Full groundwater allocation in Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area

Monday 17 July, 2017

Groundwater licence holders in the Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area have a 100 per cent allocation for the 2017/18 season.

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) Senior Hydrogeologist Brendan Cossens said this was good news for more than 130 licensed groundwater customers in the area, meaning they can use up to 100 per cent of their entitlement.

“Groundwater levels in the Lower Campaspe Valley recovered strongly last winter and spring which put the resource in a good position. This provides certainty to customers relying on the allocation,” Mr Cossens said.

The Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area extends from Lake Eppalock in the south to the River Murray in the north and incorporates the towns of Axedale, Goornong, Elmore, Lockington, Rochester and Echuca.

The allocations have been determined in accordance with the Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area Groundwater Management Plan.

For more information or for a copy of the management plan go to our Groundwater Management page  or phone GMW’s Customer Service Centre on 1800 013 357.