on 0 per cent HRWS.

The Bullarook system remains on 100 per cent HRWS and 100 per cent low-reliability water shares (LRWS).
Resource Manager Andrew Shields said recent rainfall in the catchment areas had increased the flows into major storages and improved the volume of water available.

“The latest Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates below-average rainfall across all of northern Victoria is more likely during the August to October period.”