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MID end of season

Customers in the Macalister Irrigation District are reminded that the 2018-19 irrigation season will finish on Wednesday 15 May. All water trading applications will need to be received before Wednesday 8 May and irrigation orders before Friday 10 May. The season for...

Temporary Water Auction

BLUE ROCK DROUGHT RESERVE As outlined in the Gippsland Sustainable Water Strategy (SWS), there has been a volume of water put aside for temporary allocation from Blue Rock Reservoir for existing irrigators on the Latrobe River, downstream of Blue Rock Reservoir. This...

BGA warning in MID

Southern Rural Water has issued a Blue Green Algae warning for Macalister Irrigation District channels and in the Macalister River in Maffra. Irrigators are encouraged to take extra care to avoid spray drift, the pooling of water and inhaling contaminated water....

Speed limit across reservoir

Glenmaggie Reservoir has now fallen below 25%, triggering recreational water usage restrictions. This restricts boats and other water vessels to 5-knots per hour across the lake, and so waterskiing and jetskiing are not possible.  Fishing is still permitted. Boats are...

BGA – Lake Glenmaggie

Blue Green Algae warning for Lake Glenmaggie Southern Rural Water has announced that a Blue Green Algae (BGA) bloom warning is current for Lake Glenmaggie. Warning signs advising people not to swim, fish or come in contact with the water have been put up at several...