Water

Campaspe spill risk remains unchanged

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December 20, 2017

Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey said the risk of spill in the Campaspe system during 2017-18 remained above the 10 per cent threshold needed for a declaration to be made.

There is no change to the risk of spill in the Campaspe system, the Resource Manager for northern Victoria announced last week.

Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey said the risk of spill in the Campaspe system during 2017-18 remained above the 10 per cent threshold needed for a declaration to be made.

‘‘The risk of spill from Lake Eppalock in the Campaspe system is about 20 per cent,’’ Dr Bailey said.

‘‘No spills have occurred from Lake Eppalock so far this year.’’

Dr Bailey said the risk of spill assessment did not describe the chances of flooding this season.

‘‘The risk of spill is a water accounting assessment,’’ Dr Bailey said.

‘‘It does not refer to flood risks downstream of the storages.’’

Allocation trade from NSW to Victoria is limited to the lesser of a net annual volume of 200Gl or a volume that keeps the risk of spill in the Murray system below 50 per cent. The current risk of spill limit allows 200Gl of net trade from NSW to Victoria.

Customers participating in the water trading market can monitor trade availability on the Water Register website.

The risk of spill in the Campaspe system will be updated on Wednesday, January 10.

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