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Werribee Irrigation District

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Salinity Levels Werribee River

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23 September 2017


History

Settlement of the Werribee Basin quickly followed the arrival of John Batman in 1835. By 1837 squatters had reached the Bacchus Marsh area and by 1840 most of the plains and foothills within the river basin were occupied.

The Werribee Irrigation Trust was formed in November 1888 following demands for alternative water supplies to avoid the consequences of severe droughts. It was to provide irrigation facilities for 595 hectares of land north of the Melbourne-Geelong railway line, adjacent to the township of Werribee. The Trust operated for only a few years before it failed financially. It was eventually abolished under the provisions of the Water Act of 1905.

In March 1906, the State Government’s Land Purchase and Management Board purchased 9,400 ha of the “Werribee Estate” to develop as an irrigation area and subdivide for closer settlement. Of this, 3,400 ha were later assessed as suitable for irrigation.

The Pykes Creek Reservoir, which was the initial storage for both the Werribee Irrigation District and the irrigation system upstream at Bacchus Marsh, was completed in 1911. The diversion weir on the Werribee River and the main channel of the irrigation district were completed in 1912 and a system of channels was constructed to supply water for domestic and stock purposes to non-irrigated areas within the old estate and for irrigation of around 265 hectares of land.

By 1914 the area of land that could be irrigated had been increased to 2,185 hectares. In 1916, Melton Reservoir was completed. Following this and the completion of other works, the Werribee Irrigation and Water Supply District was formed in October 1917 under the control of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.

Construction of a surface drainage system began in 1920 for areas with poor sub-soils. The drainage system has since been extended and now serves nearly all the irrigation district and some land outside of it.

The final stage in the Werribee Basin storage system was put in place with the construction of Merrimu Reservoir in 1969-1986.


Operations


The WID now receives its irrigation supply from the combination of three storages at Pykes Creek ,Merrimu Reservoir and Melton Reservoir.These storages now hold water from both the Werribee and Lerderderg River systems.

Following several years of extreme drought conditions, the WID Recycled Water Scheme was implemented in 2004 to supplement water supply.

Although a great deal of pipe-lining has been carried out as a result of urban development and the replacement of channels, much of the district remains open channel, including significant lengths of the main channel from the Werribee River.

Like Bacchus Marsh and the Macalister Irrigation District in Gippsland, Werribee is a gravity irrigation district and relies on upstream heads of water to move supply through the channels and pipes to the customer.

Water is ordered by customers through Southern Rural Water’s Waterline ordering system and delivered by our Water Services Officers through a complex series of checks, regulators and valves. This brings the water to the “farm gate”, where it is measured by a Dethridge wheel on open channels or a standard flow meter on pipelines. From here it is directed by the customer, usually into storage dams and then into on-farm irrigation systems.

Prices for water in the Werribee Irrigation District are determined by the Essential Services Commission following recommendation by the Southern Rural Water Board. This recommendation is made following consultation with the Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee, which is made up of customers from within the district.


Allocation and Carryover

This means that we will start the new system on 1 July. As a result, any unused water in your allocation account (ABA) at the end of this season on 30 June will automatically carry over to the next season, starting on 1 July.

You need to have a water share linked to your allocation account to be able to carry over your unused water.

What is individual carryover?

With individual carryover, all water held in the reservoirs will be allocated to you in the current season. Southern Rural Water will not store water for future years.

Any unused water in your ABA will remain in your account for you to use in the new season, according to these rules:

  • The maximum volume of water that you can carry over from season to season is the total volume of your high and low reliability water shares.
  • 15% is automatically taken off at the end of a season to account for the evaporation that occurs from the reservoirs.
  • In any season, the maximum volume that can be allocated to you is equal to the total volume of your water shares – this includes any carryover.

How can you carryover?

Carryover gives you more flexibility to:

  • Hold, use or trade water when it’s of the greatest value to your business.
  • Prepare for drought by holding enough water for use in the next season.

How can you use carryover?

Carryover gives you more flexibility to:

  • Hold, use or trade water when it’s of the greatest value to your business.
  • Prepare for drought by holding enough water for use in the next season.

