Northern Victorian Seasonal Allocations Remain Unchanged

Announcement Date: 16 Jan 2012
Next Announcement Due: 15 Feb 2012

Determination Data

Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria regulated river systems.

  High Reliability Water Share Change to High Reliability Water Share Low Reliability Water Share Comments
Murray 100% 0% 0% Declared 1 July 2011
Broken 100% 0% 100% -
Goulburn 100% 0% 0% Declared 12 December 2011
Campaspe 100% 0% 100% Declared 12 December 2011
Loddon 100% 0% 0% -
Bullarook Creek 100% 0% 100% -

Further Information

The Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems today announced that seasonal allocations were unchanged.

“There are still large volumes required before allocations to low-reliability water shares (LRWS) can be announced in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems,” said Resource Manager Dr Mark Bailey. “The volume required before allocations to LRWS can be announced is reducing. However, at this time of the year it is unlikely that resources will improve enough to enable LRWS allocations to be made in these three systems.”

Customers participating in the water trading market are reminded that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has relaxed the rule controlling allocation trade from upstream of the Barmah Choke to downstream users. The ability to trade across the Barmah Choke will be regularly reviewed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the relaxation may be lifted at any time during the season.

The next allocation announcement, and an outlook for 2012/13 seasonal allocations, will be issued on Wednesday 15 February 2012.

For information about the Resource Manager for northern Victorian regulated water systems, including allocations and resource availability, please visit