Melbourne
9.5 Point return from irrigation scheme

Supporting information

The volume presented in the water accounting statements (77 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

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Method

Irrigation water returns from the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District were metered at each outfall point that returns water to the Lerderderg River. This data is collated by Southern Rural Water and provided to the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

Nil.

Uncertainty information

Estimated based on metered data. The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.