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Environmental watering in Ovens River system 2012-13

Status: This action has been completed.

About the watering

Commonwealth environmental water was made available for use in the Ovens River system (Ovens, King and Buffalo Rivers) in northern Victoria between February and June 2013.

Commonwealth environmental water was used to provide flows in the Ovens River that contributed towards maintaining the health of native plant communities in riverbank areas, such as River Red gums. It also contributed to supporting and connecting the habitat of native animal communities in the river, including fish, frogs, turtles and insects.

The use of Commonwealth environmental water in the Ovens River system was undertaken by the North East Catchment Management Authority and Goulburn-Murray Water in consultation with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

This watering action was managed in conjunction with the North East Catchment Management Authority and Goulburn-Murray Water.