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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...

Pykes Creek reopens

Pykes Creek reopens   SRW has advised that Pykes Creek Reservoir has reopened for all recreational water activities after receiving results confirming bacteria (E.coli) levels had returned to low levels. The Reservoir was closed on February 5 due to elevated levels of...

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...

Permanent MID water share auction

The auction for 269 megalitres (ML) of permanent water shares in the Macalister Irrigation District was completed successfully yesterday at Southern Rural Water's office in Johnson Street, Maffra.  The lots were offered as high and low reliability bundles. There were...

Glenmaggie boating restrictions

Glenmaggie Reservoir has fallen below 44%, triggering recreational water usage restrictions. This restricts boats and other water vessels to 5-knots per hour across two-thirds of the lake, reducing the area where waterskiing and jetskiing is possible. The restricted...

High demand expected for water auction

With dry conditions and high demand for water, Southern Rural Water is expecting strong interest in its auction of permanent water shares in the Macalister Irrigation District on Tuesday 19 February, at the Maffra SRW Office. These water shares have been made...

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