The month of May saw below average rainfall recorded at all reservoirs. A further 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 59% to 63%. Glenelg River Compensation Flow entitlement allocation increased from 3% to 7%. Recreation entitlement increased from 1% to 5% allocation, and Wetlands entitlement increased from 1% to have a 6% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder entitlements this season. The volume allocated to the System Reserve remains at 15,000 megalitres.