Murray gets increase

By Country News on December 09, 2015

Only the Victorian Murray system received an increase in water allocations in last week’s regular review of determinations.

Northern Victorian resource manager Mark Bailey said the Murray system would increase by two per cent to 92 per cent high-reliability water shares.

Seasonal determinations in the Broken, Goulburn, Campaspe, Loddon and Bullarook systems were unchanged.

Dr Bailey said inflows into the Murray system in the past fortnight were slightly higher than forecast, which enabled the allocation increase.

‘‘Actual inflows and operating requirements in the other systems were very close to our assumptions, which left no room for any improvement to be announced.’’

Goulburn remains at 80 per cent, Broken at 17 per cent, Loddon at 62 per cent and Campaspe at 55 per cent.

The Goulburn system’s inter-valley trade account owed about 85Gl to the Murray system on December 1.

The Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon systems can trade to the Victorian Murray system, NSW and South Australia while the total volume owed to the Murray system is less than 200Gl.

The Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon systems can trade from the Victorian Murray system, NSW and South Australia while the total volume owed to the Murray system is greater than zero.

By Country News on December 09, 2015

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