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MID online allocation auction results

The second online allocation auction for this 2017-18 Macalister Irrigation District season successfully sold all five lots. The auction closed last Thur (18 Jan), with all five lots sold to bidders registered on WaterBid.  The 145ML seasonal allocation was offered in...

Central Gippsland irrigation demand study update

Southern Rural Water is looking at opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture in the Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister and Avon catchments in Central Gippsland. The aim of the study is to consider projects that may promote regional development and boost employment for...

Online seasonal allocation first auction

Bidding was strong in the first online allocation auction for this 2017-18 Macalister Irrigation District season. The auction closed earlier today (21 December), with all five lots sold to bidders registered on WaterBid.  The 145ML seasonal allocation was offered in...

Online allocation auction news

Farmers looking for more water for the 2017-18 season will be able to bid for lots in the online seasonal allocation auction, from 11am Tues 19/12 to Thur 21/12. Five lots will be offered with no reserve: 2x50ML, 2x20ML and 1x5ML. Note that these are for the 2017-18...

Talking water information sessions

Important details about new water shares are on the way to irrigators in the Macalister Irrigation District. Southern Rural Water is sending out letters to eligible irrigators in the next fortnight, offering them a distribution of water shares. The shares were created...

Boost for MID after rains

Heavy rain at the weekend has provided a boost to Macalister Irrigation District farmers, with a controlled spill from Lake Glenmaggie triggering spill entitlement for all customers. Usage ordered and metered prior to today will now become spill entitlement, over and...

Lake Glenmaggie update 4 Dec 10am (Last update)

Lake Glenmaggie - last update We are currently releasing 1,200ML per day from Lake Glenmaggie and will continue to monitor the weather forecast for the catchment. We will continue to post notices in this on the website if the outflows increase above 3,500ML per day at...

Lake Glenmaggie update – 3 Dec 6pm

River flows above Lake Glenmaggie are continuing to reduce. Upstream flows at gauging stations on the Macalister River at 5pm were: Glencairn 5,300ML per day, Licola 9,100ML per day, Stringybark Creek 10,600ML per day. Lake Glenmaggie now holds 162,900ML (Capacity is...

Eastern storages update

Lake Glenmaggie Update 3 December - 11.30am River flows above Lake Glenmaggie are slowly reducing. Upstream flows at gauging stations on the Macalister River are: Glencairn 6,600ML per day, Licola 11,400ML per day, Stringybark Creek 12,700ML per day.   Lake Glenmaggie...

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