Our rural pipelines supply water to 51 wetlands in our region. The water is supplied under a 1,000 ML environmental entitlement held by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder. The Wimmera-Mallee can be dry at times and the wetlands are an important open water source for birds and wildlife to thrive in.
For a map and more information about the wetlands, visit the Victorian Environmental Water Holder website.
51 environmental wetlands were connected to the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline between 2012 and 2014.
Connecting the Catchments (1MB, 6 pages)
In 2009 a Memorandum of Understanding called Connecting the Catchments was developed and signed by nine South Australian and Victorian organisations to proactively manage the threats that affect surface water catchment areas.
Our rural piplines also supply water to 11 recreation lakes and weir pools in our region.