Final seasonal determinations announced

Final irrigation seasonal determinations remain on 100 per cent


Small improvements in water reserves, ahead of next irrigation season.


Seasonal determinations for northern Victoria remain unchanged.

Northern Victoria Resource Manager Dr Mark Bailey said determinations in the Murray, Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon systems would stay at 100 per cent of high-reliability water shares.

The Broken and Bullarook systems remain at 100 per cent HRWS and 100 per cent of lowreliability water shares.

Dr Bailey said while seasonal determinations were unchanged, recent rain provided small improvements to reserves for next season.

"Storage evaporation and river losses reduced and there was a small increase in flows into the major storages following rain in the past fortnight," Dr Bailey said.

"These improvements contribute to the reserves for seasonal determinations in 2021/22."

"The outlook for 2021/22 seasonal determinations will be next updated on May 17."

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal rainfall outlook favours slightly above-average rainfall across northern Victoria for the three months from April to June.

"The Bureau says most El Nino-Southern Oscillation indicators have returned to neutral levels," Dr Bailey said.


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