Author Archives: Lionel Pengilley

Water Allocations as at 16 July 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 47 % (up from 41 %) Broken 0 % (unchanged) Goulburn 34 % (up from 32 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 34 % (up from 32 %)… Read More »

When is the Best Time to Trade Temp Water?

I’ve heard many theories on when is the best time of year to trade temporary water. Some say summer has the highest prices because that’s when most water is used. Some say the end of the year has the highest prices because there are irrigators needing to buy for their overuse. Some say it’s the… Read More »

Kick off the new water year with the latest news

Water News Basin-wide MDBA will be conducting an audit of water trades, to see why so many are reported at $0. Link Of the final 450 GL recovery for the basin plan, most will be delayed. 62 GL will be recovered in the next year, all from off-farm improvements. Link This article gives a good… Read More »

July Risk of Spill and Vic Allocation Forecasts for 2018/19

This morning, the Northern Victoria Resource Manager (NVRM) updated the risk of spill and allocation forecast for this year. Risk of Spill Risk of spill is the chance that the storages cannot supply spillable accounts. It usually improves throughout the year. Currently the risk of spill is: Murray 59 % Goulburn 12 % Campaspe 24… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 2 July 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 41 % Broken 0 % Goulburn 32 % Campaspe 100 % Loddon 32 % Bullarook Creek 0 % Low Reliability All zones 0 % New South Wales High… Read More »

WBW’s Temp Trading Costs

Water trading is not as complicated as you might think, but it’s uncertain and expensive. Most likely, the reason you’re reading this is to see if there is a solution, and there is! Water Broking World’s (WBW’s) Awesome Pricing For temporary trades, we make things easy for you. Too often irrigators ask water brokers, “so… Read More »

Trade Water Like a Big Shot

I predict that trade out of the Goulburn system will be restricted early next year. This includes the Campaspe and Loddon systems. These valleys can “owe” up to 200 GL to the Victorian Murray. The amount “owed” is made up of the amount traded to the Victorian Murray, less water used, spilled and back trade.… Read More »

Last Chance to Trade Water (Plus Water News)

SA temporary water trading orders need to be sent to us by 8 June at the latest. This is to ensure we have time to submit the trade applications with DEWNR. For Victorian trades, we have slightly longer, trading orders can be sent to us up until 22 June. The earlier trading orders are sent,… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 May 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 100 % (unchanged) Bullarook Creek 100 % (unchanged) Low Reliability Broken 100… Read More »

Updated Victorian Allocation Forecasts for 2018/19

This morning the Northern Victoria Resource Manager updated the allocation forecasts for next year. In short, this is what the forecast expects allocations to be on these dates next year for high reliability entitlements: Valley 2 July 15 October Murray 40 % 100 % Goulburn 20 % 100 % Loddon 20 % 100 % Campaspe… Read More »