For the first time in 15 years, the Goulburn and Loddon systems have reached 100 per cent of high-reliability water shares allocation by August 1.August 5, 2014 3:00am
Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey made the announcement last week, saying there had been continued good inflows to many of the major storages.
Entitlement holders in the Murray, Broken and Bullarook systems also received increased seasonal determinations in the latest announcement, with the Bullarook system receiving its first seasonal determination for the season.
The Murray system has increased by eight per cent to 84 per cent of high-reliability and the Goulburn and Loddon systems increased by 10 per cent to 100 per cent.
Dr Bailey said the Broken system would increase by 12 per cent to 46 per cent and the Bullarook system would move from zero to 30 per cent.
He said the seasonal determination improvements had come from continued good inflows to many of the major storages across northern Victoria.
‘‘Recent rainfall has maintained catchment run-off and streamflows, particularly in the Murray and Goulburn systems.’’
Dr Bailey said allocation trade from NSW to Victoria was limited to the lesser of a net annual volume of 200
With the risk of spill in the Victorian Murray system greater than 50 per cent, trade from NSW into Victoria was limited to the volume of trade out of Victoria to NSW, he said.
The availability of trade from NSW into the Victorian Murray system will be recalculated on August 11 and the 10th day (or following business day) of each month thereafter.
The volume owed to the Murray system from the Goulburn system’s inter-valley trade account is currently more than 200
Trade from the Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon systems to the Victorian Murray, or to NSW and South Australia, is allowed while the total volume owed to the Murray is less than 200
The volume in the Broken system’s inter-valley trade account is currently 1500
Trade from the Broken system is allowed when the balance of this account is less than 1500
Further trade opportunities within this limit will be created when the river operator calls out water to meet downstream demand during the season or if there is trade back into the Broken.
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