Current water releases for the environment

Water for the environment to be released in the Tanjil, Latrobe, Thomson and Macalister rivers.

Water for the environment, will be released from Blue Rock Reservoir, Thomson Reservoir and Lake Glenmaggie into the Tanjil, Latrobe, Thomson and Macalister rivers on the following dates.

These water releases have been timed to trigger the downstream movement of the Australian grayling, a vulnerable migratory fish species that lay eggs in lower sections of these rivers.

The release will be controlled to increase and decrease gradually and will be well below minor flood levels and will not impact on properties or assets next to the river.

The expected conditions in these rivers are:

Tanjil River at Tanjil South
Start and end dates of water release: 17 April to 30 April, 2018
Highest flow and water level: 800 megalitres per day; 1.6 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 18 to 22 of April, 2018

Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge
Start and end dates of water release: 22 to 27 of April, 2018
Highest flow and water level: 1,230 megalitres per day; 1.2 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 23 to 24 April, 2018

Latrobe River at Kilmany
Start and end dates of water release: 22 to 27 of April, 2018
Highest flow and water level: 1,300 megalitres per day; 1.9 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 25 to 26 April, 2018

Thomson River at Coopers Creek
Start and end dates of water release: 17 to 30 April, 2018
Highest flow and water level: 800 megalitres per day; 0.5 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 20 to 23 April, 2018

Macalister River at Glenmaggie tail gauge
Start and end dates of water release: 19 to 26 April, 2018
Highest flow and water level: 350 megalitres per day; 0.56 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 20 to 23 April, 2018

Details provided are estimates. They may change slightly due to operational changes, natural losses in the river and travel time of the water release, particularly in the lower sections of the river.

Please take all reasonable care when you are doing anything near the river at these times.

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Macalister River at Bellbird Corner before a winter release

Macalister River at Bellbird Corner, before a water release for the environment

Macalister River at Bellbird Corner during a winter high flow

Macalister River at Bellbird Corner, during a water release for the environment

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