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Friday 04 Sep 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for September 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Inflows to reservoirs continue to track well below average, with around 10,200 ML of inflow received to reservoirs during August (20% of the monthly average). This small inflow to reservoirs has enabled a further increase to allocations this month.


The allocation for Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements has increased from 2% to 9% this month. No allocation has been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements. Bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 107,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

Friday 07 Aug 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for August 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Around 5,500 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during July. This has been sufficient to secure all headworks system operating water requirements for the 2020 season, and make an initial allocation to some entitlements.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements have received a 2% allocation this month. No allocation has been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements. Bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 107,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

Thursday 30 Jul 2020

The Storage Manager has released its Annual Operating Plan for the 2020-21 water year. A quarterly operating plan supplement for July to September 2020 accompanies the annual plan, and looks specifically at reservoir system operation this 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Friday 03 Jul 2020

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for July 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the first allocation announcement of the 2020-21 year.

 

Around 6,560 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during June; however, further inflows are required to secure all headworks system operating water requirement for the 2020 season, before any allocation can be made to entitlements. Operating water is used to meet system losses such as evaporation from reservoirs.

 

No allocation has been possible to any entitlement at the time of the July 2020 water resource assessment. However, bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 104,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

 

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 2020-21 water year as of 3 July 2020.

 

 A July update on Reservoir operations is also now available.