Reservoirs received 1,050 ML of inflow during October, which is around 4% of the October average. Despite very low inflows, mild weather conditions saw lower than forecast reservoir evaporation losses, with the savings able to be directed to increasing allocations. This has enabled Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product allocation to increase by 5% this month to have a 35% allocation and Glenelg River Compensation Flow to receive a 1% allocation. No allocation has yet been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.
A November update on Reservoir operations is also now available.
The Storage Manager has realeased its second quarterly operating plan supplement for October to December 2019. This supplement accompanies the Annual Operating Plan and looks specifically at reservoir system operation over the upcoming 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.
Reservoirs received 7,470 ML of inflow during September, which is around 18% of the September average. Although below average, these inflows have enabled Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product allocation to increase by 6% this month to have a 30% allocation. No allocation has yet been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.
A October update on Reservoir operations is also now available.
Around 18,480 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during August; this has resulted in an allocation increase from 3% to 24% for high reliability entitlement holders. No other allocation announcements have been made.
A Rocklands Reservoir to Taylors Lake transfer of up to 10,000 ML commenced in August and will continue throughout September.