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End of irrigation season 2021-2022

Customers in the Macalister Irrigation District are reminded that the 2021-22 irrigation season finishes on 15 May. All water trading applications will need to be received before 4 May and irrigation orders before 8 May. The season for Thomson and Macalister River and...

Time is right to check your dams ahead of winter

Recent heavy rain and flooding in East Gippsland is a timely reminder to landowners to check the safety and integrity of their farm dams, Southern Rural Water’s Manager of Groundwater and Rivers, Bryce Morden said today. “Already this year, we have seen above average...

Lake Glenmaggie releases for flood mitigation

Controlled release from Lake Glenmaggie will take place from March through to May, with unseasonably high storage levels sitting above 90%.  The reduction in water to the spillway sill, will enable maintenance to Lake Glenmaggie’s gates, while providing environmental...

BGA warning for Pykes Creek

3 February The Blue-Green Algae (BGA) warning at Pykes Creek has now been lifted. For the latest BGA warnings, go to Blue Green Algae | Southern Rural Water (srw.com.au)  7 January 2022  Southern Rural Water advises that a Blue Green Algae (BGA) bloom warning is...

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.