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Rain brings welcome boost

Southern Rural Water has welcomed the recent rainfall which has flowed through the catchments into local reservoirs in the state's south west, following two years of below average rainfall and diminishing storage levels. This boost to the storages has enabled SRW to...

Increase for MID farmers

After recent rain, Macalister Irrigation District irrigators have been allocated 70% against high reliability water shares, giving them confidence to plan for the coming season. Inflows to Lake Glenmaggie and Thomson dam from recent rainfall in the upper catchments...

Werribee Sth temp road closure

Southern Rural Water advises that Diggers Road will be closed between Whites Road and Farrants Road, Werribee South for pipeline construction works as part of the Werribee irrigation modernisation project. Friday 28 June - Tuesday 2 July 2019 from 7am - 6pm SRW’s...

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...

45% allocation WID

Southern Rural Water has increased the allocation in the Werribee system to 45% high reliability water shares for growers. Southern Rural Water’s Manager Water Supply West, Edward Smith said “Despite there being no rain, the improvements in efficiency of water...

MID final allocation unchanged

Continuing dry conditions have meant that the final allocation of the Macalister Irrigation District for the 2018-19 season remains at the level set on 15 December. Farmers in the MID have received 100% of their high reliability shares and 35% of their low reliability...

Latrobe River water trades

Gippsland Water is selling some of its Blue Rock Reservoir water to customers of Southern Rural Water for use by the end of this season, 30 June. Eligible buyers must register with Gippsland Water to buy the water in 50ML lots, which will be sold at $100 per...

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...

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