The red alert level warning previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Mildura) remains current. A new red alert has now been declared for a 50 km reach of river immediately downstream, from Mildura to Wentworth.
Victoria’s work to manage salinity is starting to pay off for Mallee irrigators with the annual salinity impact charge on irrigation falling by 24 per cent in 2021, saving irrigators up to $2,500 a year.
The Victorian Government is continuing to lead the way in water compliance and management – strengthening the state’s zero-tolerance approach to water theft to ensure a level playing field for all water users.
The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the environment and water entitlement holders against the negative impacts of increasing water extractions below the Barmah Choke with a new licence review process.
Lower Murray Water will join 12 other leading Victorian water corporations in a new energy joint venture that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain affordable water bills for customers.