Picture: Lake Fyans

The latest seasonal allocations for September 2023 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

Inflow to reservoirs during August was approximately 23% of average, with reservoirs increasing by around 8,480 ML over the past month. This has been sufficient for an 81% allocation to be made to Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements this month (2% increase). The resource improvement has also allowed for a 25% allocation to the Glenelg River Compensation Flow and Wetlands entitlements (2% increase), as well as a 20% allocation to the Recreation entitlement (1% increase). No allocation has been possible yet to Commonwealth Environmental entitlement.

A revised system reserve rule came into effect in 2022/23, with 27,550 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.