The current increase in the height of the Goulburn River at Shepparton is due to combined run-off and inflows from the Goulburn and Broken rivers and Seven Creeks, not environmental releases.
This morning (August 4) the Goulburn River reached 9.27m. The minor flood level at Shepparton is 9.5m. The Bureau of Meteorology says the Goulburn River will peak at the minor flood level later today.
The higher river flows benefit water bugs, native fish and bank vegetation and will take about four days to reach the Murray River from Shepparton.
More information about current warnings and river conditions can be found here.