At the end of March, there were 162 unregulated streams subject to diversion restrictions across Victoria. This is 1 less than reported at the end of February. This time last year, there were 138 waterways subject to restrictions.

Goulburn-Murray Water had a total of 106 streams on restriction or rosters at the end of March. All restrictions remained in place across the Goulburn-Murray Water basins, with 4 new restrictions put in place.

Melbourne Water had a total of 15 streams on restrictions or bans at the end of March. Bans were lifted from 10 streams, remained in place at 9 from the previous month and one additional stream had restrictions put in place.

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water advised a continuation of the ban on all irrigation diversions from the Avoca River and Wimmera River systems. No irrigation diversions have been permitted from these systems since July. There has been no other restriction advice provided to other unregulated surface water diverters in March.

Southern Rural Water had 39 streams on restrictions or rosters at the end of March, with six streams added to the 35 streams with restrictions in place from the previous month and three removed.

The table below outlines unregulated streams on restrictions as at end February 2019, based on information provided by water corporations.

Goulburn-Murray Water (March 2019)

Stream

Restriction Level

Loddon Catchment

Loddon River upstream of Cairn Curran

Ban

Joyces Creek

Ban

Muckleford

Ban

Jim Crow Creek

Ban

Sailors Creek

Ban

Wombat

Ban

Yandoit Creek

Ban

Kangaroo Creek

Ban

Leitches Creek

Ban

Wallaby Creek

Ban

Langdons Creek

Ban

Campbells Creek

Ban

Barkers Creek

Ban

Loddon River downstream of Fernihurst Weir

Ban

Lake Meran

Ban

Bendigo Creek

Ban

Grassy Flat Creek

Ban

McCallums Creek

Ban

Creswick Creek

Ban

Coghills Creek

Ban

Slattery Creek

Ban

Slaty Creek

Ban

Back Creek

Ban

Adekate Creek

Ban

Bullarook Creek

Ban

Pinchgut Creek

Ban

Rocky Lead Creek

Ban

Bullock Creek

Ban

Bet Bet Creek

Ban

Campaspe Catchment

Little Coliban River

Ban

Jones Creek

Ban

Campaspe River U/S Eppalock

Ban

Five Mile Creek

Ban

Falls Creek

Ban

Smokers Creek

Ban

Mt Ida Creek (runs straight into Eppalock)

Ban

McIvor Creek

Ban

Wild Duck Creek (runs straight into Eppalock)

Ban

Coliban River

Ban

Stony Creek

Ban

Smiths Creek

Ban

Axe Creek

Ban

Sweenies Creek

Ban

Emu Creek

Ban

Sheep Wash Creek

Ban

Cornella

Ban

Wanalta Creek

Ban

Mitta Catchment

Scrubby Creek

Ban

Tallangatta Creek

Ban

Sandy Creek

Ban

Lockharts Creek

Ban

Waterfall (tributary of Tallangatta Creek) (no stream code)

Ban

Little Scrubby Creek

Ban

Kiewa Catchment

Nine Mile Creek (Yackandandah Trib.)

Ban

Back Creek (9 Mile Creek)

Ban

Back Creek (Yackandandah Creek)

Ban

Sheep Creek

Ban

House Creek

Ban

Middle Creek

Ban

Bay Creek

Ban

Yackandandah Creek

Ban

Cherry Tree Creek

Ban

Glen Creek

Ban

Hellhole Creek

Ban

Basin Creek

Ban

Deep Creek (Kiewa Catchment)

Ban

Simmonds Creek

Ban

Kinchington Creek

Ban

Plain Creek

Ban

Junction Creek

Ban

Bight Creek

Ban

Murray Catchment

Cudgewa Creek [Upper Murray]

Ban

Nariel Creek [Upper Murray] including Thowgla Creek

Stage 2

Indigo Creek

Ban

Indi River [Upper Murray]

Stage 2

Black Dog Creek (Upper)

Ban

Ovens Catchment

Buffalo Creek

Stage 2

Roberts Creek (Upper Ovens)

Ban

Barwidgee Creek (Upper Ovens)

Ban

Myrtle Creek (Upper Ovens)

Ban

Buckland River (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Two Mile Creek [Tributary of Buckland River] (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Ovens River Upper (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Snowy Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Happy Valley Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Havilah Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Jackson Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Hodgsons Creek (Lower Ovens)

