Picture: Lake Fyans

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.