Victorian Water Allocation Forecast 2018/19

This morning, the Northern Victoria Resource Manager released the first forecast for 2018/19 water allocations. The forecast is given as a set of scenarios which depend on how much rainfall we experience in the future. Under the “average” scenario, all high reliability water will receive 100 % allocation by mid October. One thing to be… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 February 2018

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 January 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 100 % (unchanged)… Read More »

Water News February 2018

Coming Soon Victoria’s forecast for 2018/19 water allocations will come out on 15 February. In April, the MDBA will release a report on the social and economic impacts of the Basin Plan. Pumps Hybrid solar-diesel pumps are coming onto the market, in particular bore pumps. One farmer claims to save $35/ML in pumping costs. Link… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 January 2018

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 January 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 100 % (unchanged)… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 December 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 December 2017. The next update will be on 2 January 2018. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 %… Read More »

Water News December 2017

SA Royal Commission The South Australian government has announced it will start its own Royal Commission into water theft allegations. Back in July, ABC’s Four Corners ran a story on a handful of cotton growers breaking the law. The SA government has leapt to it being a systemic problem. What we know about the proposed… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 December 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 December 2017. The next update will be on 15 December 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 %… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 November 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 November 2017. The next update will be on 1 December 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 94 %… Read More »

Vic Murray Spillable Accounts Usable

01/12/17 update: I’ve been informed that my interpretation of the spill tool is incorrect. Earlier today, the low risk of spill was announced for the Victorian Murray system. The risk of spill for Lake Hume is now 3 %. Water entitlement owners in zones 6 and 7 who had water in spillable accounts can now… Read More »

Water News November 2017

NSW Murray Allocations This season NSW Murray allocations have been slow to pick up. This is because previous allocations were borrowed against the Barmah-Millewa Allowance. Now it has been repaid, so new inflows should go into allocations. Murrumbidgee Allocations In the Murrumbidgee there is an agreement to top up other water accounts once General Security… Read More »