The next irrigation season in northern Victoria is likely to start with water allocations in the Goulburn, Loddon and Murray systems, according to the Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems.February 17, 2014 10:00am
The next irrigation season in northern Victoria is likely to start with water allocations in the Goulburn, Loddon and Murray systems, according to the Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems.
Dr Mark Bailey released the first outlook for 2014/15 on Monday.
He said the Campaspe system is expected to start the 2014/15 season with a seasonal determination of 100 per cent of high-reliability water shares.
Dr Bailey said all of the northern Victorian systems are expected to have seasonal determinations of 100 per cent high reliability by mid December 2015 under average inflow conditions.
‘‘Reserves contributing to the water available in the 2014/15 season have been established this season in the Murray, Goulburn, Loddon, and Campaspe systems. The availability of these reserves is reflected in the outlooks for high-reliability water share seasonal determinations in these systems,’’ Dr Bailey said.
‘‘Victoria’s allocation policy has always been to secure next year’s allocation to high-reliability entitlements before allocations are made to low-reliability entitlements.”
‘‘The current storage position trends means that it is unlikely that a low risk of spill will be declared in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems early in the 2014/15 season.
‘‘Customers should factor this into their seasonal watering plans.”
“Murray system entitlement holders are reminded that carryover of unused allocation will be limited to 100 per cent of their total entitlement as the 2014/15 season begins,” Dr Bailey said.
‘‘This limit applied in the Goulburn and Campaspe systems from the start of the 2013/14 season. At present, we are uncertain about how much carryover will occur in all systems. Weather conditions over the next few months will have a large bearing on irrigation and environmental water use through to the end of June 2014.’’
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