Ban

15 Mile Creek including tributaries and Middle Creek (Lower Ovens)

Ban

Morses Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 3

Eurobin Creek (Upper Ovens)

Stage 2

Reedy Creek (above Yellow Creek confluence)(Lower Ovens)

Ban

Reedy Creek (below Yellow Creek confluence) (Lower Ovens)

Ban

Upper Ovens River Tributaries

Ban

King Catchment

Hurdle Creek

Ban

Boggy Creek

Ban

Scrubby Creek

Ban

Black range Creek

Ban

Broken Catchment

Hollands Creek and Ryans Creek

Ban

Boosey Creek

Ban

Goulburn Catchment

Sunday Creek (Kurakurac & Kilmore)

Ban

Sevens Creeks

Ban

Yea River & tributaries - includes Murrundindi Creek (same as Yea River)

Stage 2

King Parrot Creek

Ban

Hughes Creek

Ban

Acheron River

Stage 3

Goulburn-Murray Water Total

106

  

Melbourne Water (March 2019)

Stream

Restriction Level

Cockatoo and Shepherd Creek

Ban

Diamond Creek

Ban

Dixons Creek

Ban

Hoddles Creek

Ban

Little Yarra River

Ban

Maribyrnong River (all year)

Ban

Maribyrnong River (winter-fill)

Ban

McCrae Creek

Ban

Olinda Creek (Lower)

Restricted

Pauls Creek

Ban

Plenty River

Ban

Steels Creek

Ban

Stringybark Creek (Lower)

Ban

Woori Yallock Creek

Ban

Yarra River Upper

Restricted

Melbourne Water Total

15

  

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (March 2019)

Stream

Restriction Level

Avoca River

Ban

Wimmera River

Ban

GWMWater Total

2

  

Southern Rural Water (March 2019)

Stream

Restriction Level

Maffra

Avon River @ The Channels

Ban

Avon River @ Stratford

Ban

Valencia Creek @ Smyth's Bridge

Ban

Bairnsdale

Mitchell River @ Glenaladale

Stage 9

Wonnangatta River @ Waterford

Stage 2

Dargo River @ Lower Dargo Rd

Stage 2

Tambo River @ Swifts Creek

Ban

Morwell

Upper Latrobe River @ Willow Grove

Ban

Morwell River @ Boolarra

Stage 4

Whites Weir @ Narracan Creek

Stage 1

Narracan Creek @ Moores Rd

Stage 1

Ten Mile Creek @ Delburn

Ban

Middle Creek @ Yinnar South

Ban

Morwell River @ Driffield

Stage 4

Leongatha

Tarra River @ Yarram

Ban

Tarra River @ Sth Gippsland Water off-take

Ban

Greigs Creek

Ban

Colac

Curdies River @ Curdivale

Ban

Hamilton

Wannon River @ Henty

Ban

Crawford River @ Lower Crawford

Ban

Moyne River @ Toolong

Ban

Eumeralla River @ Codrington

Ban

Surry River @ Heathmere

Ban

Fitzroy River @ Heywood

Ban

Warrnambool

Merri @ Woodford

Stage 4

Merri @ Broomfield St

Stage 4

Hopkins @ Falls

Stage 3

Brucknell Creek

Stage 1

Mt Emu Creek      

Ban

Barwon

Barwon River @ Ricketts Marsh

Ban

Barwon River @ Inverleigh

Ban

Barwon River @ Pollocks ford

Ban

Moorabool River Batesford

Ban

Central

Deep Creek

Ban

Lerdederg River

Ban

Little River

Ban

Turitable Creek

Ban

Willimigongon Creek

Ban

Dandenong Creek (Monbulk Creek)

Ban

SRWater Total

39

Notes: 
Stage 1 = Simple roster (pumping times restricted), Stage 2 = 25% reduction, Stage 3 = 50% reduction,  Stage 4 = 75% reduction,  
+ Indicates restrictions in place for domestic and stock use, Irrigation Ban = Irrigation Ban.

Melbourne Water  Restriction = pumping times/days restricted in accordance with Drought Response Plan.
Restrictions are likely to change daily. Contact local Water Corporations for details.

The figure below shows a comparison of the number of unregulated streams subject to restrictions or bans each month since 2003/04.

unregulated streams on restrictions from march 2008 to March 2019