Author Archives: Lionel Pengilley

Water Allocations as at 16 October 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 16 October 2017. The next update will be on 1 November 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 50 % (up from 41 %)… Read More »

Water News October 2017

Storages Status October is the end of peak inflows from winter rain and snow. This year the storages are full for the Murray system, but less so for Murrumbidgee and Goulburn. Risk of Spill in Victoria The status of spillable accounts hasn’t changed since the 15 September announcement. About 10 % will be deducted from… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 3 October 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 3 October 2017. The next update will be on 16 October 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (up from 98 %) Broken 41 % (up… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 September 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 1 September 2017. The next update will be on 2 October 2017 (Vic) and 3 October 2017 (NSW). Victoria High Reliability Murray 98 % (up from… Read More »

Water News September 2017

Irrigation Season Starts Early Big irrigation districts in NSW and Victoria have started their irrigation seasons earlier this year than in the past. Murrumbidgee Irrigation started a week earlier than planned. Macalister system in Gippsland started early too. This will drive temp buying earlier this year than in the past. MI link Macalister link MI… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 September 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 1 September 2017. The next update will be on 15 September 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 90 % (up from 70 %) Broken 27 % (up… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 August 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 15 August 2017. The next update will be on 1 September 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 70 % (up from 66 %) Broken 15 % (up… Read More »

Four Corners Fallout

Recently, ABC’s Four Corners ran a story on irrigators in the Northern part of the basin. It covered compliance issues and loopholes that cotton growers were using. You can view the show online here. I’ve been asked a few times what it means for Southerners. The volumes involved in the story are a small in… Read More »

July Water Market and Infrastructure News

The following are popular news articles that came out in July. Huge sale of 92.5 GL from unallocated water in Queensland. Water in Gilbert and Flinders Basin. Fixed price sales. Story New irrigation schemes in Tasmania; the Southern Highlands Scheme and Swan Valley Scheme to come online shortly. Low rainfall not helping. Story Federal Labor… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 August 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 1 August 2017. The next update will be on 15 August 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 66 % (unchanged) Broken 6 % (up from 3 %)… Read More »