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Friday 07 Jun 2024

The latest seasonal allocations for June 2024 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

Below average rainfall totals were recorded across Grampians storages during May, with monthly rainfall totals between 12.6 mm and 26.6 mm recorded. These monthly rainfall totals were well below the historic average for each storage.  Persistent dry catchment conditions limited inflow during May to 58 ML. Increasing the year-to-date inflow to 52,245 ML or 28.6% of the historic average to the same time of year (182,500 ML).

Allocation to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements remained at 87%, the Glenelg River Compensation Flow and Wetlands entitlements remain at 49%, and the Recreation entitlement remains at 46%. No allocation has been made to the Commonwealth Environmental entitlement.

A revised system reserve rule came into effect in 2022/23, with 45,000 megalitres now in reserve. The revised rule shares the available water between entitlements and the system reserve as soon as allocations commence. Details of the new reserve rule are available from the Storage Management Rules page.

Friday 03 May 2024

The latest seasonal allocations for May 2024 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

Modest rainfall totals were recorded across Grampians storages during April, with all storages (excluding Mt Cole) recording rainfall below their monthly average. Although some modest rainfall totals were received in early April, well below average rainfall over the previous months resulted in very dry catchment conditions, with no inflow recorded to storages. Year to date inflow remains at 52,190ML or 30% of historical average to April.

Allocation to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements remained at 87%, the Glenelg River Compensation Flow and Wetlands entitlements remain at 49%, and the Recreation entitlement remains at 46%. No allocation has been made to the Commonwealth Environmental entitlement.

A revised system reserve rule came into effect in 2022/23, with 45,000 megalitres now in reserve. The revised rule shares the available water between entitlements and the system reserve as soon as allocations commence. Details of the new reserve rule are available from the Storage Management Rules page.

Friday 05 Apr 2024

The latest seasonal allocations for April 2024 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

Well below average rainfall totals were recorded at storages during March with a high of 3.8 mm recorded at Mt Cole (10% of their historic monthly averages). As a result, minor inflow was recorded to reservoirs during March (140 ML), with year-to-date inflow approximately 30% of the historic average. Allocation to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements remained at 87%, the Glenelg River Compensation Flow and Wetlands entitlements remain at 49%, and the Recreation entitlement remains at 46%. No allocation has been made to the Commonwealth Environmental entitlement.

A revised system reserve rule came into effect in 2022/23, with 45,000 megalitres now in reserve. The revised rule shares the available water between entitlements and the system reserve as soon as allocations commence. Details of the new reserve rule are available from the Storage Management Rules page.

Thursday 07 Mar 2024

The latest seasonal allocations for March 2024 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

Only trace amounts of rainfall were recorded to storages during February with a high of 0.6 mm recorded at Moora Moora Reservoir and Lake Fyans (2% of their historic monthly averages). As a result, no inflow was recorded to reservoirs during February, with year-to-date inflow approximately 30% of the historic average. Allocation to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements remained at 81%, the Glenelg River Compensation Flow and Wetlands entitlements remain at 26%, and the Recreation entitlement remains at 22%. No allocation has been made to the Commonwealth Environmental entitlement.

A revised system reserve rule came into effect in 2022/23, with 45,000 megalitres now in reserve. The revised rule shares the available water between entitlements and the system reserve as soon as allocations commence. Details of the new reserve rule are available from the Storage Management Rules page.