Will there be much change?

Carryover helps you manage your water to meet your business requirements. However, there will be small differences to allocations compared to the current system.

At the start of a new season we will calculate the volume of water carried over from the previous season. Then if there is more water held in the reservoirs than is needed to deliver the carryover, we will announce an increase to that season’s allocation.

This means that in most years, the starting allocation may be lower than under the current system.

If you use all of your water and do not carry over, then you may have less water at the start of the year. In normal years, this will even out as the season progresses, with increases in allocations going to those who have room in their entitlements.

Trading

When you can carry over water from season to season, buying and selling water may be an important option for you to secure the right amount of water for your ongoing needs. We have recently developed our online trading forum Watermatch, where our customers can find someone to trade water with.

If you want to lodge a post on the forum you can find the site at www.srw.com.au/watermatch.

If you want to talk about your options or want SRW to post a message on the forum on your behalf then please contact us by calling 9974 4752 or pop into our offices in Werribee or Bacchus Marsh.

Please note that if you want to trade water before the end of the season with the aim of carrying over any unused water, then you need to lodge your applications with us before 23 June to give us enough time to process it.

How will it affect me?

Below are a couple of examples of how carryover works.

If you want to understand how carryover might affect your circumstances then please call us and make an appointment so we can explain how it will work in your business.

Carryover – Farmer A

  • Farmer A has a high reliability water share of 20ML and low reliability water share of 10ML.
  • Allocation this season is 100% high-reliability and 15% low-reliability. This equals 21.5ML of water for farmer A.
  • Farmer A uses 11.5ML of water in the season and so there is 10 ML of unused water.
  • Farmer A carries over 8.5 ML of water to the next season. This is the 10 ML unused water minus 15% for evaporation loss, which is 1.5ML.
  • Starting allocation for the following season is 40% high-reliability.
  • Farmer A has 16.5 ML of water available for the start of the next season, made up of
  • 8.5ML carried over from previous year, and
  • 8ML of new season allocation (40% of their 20 ML high-reliability share)
  • As the reservoirs fill, Farmer A will receive further allocation increases up to a maximum of 13.5 ML – when he will have 30 ML of water which is the maximum under his water shares (20 ML high-reliability and 10 ML low-reliability).

Farmer A – carry over illustration

Farmer B

  • Farmer B uses 200ML of water in the season and so there is 15ML of unused water.
  • Farmer B carries over 12.75ML of water to the next season. This is the 15ML unused water minus 15% for evaporation loss, which is 2.25ML.
  • Starting allocation for the following season is 40% high-reliability.
  • Farmer B has 92.75ML of water available for the start of the next season, made up of
    12.75 ML carried over from previous year, and 80ML of new season allocation (40% of their 200ML high-reliability share).
  • As the reservoirs fill, Farmer B will receive further allocation increases up to a maximum of 207.5ML – when he will have 300ML of water which is the maximum under his water shares (200 ML high-reliability and 100 ML low-reliability).


Fees - Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation Districts

Water share fee

High Reliability $125.00 This is an annual fee for your high-reliability water shares water shares. These fees reflect the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the reservoirs in which your water shares are harvested and stored.

Low Reliability $62.50 This is an annual fee for your low-reliability water shares water shares. These fees reflect the costs of operating, maintaining and renewing the reservoirs in which your water shares are harvested and stored.

Delivery share

Infrastructure Fee (WID) $14,900.00
This fee reflects the costs of operating, maintaining, renewing and upgrading the delivery systems – channels, pipelines and regulators – that we use to distribute your water. This fee does not apply to river diverters who hold extraction shares (not delivery shares).

Infrastructure Fee (BMID) $10,370.00
This fee reflects the costs of operating, maintaining, renewing and upgrading the delivery systems – channels, pipelines and regulators – that we use to distribute your water. This fee does not apply to river diverters who hold extraction shares (not delivery shares).

Service point fee

Werribee Irrigation District

Standard $230.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your delivery share, and reflect the costs of operating and maintaining your outlet.

