Picture: Lake Fyans

The latest seasonal allocations for May 2022 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

The month of April again saw below average rainfall recorded at most reservoirs. A small improvement in the volume available for allocation resulted from lower than forecast evaporation from reservoirs, combined with a very small volume of inflow.  

This resource improvement has enabled allocations to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements to increase from 58% to 59%. Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement allocation increased from 2% to 3%. Recreation and Wetlands entitlements have both received a 1% allocation this month. No allocation has been possible to Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder entitlements. The volume allocated to the System Reserve remains at 15,000 megalitres.