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Northern Victoria

Goulburn system Where - Releases from Goulburn Weir into the Goulburn River. When - Began September and ended in December 2012. What/how much - Targeted winter/spring baseflows of 830 ML a day at Goulburn Weir and two spring freshes of 5,600 ML a day (the first for two days, and the second for 14 days) at Goulburn Weir. Why - Baseflows provided improved habitat for native fish and macroinvertebrates. The first fresh provided additional flows for the lower River Murray; while the second fresh provided oppprtunities for golden perch breeding and improved bank vegetation. Who - Goulburn Broken CMA, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, MurrayDarling Basin Authority, Goulburn-Murray Water.

Broken system (lower Broken Creek) Where - Release from the Murray and Goulburn systems into Broken Creek.

Lower Broken Creek Source - Goulburn Broken CMA

When - Began September and will continue into 2013. What/how much - Targeted spring/summer high flows of 250 ML a day at Rices Weir. Why - Increase habitat for fish during their migration and breeding season and minimise risks to fish from low dissolved oxygen levels. Who - Goulburn Broken CMA, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Goulburn-Murray Water.

Campaspe system Where - Release from Lake Eppalock into the Campaspe River.

Campaspe River Source - North Central CMA

When Low flows - Began in October and ended in December 2012. Spring fresh - November 2012. What/how much Low flows - Targeted low flows of 125 ML a day at Lake Eppalock. When passing flow volumes from Lake Eppalock declined due to reduced inflows, Commonwealth environmental water was used to maintain low flows at the targeted rate. Low flows in December were met through environmental water and operational releases by Goulburn-Murray Water. Spring fresh - Targeted 1,500 ML a day for four days from a combination of water from the Living Murray program, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project water. Why Low flows - Improve instream habitat and food sources for macroinvertebrates. Spring fresh - Stimulate fish movement and spawning opportunities. Who - North Central CMA, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Goulburn-Murray Water.

Loddon system - Pyramid Creek Where - Release from both Waranga Basin and Laanecoorie Reservoir to the Loddon River below Loddon Weir. Release from Kow Swamp into Pyramid Creek.

Loddon River at Durham Ox Bridge Source - North Central CMA

When - November 2012. What/how much Loddon River - Targeted spring fresh of 650 ML a day for 6 days at Loddon Weir. Pyramid Creek - Targeted spring fresh of 800 ML a day for 12 days at the Box Creek regulator and to join with environmental flows in the lower Loddon River to create high flows over Kerang Weir for three weeks. Why Loddon River - Maintain riparian vegetation, maintain habitat for macroinvertebrates, encourage fish movement. Pyramid Creek - Improve the health and encourage migration of native fish populations, including silver and golden perch, by increasing access to habitat and food resources. Increase the area of habitat available for the bony herring populations in Pyramid Creek that are considered significant at a regional scale. Who - North Central CMA, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Goulburn-Murray Water.

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VEWH Watering Update Edition 8, Nov-Dec 2012  

This regular update gives you an overview of the environmental watering actions happening across Victoria, and a general news update

VEWH Watering Update Edition 8, Nov-Dec 2012  

This regular update gives you an overview of the environmental watering actions happening across Victoria, and a general news update

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