Standard (Shared) $184.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Pump $115.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter.

Pump (Shared)  $92.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

River $115.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter.

River (Shared)  $92.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Unmetered $57.50

Unmetered (shared)  $46.00
Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District

Standard  $195.00
This fee reflects the costs of operating, maintaining, renewing and upgrading the delivery systems – channels, pipelines and regulators – that we use to distribute your water. This fee does not apply to river diverters who hold extraction shares (not delivery shares).

Standard (Shared) $156.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Pump $97.50
This fee apply to each service point associated with This fees apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter.

Pump (Shared) $78.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

River $115.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter.

River (Shared) $92.00
This fee apply to each service point associated with your extraction share, and reflect the costs of maintaining your meter. Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Unmetered  $50.00

Unmetered (shared)  $40.00
Where outlets are shared by more than one delivery share, the charge is calculated at 80% of the listed fee.

Water usage fee

Casual Use (WID) $235.00

Casual Use (BMID) $245.00

Drainage diversion

Drainage Diversion (WID) $110.00
This fee is for irrigators who hold agreements to divert water from the irrigation drainage system. This is ‘opportunistic’ access to water when available in the drainage system, and no entitlement to water is held. The fee will be charged on the basis of $ per ML outlined in your Drainage Diversion Agreement. Diversion Sales (WID) $110.00

Recycled water

Recycled water contracted rate $343.00



Managing Floods in Werribee and Bacchus Marsh

The Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation Districts rely on three major storages upstream, all managed by Southern Rural Water:

Pykes Creek Reservoir which has a capacity of 22,119 megalitres (ML)
Melton Reservoir which has a capacity of 14,340 ML
Merrimu Reservoir which has a capacity of 32,215 ML

None of these storages were designed to manage floods. They simply store water for various uses – mainly irrigation, and in some cases drinking water. They have fixed crest spillways, so that once they are full any excess water coming into the reservoir will flow over the spillway into the river or creek downstream. Therefore Southern Rural Water does not have the ability to deliberately surcharge (over full) the dams.

The reservoirs do not have ability to pre-release enough water to have an effect on a possible flood, but they can help reduce flood peaks a little by temporarily storing water if they have room. None of them are large storages, however once they are full, they have little impact on flows.

Keep Clear of Infrastructure

During high river flows we urged all visitors to stay well away from any infrastructure, especially the spillways, please:

  • Follow any requests from Southern Rural Water staff.
  • Take note of signage and fencing.
  • Stay away from any prohibited areas, particularly the dam walls and spillways.

Playing on or near a spillway during a flood is a recipe for disaster.

We strongly recommend that if you are in a flood prone area that you and your family familiarise yourself with the SES’s “Flood Safe information brochure” and take all necessary precautions.

More Information

Call 132 500 for emergency SES assistance during a flood or storm.
Listen to your local ABC radio station for flood warnings and updates.
For weather information and warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology.
For further information visit the SES.


Location

The Werribee Irrigation District (WID) is one of Melbourne’s vegetable “gardens”, located on Melbourne’s doorstep in the estuarine flood plain of the Werribee River.

The region was settled immediately after the first arrivals in Melbourne of European settlers, and has been an important agricultural centre since the early 19th century.


Entering your meter readings - WID

You can now enter your own meter readings by phoning our 24 hour Waterline service on 1300 360 117 or online at
www.srw.com.au/worder.

This service allows you to manage your water entitlement effectively and accurately. By getting rid of the ordered estimate section on your Water Usage Reports, you will have a better idea of your total water usage to date.

