Upper Yarra Reservoir's dam wall has been upgraded to improve its efficiency and help us to provide an ongoing supply of world class drinking water to Melbourne and surrounds. The dam was built over 60 years ago, and was to be upgraded to meet current design standards.
We’re planning to release environmental water into the Werribee River in September or October, to improve habitat for animals including frogs and bugs.
We’re releasing environmental water into the Werribee River system in January and March, to improve water quality as well as habitat for plants and animals.
We are partially removing and replacing the western section of a lagoon cover at the Western Treatment Plant, as part of regular maintenance to ensure it continues operating efficiently.
We’re planning to release environmental water into the Yarra River around late April to early May to support fish breeding.
We released environmental water into the Yarra River in January and February, to maintain water quality and fish habitat during hot, dry conditions.