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The Storage Manger has realeased its second quarterly operating plan supplement for October to December 2020. This supplement accompanies the Annual Operating Plan and looks specifically at reservoir system operation over the upcoming 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for October 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Inflows to reservoirs continue to track well below average, with around 14,780 ML of inflow received during September (33% of the monthly average). This volume has supported a further increase to allocations this month, being the largest monthly increase for the season so far.


The allocation for Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements has increased from 9% to 21% this month. No allocation has been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for September 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Inflows to reservoirs continue to track well below average, with around 10,200 ML of inflow received to reservoirs during August (20% of the monthly average). This small inflow to reservoirs has enabled a further increase to allocations this month.


The allocation for Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements has increased from 2% to 9% this month. No allocation has been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements. Bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 107,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for August 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager

 

Around 5,500 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during July. This has been sufficient to secure all headworks system operating water requirements for the 2020 season, and make an initial allocation to some entitlements.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product entitlements have received a 2% allocation this month. No allocation has been possible to Glenelg River Compensation Flow, Recreation, Wetlands or Commonwealth Environmental entitlements. Bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 107,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

The Storage Manager has released its Annual Operating Plan for the 2020-21 water year. A quarterly operating plan supplement for July to September 2020 accompanies the annual plan, and looks specifically at reservoir system operation this 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and operating plan supplements are available here.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocation for July 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager. This is the first allocation announcement of the 2020-21 year.

 

Around 6,560 ML of inflow was received to reservoirs during June; however, further inflows are required to secure all headworks system operating water requirement for the 2020 season, before any allocation can be made to entitlements. Operating water is used to meet system losses such as evaporation from reservoirs.

 

No allocation has been possible to any entitlement at the time of the July 2020 water resource assessment. However, bulk entitlement holders collectively have access to approximately 104,000 ML of unused water allocation carried forward from 2019-20 year.

 

The Storage Manager has conducted an assessment of the risk of spill for the system headworks, as per the methodology defined in the Storage Management Rules. The results of this assessment have enabled the Storage Manager to declare a low risk of spill for the 2020-21 water year as of 3 July 2020.

 

 A July update on Reservoir operations is also now available.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 The latest seasonal allocations for June 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager. These respresent the final water allocaitons for the 2019-20 water year.

In response to well below average inflow to reservoirs during the 2019-20 season, bulk entitlement holders have collectively agreed that resource improvements during May and June 2020 be held over to help secure system operating water and support allocations in the 2020-21 season. As a result, there has been no increase to allocations this month.


Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product remains at 52% allocation this month, and Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement this season.

 

 A June update on Reservoir operations is also now available.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Allocations for May 2020 have been announced by the Storage Manager.

 

Around 500 ML of inflow was recorded during April; the first inflows observed to reservoirs for six months.

 

In response to well below average inflow to reservoirs during the 2019-20 season, bulk entitlement holders have collectively agreed that resource improvements during May and June be held over to help secure system operating water and support allocations in the 2020-21 season. As a result, no increase in allocation has occurred this month.

 

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product remains at 52% allocation this month, and Glenelg Compensation Flow remains at 1% allocation. No allocation has been possible to Recreation entitlement, Wetland entitlement or Commonwealth environmental entitlement this season.

 

 A May update on Water Delivered is also now available.

The Storage Manager has released the fourth quarterly operating plan supplement for April to June 2020. This supplement accompanies the Annual Operating Plan and looks specifically at reservoir system operation over the upcoming 3-month period. The Annual Operating Plan and all operating plan supplements are available here.