To enter your meter readings online:
1. visit www.srw.com.au/worder
2. Type in your user and pin number
3. Select “Usage” from the top menu
4. Select “Meter Reading Entry”
5. Select “Service Point” from the drop down list
6. Select “Pick Date”
7. Enter date of your meter reading
8. Enter the time of your meter reading from the drop down boxes (hours and minutes)
9. Select “Close”
10. Enter your meter reading
11. Select “Submit” to complete the process

To enter your meter readings by phone:
1. Dial 1300 360 117 and follow the voice prompts
2. Enter your user number then press #
3. Enter your pin number then press #
4. Enter 7 – to enter your meter readings
5. Select 1# “Enter Meter Reading”
6. Select your service point
7. Enter time then press #
8. Enter date then press #
9. Enter reading then press #
10. To log meter reading enter 1#
11. To replay this meter reading enter 2#
12. To discard this meter reading enter 0#

More information

For more information, contact us on 1300 139 510 or your planner on 1300 360 117.

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A guide to using waterline - WID

Irrigation water can be ordered over the phone or online using Waterline, our Water Ordering Centre. To accessWaterline customers must have a valid User Number and PIN Number.

What is Waterline?

Waterline is our Water Ordering Centre for customers in our irrigation districts.

Through waterline customers are able to:

• place irrigation orders • communicate with planners
• enter meter readings • access water usage details
• communicate with planners
• enter meter readings • access water usage details.

 

Ordering water by phone:

Waterline can be accessed by dialling 1300 360 117.

• Key in your User Number then press #
• Key in your PIN Number then press #

Select from the following functions:
1# To place a regular order
2# To find out start times
3# To speak to a planner
4# To leave a message for a planner
5# To use special functions eg. find out entitlement details
6# To change lodged orders (DMS)7# To enter meter readings
9# To speak to an operator
0# To end the call

Ordering water online:

To order water online visit www.srw.com.au/worder/

• Type in your User Number and PIN Number
• Select your required option from the main menu drop down box
• Type in details as required
• You may move between various pages by selecting from the main menu or use the back and forward arrow buttons on your browser
• When placing repeating orders, only one panel of duration and flow rate needs to be filled in as it is repeating this data
• Before lodging your order, make sure that dates and times are correct
• When you have finished lodging your order, or completed your enquiry, select log off from the right of the screen

More information
For more information, contact us on 1300 139 510 or your planner on 1300 360 117

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Soil Health - Recycled water

The extension of the WID Recycled Water Scheme in July 2009 has required some changes to the way that soils in the WID are monitored and how the health of your soils are reported to you.

The WID Soil Improvement Plan has a list of trigger values for various soil parameters that directly reflect soil health. These trigger values correspond with the levels at which growers may experience some issues with productivity.

The information below provides the trigger values outlined in the WID Soil Improvement Plan and provides possible options to improve your soil condition.

Salinity

Trigger level: E.C.e value of 6.0 dS/m or greater

High salinity in the soil can affect the ability of plants to extract water from the soil, especially in stressful conditions such as high temperatures.

To reduce soil salinity you should examine the following options:

• Increase the irrigation to include more leaching
• Deep ripping to open pathways for vertical water movement
• Laser grading to improve bed drainage
• Underground drains (i.e. tile drains, mole drains)
• Deepen and improve farm surface drainage
• Improve water distribution uniformity of the sprinkler system

Chloride

Trigger level: 600mg/kg

High levels of chloride are toxic to plants. High chloride often goes together with a high E.C.e reading, but chloride in particular is very damaging to plant membranes.

To reduce high levels of chloride in soils you should follow similar options for the reduction of overall salinity:

• Increase the irrigation to include more leaching
• Deep ripping to open pathways for vertical water movement
• Laser grading to improve bed drainage
• Underground drains (i.e. tile drains, mole drains)
• Deepen and improve farm drainage
• Improve water distribution uniformity of the sprinkler system
• Review fertiliser use to determine whether chloride salts are part of the fertilizer mix

Sodicity

Trigger level: An Exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP) of more than 15%

A high level of sodium is an undesirable property for soil as it reduces the stability of the soil structure and inhibits the movement of water and air through the soil. Sodic soils have a tendency to set hard when they dry out which makes it difficult to cultivate and establish seedlings.

Very high levels of sodium can be toxic to some plants.

