The risk of spill from key storages in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems remains too high to make a declaration on access to water in spillable accounts.July 15, 2014 3:20am
Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey said the low risk of spill could not be declared in the Murray, Goulburn or Campaspe systems this month.
‘‘The risk of spill in each system this season is currently greater than 50 per cent, which is much greater than the 10 per cent risk that is the threshold for a declaration,’’ he said.
‘‘Any water in spillable water accounts remains quarantined from use or trade.’’
Lake Eildon and Lake Eppalock are holding about 75 per cent of their capacity.
Dr Bailey said at the end of June, the Victorian share of Lake Hume was about 67 per cent of capacity, with the total storage volume about 52 per cent of capacity.
‘‘The inflows that occur over the next three months will be important to the timing of the declarations this season, because highest inflows have mainly occurred during this period.’’
Dr Bailey stressed the risk of spill was not to be confused with the risk of flooding in the region.
‘‘This assessment is related to the availability of water in spillable water accounts, not the probability of flooding occurring in these systems.’’
The risk of spill assessment in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems will be updated on August 11.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.