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Friday 08 Feb 2019

Allocations for February 2019 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

No measureable inflow was observed to reservoirs for a third consecutive month during January. High temperatures persisted throughout January, and with little rainfall, substantial evaporation losses from reservoirs were observed. As a result, no increase in allocation has been possible this month.

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product remains at 54% allocation, and Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has yet been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.

 

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Horsham Rural City Council advise that algae, suspected of being potentially toxic blue-green algae has been observed at Green Lake. Link to Horsham Rural City Council Media Release.

Monday 14 Jan 2019

The Storage Manager has released its third quarterly Operating Plan Supplement 3 for January to March 2019. This supplement accompanies the Annual Operating Plan 2018-19 and looks specifically at reservoir system operation over the upcoming 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Friday 04 Jan 2019

Allocations for January 2019 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Even with above average rainfall at Grampians reservoirs during December, no measureable inflow was observed, due to the dry condition of catchments. The rainfall received resulted in much lower than forecast reservoir system losses for December, and has contributed to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product increasing by 9% to have a 54% allocation. Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation this month. No allocation has yet been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement.