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Lake Glenmaggie releases remain steady

Southern Rural Water's 4am review of Eastern storages  has reported that calculated inflows into Lake Glenmaggie have dropped to 14,996 ML per day, down from 18,715 ML per day. There is still 20,365 ML (megalitres) of available airspace in Lake Glenmaggie. With the...

Releases begin as storage inflows build

Southern Rural Water’s incident team has been closely monitoring the rainfall across the catchment and into the Eastern storages throughout Friday and Saturday. At the midnight review, Lake Glenmaggie had more than 22,400 ML (megalitres) available airspace. SRW has progressively increased releases from 700ML per day at 3pm to 3,450ML per day at midnight.

SRW advises farmers to be prepared

Southern Rural Water’s incident team is keeping in regular contact with the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecasts for the catchment over three days from today (1 Dec), with the heaviest rain expected on Saturday. Gavin Prior, Operations Supervisor, Water Supply East, said that Lake Glenmaggie still had more than 26,000 ML (megalitres) available space before it was operationally full. “We are keeping a close eye on the rainfall and preparing for all scenarios.”

SRW team supports hospital

For the 12th consecutive year, Southern Rural Water cyclists formed a team for the ride to raise funds for Central Gippsland Health’s Sale hospital pm 18-19 November. Several team members undertook the ride from Sale to Lakes Entrance and return – riding up to 323 km...

Predicting more water for irrigators

Using a predictive data model, Southern Rural Water has been able to give irrigators early indication that they will be allocated a minimum of 40% against their low reliability water shares on December 15. Manager Water Supply East, Terry Clapham said that, despite...

Glenmaggie event

Lake Glenmaggie will be closed to the public for swimming and watercraft activities on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2017, between 7 am to 7 pm for a private event run by the Lake Glenmaggie Boating club. The detailed exemption...

Seeking your feedback to improve service

From next Monday 16 October Field Works on behalf of Southern Rural Water will begin our 2017 phone survey. This Survey should only take 10 to 15 minutes. The data collected from the Survey is extremely important for our future planning and will identify where we can...

100 percent allocation for MID irrigators

Southern Rural Water has announced irrigators in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) will be guaranteed at least 100% of their entitlements this season. Manager Water Supply East, Terry Clapham, said this was a good result considering that the opening allocation...

Women hold more than half the seats on Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state. Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across...

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