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.

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

The expected conditions in these rivers are:

Tanjil River and Tanjil South
Start and end dates of water release: 4 to 16 November, 2017
Highest flow and water level:
800 megalitres per day; 1.6 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 7 to 13 November, 2017

Latrobe River at Thoms Bridge
Start and end dates of water release: 7 to 14 November, 2017
Highest flow and water level: 1,300 megalitres per day; 1.15 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 8 to 13 November, 2017

Macalister River downstream of Lake Glenmaggie
Start and end dates of water release: 1 to 17 November, 2017
Highest flow and water level: 700 megalitres per day; 0.7 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 4 to 8 November, 2017

Thomson River at Coopers Creek
Start and end dates of water release: 1 to 12 November, 2017
Highest flow and water level: 800 megalitres per day; 0.6 metres
Dates when flow is highest: 4 to 7 November, 2017

The details provided are estimated. 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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