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Allocation Update- 15th January 2018

Murrumbidgee

General security allocation remains unchanged at 33 per cent of
entitlement.
As we move through summer, high priority commitments are assessed to ensure they can be met
on 1 July 2018, for the 2018-19 water year, before allocating further to general security
entitlements in the current water year.
Improved resource availability following well above average rainfall in December has been
sufficient to meet the previous shortfall in next water year’s (2018/19) high priority commitments,
and also to fully credit environmental water (EWA1) and provisional storage volume (PSV1)
accounts, in accordance with the water sharing plan.
Further resource improvements can now be allocated to general security entitlement holders

Click here to read the Water Allocation Statement

 

NSW Murray

NSW Murray general security allocation has increased by 3 per cent to 49 per cent of
entitlement, with a commensurate increase in allocation to conveyance entitlements.

Click here to read the Water Allocation Statement

 

Victoria 

The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Campaspe system increased from 49 per cent to 52 per cent. The Campaspe system also has 100 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).

The seasonal determinations in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems remain unchanged at 100 per cent HRWS. The Broken and Bullarook systems remain at 100 per cent HRWS and 100 per cent LRWS.

Resource Manager Mark Bailey said lower operating requirements in recent weeks had increased resource availability across northern Victoria.

“Actual evaporation and river losses were lower than estimated in the Campaspe system, which improved resource availability and enabled the seasonal determination to increase,” Dr Bailey said.

“Further resource improvements from the rain in early December have reduced the shortfall to a low-reliability water share seasonal determination in the Murray system.

“The current shortfall to a low-reliability water share seasonal determination in the Murray system is about 380 GL.

“The shortfall in the Goulburn system is about 790 GL.

“The closure of these shortfalls during 2017/18 will depend on further resource improvement through the reduction of current commitments and strong storage inflows.”

Click here for Victoria’s Current Determinations.

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