To reduce high levels of sodium in soils you should examine the following options:

• Application of gypsum
• Use of soluble calcium based fertilisers (Calcium Nitrate, Calcium Thiosulphate)

Acidity / Alkalinity

Trigger level: Greater than 8.8pH (1:5 soil water)

A high value of soil pH can cause the following problems:

• Reduce the ability of plants to absorb certain nutrients, such as zinc, calcium, manganese, nitrogen
• Exposes plants to a greater risk toxicity from specific ions, particularly sodium, boron and aluminium
• Gypsum cannot work effectively to reduce high sodium levels
• Decreases soil microbial activity and cycling of plant nutrients

In order to reduce soil pH you should examine the following options:

• Review fertiliser use, taking into account the high nutrient levels in recycled water
• Review the use of lime
• Apply more water for leaching
• Apply nitrogen fertiliser in the nitrate form
• In extreme situations, flowers of sulphur can be used to lower soil pH

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Things you need to do when buying a new property

If you are thinking about buying a property with a water licence or entitlement, read this first.

Beware, licences or water shares are not always transferred on the sale of property

A water licence or allocation may not automatically transfer with the sale of a property. We strongly suggest that this is clarified with your agent or solicitor and noted in the contract of sale prior to signing property purchase documents.

This includes water from:

  • irrigation channels
  • drains
  • rivers
  • bores
  • farm dams
  • domestic and stock licences

Make sure you, your solicitor or agent applies for an Information Statement. This will verify details about:

  • existing licences, (inc drainage diversion agreements) conditions and encumbrances
  • property location
  • licensed volume and use (from a river, dam or bore)
  • water shares and allocation (if in an irrigation district)
  • delivery shares and water use licences/registrations (if in an irrigation district)
  • tariffs applicable
  • any outstanding debt

A properly completed transfer application form must be submitted to Southern Rural Water before a licence or water share will be transferred regardless of what appears in a sale contract. Without the approval from Southern Rural Water, you will have no legal access to water.

What do I do if I don’t have the authority to take and use water?

You need to follow up with your solicitor or agent and check whether the licence or water entitlement was included in the contract of sale. If it was then you will need to complete an application form to transfer the entitlement. All current licence holders (the seller) as well as all proposed new licence holders (the buyer) must sign this form.

If the licence wasn’t included in the contract of sale, you should phone Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510. You may be able to obtain a new licence, depending on your location. Otherwise you will need to secure a volume or entitlement through a temporary or permanent transfer.

All applications need to be submitted to Southern Rural Water for assessment. Transfer applications are not always approved.

More information
For more information, application forms or fact sheets, phone SRW on 1300 139 510 or visit our website www.srw.com.au

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Things you need to do when selling or advertising a property for sale

If you are thinking about selling or advertising a property for sale with a water licence or entitlement, read this first. You may be able to keep your licence even though you are selling your land.

Be clear about what you are selling or advertising

Make sure you, your solicitor or agent applies for an Information Statement. This will verify details about:

  • existing licences, conditions and encumbrances
  • property location
  • licensed volume and use (from a river, dam or bore)
  • water allocation (if in an irrigation district)
  • works that are required to be carried out
  • tariffs applicable
  • any outstanding debt

Be clear about what you are selling. We strongly suggest that this is clarified with your agent or solicitor and noted in the con- tract of sale before advertising the property.

This includes water from:

  • irrigation channels
  • drains
  • rivers
  • bores
  • farm dams
  • domestic and stock licences

A properly completed transfer application form must be submitted to Southern Rural Water before a licence or water share can be considered for transfer. Without the approval from Southern Rural Water, the new purchaser will have no legal access to water. All current licence holders (the seller) as well as all proposed new licence holders (the buyer) must sign this form.

All applications need to be submitted to Southern Rural Water for assessment. Transfer applications are not always approved. 

More information
For more information contact us on 1300 139 510 or visit www.srw.com.au

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Water share & allocation trading - WID

Why trade water?

Water in the Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District is fully allocated; therefore no new water is available.

To help make the most of water on hand, we ask anyone who does not plan to use their water to consider trading to others in the area.

Water trading can help to:

• reduce your water bill
• provide additional income
• maximise productivity for the district
• build the local economy.

