Be part of the Red Cliffs Little Red Duck Race!
Be part of the fun when 1500 red rubber ducks are set to swim into history, as they race down the irrigation channel at Red Cliffs on Saturday 13 August 2016.
Red Cliffs Little Red Duck Race will see 1500 red rubber ducks sold to members of the public, with proceeds going to help local Red Cliffs community causes.
The first 700 ducks will hold special meaning as they will relate directly to the block number of the first soldier settlers for the area.
The Red Cliffs event is planned as a family day and will be held at 1pm, with the duck race, food, entertainment and barbecue all part of the day’s attractions.
Prizes for First, Second and Third Place ducks in the race.
Red Cliffs and District Historical Society is driving the event, in partnership with Lower Murray Water.
Further information and how you can purchase your Little Red Duck is available here.
Nominations are now open for the Rural Water Awards
Entries are now open for the 2016 Rural Water Awards, designed to recognise and reward Victorian rural water licence holders who are doing great things with water. The awards aim to recognise licence holders who have used new or innovative water technology, introduced projects to bring about water savings, or increased their productivity through changed water practices. To view full press release click here
. Further information on the awards is available here
Opening Allocation and Outlook for 2016/17
The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today announced the first 2016/17 seasonal determination, an updated outlook, and the first risk of spill assessments for the new water year.
The Murray system starts 2016/17 with a seasonal determination of one per cent of high-reliability water shares (HRWS) and the Goulburn system starts with eight per cent HRWS.
Blue Green Algae - Red alert lifted Merbein to Lock 9
See www.nvrm.net.au for more information
The Blue Green Algae Red Alert from Merbein to Lock 9 has now been lifted. All areas of the Murray River have now been declared clear and will return to normal operation with no restrictions imposed on recreational use. For more information visit our BGA update page