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100% for MID

With steadily increasing levels in Lake Glenmaggie, Macalister Irrigation District irrigators have been allocated 100% high reliability allocation, giving them confidence to plan for the coming season. Inflows to Lake Glenmaggie from recent rainfall in the upper...

Moderate flood warning – Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge

The following warning is current on the EmergencyVictoria website: issued by VICSES today (Sunday 11 August 2019) at 11:28 AM. This Moderate Flood Warning is being issued for Traralgon, Morwell, Yallourn North, Tyers and Glengarry West and surrounding areas. Moderate...

MID pipeline nears completion

The major pipeline stages of the $60million Macalister Irrigation District modernisation are nearing completion this week. Over the past six months, contractors working for Southern Rural Water have replaced ageing and inefficient channels with more than 31km of...

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...

Glenmaggie proves consistent as storage fills

Despite a tough season and ongoing dry conditions, Lake Glenmaggie has started to fill and Southern Rural Water (SRW) has announced an opening allocation of 45% for the Macalister Irrigation District customers this season. Lake Glenmaggie had fallen to a low of 6%...

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...

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