9.5 Point return from irrigation scheme

Supporting Information

The volume presented in the water accounting statements (51 ML) represents irrigation return flows from Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District into the Lerderderg River, which then flows into Melton Reservoir on the Werribee River.

Quantification Approach

Data Source

Southern Rural Water: Irrigation Planning Module Generation 2 database.

Provided by

Southern Rural Water.


Irrigation water returns from the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District were metered at each outfall point that returns water to the Lerderderg River.

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations


Uncertainty Information

Estimated based on metered data.

Comparative year

This item corresponds to line item 13.4.3 Point return of irrigation water to connected surface water reported in the 2010 Account.  The comparative year volume is 36 ML.