As a purchaser, water trading can help to meet your needs during a dry spell, or when your existing allocation is not enough.

What types of trades are available?

Allocation Trade

You can trade any unused allocation from your Allocation Bank Account (ABA). These trades are for one season only and finish on 30 June each year. Water must be used by 30 June in the season in which the trade occurred. If this water remains unused at 30 June it will be returned to the communal pool for allocation the following year.

Limited Term Transfer

This is where you lease your water share to someone else for a set period of time. The transfer period can be from 1 year to 20 years, and the transfer does not change the legal ownership of the water share, A Limited Term Transfer will remain in place until it expires or is surrendered; even if the water share is transferred permanently (see below).

The lessee is called the holder of the Limited Term Transfer, and is the only person who can surrender or cancel the Limited Term Water Share Transfer before its expiry date.

Any allocations held by the seller at the time of the transfer remain in the seller’s ABA, but can be traded by the seller via an Allocation Trade (see above). Any further allocations will be added to the holder’s ABA.

Permanent Transfer

This is when you sell all or part of a water share. The legal ownership of the water share changes, but any existing Limited Term Transfers against that water share will remain in place until they either expire or are surrendered.

Delivery Share Transfer

This is the permanent transfer of all or part of your delivery share. Restrictions apply where a delivery share can be traded within the district, as they directly relate to and influence the capacity of each of the delivery systems in the district.

How are prices set for water trades?

The price for the water needs to be negotiated between the seller and buyer. Southern Rural Water does not play a role in trading price negotiations.

Statistics on past trades and transfer prices can be obtained from the Victorian Water Register www.waterregister.vic.gov.au.

Are there any application fees?

For information about fees, please contact us on 1300 139 510 or visit www.srw.com.au.

How can I find a buyer or seller of water?

There are many ways to find buyers and sellers of water. You could advertise in the local paper, talk to your neighbour or use a trading exchange.

Water trading exchanges operate throughout Victoria and link buyers and sellers who have lodged compatible bids. The following trading exchanges operate in our irrigation areas:

watermove - www.watermove.com.au
waterfind - www.waterfind.com.au

More information
For more information contact us on 1300 139 510 or visit www.srw.com.au.

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SRW's role during floods in Werribee and Bacchus March

Water storages in the area are not designed to manage floods

Southern Rural Water helps to provide river flow information during floods

Please keep clear of dams and spillways during floods

The Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation Districts rely on three major storages upstream, all managed by Southern Rural Water:

• Pykes Creek Reservoir, which has a capacity of 22,119 megalitres (ML)
• Melton Reservoir, which has a capacity of 14,340 ML
• Merrimu Reservoir, which has a capacity of 32,215 ML

None of these storages were designed to manage floods. They simply store water for various uses – mainly irrigation, and in some cases drinking water. They have fixed crest spillways, so that once they are full any excess water coming into the reservoir will flow over the spillway into the river or creek downstream. Therefore Southern Rural Water does not have the ability to deliberately surcharge (over full) the dams.

The reservoirs do not have ability to pre-release enough water to have an effect on a possible flood, but they can help reduce flood peaks a little by temporarily storing water if they have room. None of them are large storages, however, once they are full, they have little impact on flows.

Southern Rural Water provides weekly updates on its website (www.srw.com.au) about the water levels in local storages and also has a web page which has links to Bureau rainfall forecasts, flood warnings, river levels and emergency assistance provided by the SES.

Keep clear of infrastructure

During high river flows we urged all visitors to stay well away from any infrastructure, especially the spillways.

Please:

• follow any requests from Southern Rural Water staff
• take note of signage and fencing, and
• stay away from any prohibited areas, particularly the dam walls and spillways.

Playing on or near a spillway during a flood is a recipe for disaster.

We strongly recommend that if you are in a flood prone area that you and your family familiarise yourself with the SES’s
“Flood Safe information brochure” and take all necessary precautions.on.

More information 
Contact us on 1300 139 510 for more information or to make an appointment to chat to one of our assemssment staff. More information can also be found at www.srw.com.au

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