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May 2021 Announcements and Updates

The latest seasonal allocations for May 2021 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Inflow to reservoirs during April remained well below average. However, evaporation losses were again slightly lower than the Storage Manager’s conservative estimates, resulting in a small resource improvement. This has enabled a further 1.4 Gigalitres to be allocated to the System Reserve. Bulk entitlement rules require a total of 15 Gigalitres to be allocated to the System Reserve once Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements reach 57% allocation.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product allocations remain unchanged at 57% and Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

The Storage Manager's latest allocation outlook for July 2021 to October 2021 is now available. Click here to view details.

The Storage Manager has released the fourth quarterly operating plan supplement for April to June 2021. 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 all operating plan supplements are available here.

The latest seasonal allocations for April 2021 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Inflow to reservoirs during March remained well below average. However, evaporation losses were slightly lower than the Storage Manager’s conservative estimates, resulting in a small resource improvement. This has enabled 1 Gigalitre to be allocated to the System Reserve. Bulk entitlement rules require a total of 15 Gigalitres to be allocated to the System Reserve once Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements reach 57% allocation.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product allocations remain unchanged at 57% and Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocations for March 2021 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

 Inflow to reservoirs during February remained well below average. However, evaporation losses were slightly lower than the Storage Manager’s conservative estimates, resulting in a small resource improvement. This has enabled a 1% increase to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline product allocations, from 56% to 57% this month.

 

Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

Recreational water users are advised to avoid direct contact with water following the detection of elevated blue-green algae levels.

 

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Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for February 2021 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Inflow to reservoirs during January remained below average. However, above average rainfall resulted in evaporation losses being lower than the Storage Manager’s conservative estimates. This has enabled an increase to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline product allocations from 52% to 56% this month.

Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

The Storage Manager has released its third quarterly operating plan supplement for January to March 2021. 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.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for January 2021 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Inflow to reservoirs during December (320 ML) remained below average. However, the small volume of inflow combined with lower than forecast evaporation during December has enabled an increase to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline product allocations from 50% to 52% this month.

Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

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

 

Inflow to reservoirs during November (2,700 ML) was below average. However, the small volume of inflow has enabled an increase to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline product allocations from 48% to 50% this month.

Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.