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SRW Water Outlook 2018

A drier than average winter has produced a high demand for irrigation across the state and this is predicted to continue.

Water Auctions and Trading

Water auctions and water trading are becoming more common across Southern Rural Water and can be a good way to gain access to extra water either for production or security.

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Southern Rural Water covers an area of 88,000 km2, or 37% of the state. To find out if your property is in Southern Rural Water’s area, visit the water in your region web page. A seasonal allocation tells irrigators what percentage of their high and low reliability water shares they can use for the season. It reflects how much water is actually available in storage.

Southern Rural Water is responsible for 7 storages in its region, together with a number of smaller regulating structures. From these storages we harvest and store water for irrigation customers, urban water corporations and the Latrobe Valley Power generators in accordance with the provisions of Bulk Entitlement Orders.

Latest News

Award wins for SRW customers

SRW customers took out two state awards in the 2018 Rural Water Awards presented at the RACV club in Melbourne on Friday, 9 November. Two other SRW customers were state level runners-up in their categories. Schreurs and Sons of Middle Tarwin won the Surface Water...

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MID online allocation auction

An online auction of seasonal allocation in the Macalister Irrigation District is being held from 11am Tuesday 13 November 2018 to 11am Thursday 15 November. There will be 40ML available, offered in four lots of 10ML each.  There is no reserve. Please note this is for...

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