Newsroom

Newsroom

The WaterNSW newsroom provides access to our latest media releases/statements and community service announcements including algal alerts.

WaterNSW’s media team can be contacted via:

Tony Webber 
Phone: (02) 6841 2006
Mobile: 0428 613 478
Email: Tony.Webber@waternsw.com.au


Hume Dam crest roadway to re-open temporarily

Media release

Date published: 22 November 2019

WaterNSW is advising the public that the crest roadway over Hume Dam will re-open to public access on 25 November following the successful completion of the first phase of maintenance work.

Safety concerns behind Toonumbar boat ramp closure

Media release

Date published: 15 November 2019

WaterNSW is advising the public that the boat ramp used to access the dam storage for leisure craft will be closed until further notice, citing safety concerns.

Red Alert warning for blue-green algae lifted for the Lachlan River at Corrong

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 November 2019

The Red Alert warning at Corrong in the Lachlan River has been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

WaterNSW updates Lake Cargelligo on drought outlook

Media release

Date published: 12 November 2019

Approximately 60 Lake Cargelligo community members have attended a WaterNSW information session on future contingency measures should drought conditions persist in the Lachlan valley.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Macintyre River at Boggabilla

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 November 2019

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae at Macintyre River at Boggabilla and Goondiwindi has been cleared.

324 pump restrictions to save Darling flows for towns

Media release

Date published: 04 November 2019

WaterNSW will implement a NSW Government temporary pump restriction to preserve flows currently occurring in the Barwon-Darling river system, for towns and stock and domestic supply only.

Trade restrictions eased on withheld carryover water

Media release

Date published: 01 November 2019

WaterNSW will implement NSW Government rule changes to allow for the trade – but not use – of carryover water currently quarantined under drought measures announced on 1 July.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Harrington Park Lake in Harrington Park

Algal alerts

Date published: 31 October 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Harrington Park Lake in Harrington Park, near Camden, south of Sydney.

20% limit on unregulated use upstream of Bathurst

Media release

Date published: 31 October 2019

WaterNSW will implement NSW Government temporary pump restrictions from tomorrow (1 November) to restrict access for unregulated licence holders located between Bathurst and major upstream dams to 20% of their entitlement.

Wyangala storage volume offers drought options in Lachlan

Media release

Date published: 25 October 2019

The comparatively large volume of water in Wyangala dam offers WaterNSW a range of drought contingency measures to extend dam water supply to Lachlan valley communities.

Marine algal red alert issued for Berowra Waters

Algal alerts

Date published: 25 October 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic marine algae has been issued for the estuary at Berowra Waters.

Restrictions imposed on Maules Creek groundwater use

Media release

Date published: 18 October 2019

The NSW government has issued a temporary restriction on groundwater usage in the Maules Creek Groundwater Water Source upstream of Elfin Crossing.

Information sessions: Peel River landholders and water users to get updates on key drought projects

Media release

Date published: 09 October 2019

WaterNSW is ramping up its temporary and permanent drought and water security works to extend water supplies to Tamworth and Dungowan.

Access to carryover allocations restricted for Belubula River water users

Media release

Date published: 02 October 2019

Water users are advised that the NSW Government has enforced a section 324 temporary restriction on carryover water access for general security users on the Belubula River.

Blue-green Algae Red Alert for the Lachlan River at Corrong

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 October 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been issued for the Lachlan River at Corrong.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River at Boggabilla

Algal alerts

Date published: 26 September 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been issued for the Macintyre River at Boggabilla and Goondiwindi. High concentrations of cyanobacteria have been identified on the western town limits of Boggabilla and can be expected around Goondiwindi. Upstream releases may move algal concentrations further downstream.

Bendeela Reserve open for school holidays

Media release

Date published: 26 September 2019

The back area of Bendeela Recreation Area will be open for the October school holidays, including what is expected to be a bumper long weekend.

Stevens Weir restoration program brought forward

Media release

Date published: 25 September 2019

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and system operator, is restoring Stevens Weir in the Murray Valley.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Wetherell

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 September 2019

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) that was in place at Lake Wetherell (Sites 1 and 4), near Menindee, has been lifted.

WaterNSW sets 30 Nov deadline for Peel flow cut

Media release

Date published: 18 September 2019

WaterNSW has advised affected landholders that Peel River flows downstream of the Dungowan temporary weir will cease no earlier than 30 November if drought conditions persist.

WaterNSW works underway to extend dam supply to towns

Media release

Date published: 16 September 2019

WaterNSW projects to extend the availability of water from Burrendong Dam to communities in the Macquarie valley are well advanced.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Wetherell, upstream from Menindee

Media release

Date published: 09 September 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Wetherell, upstream from Menindee.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Burrendong Dam

Media release

Date published: 04 September 2019

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) has been lifted at Burrendong Dam, located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region.

Temporary pump restrictions for Tuppal and Thule Creeks

Newsletter article

Date published: 30 August 2019

Water users are advised that the NSW Government will enforce a section 324 temporary pumping restriction for the Thule and Tuppal Creeks in the River Murray system, below Mulwala Water Source.

WaterNSW resumes transfers from Shoalhaven to bolster Sydney supply

Community service announcement

Date published: 28 August 2019

Following changes to the operating rules for the Shoalhaven transfer scheme, an additional 14.5GL is now available for the Greater Sydney system.

Locals invited to drop-in information sessions for new Wilcannia Weir

Media release

Date published: 22 August 2019

WaterNSW will meet with locals at Wilcannia next week as part of the key community engagement process before construction begins on the new Wilcannia Weir.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Macintyre River at Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 August 2019

The Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae at Macintyre River at Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi has been lifted.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 August 2019

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) that was in place at Windamere Dam, upstream of Mudgee, has been lifted.

Action underway to extend Tamworth water supply

Media release

Date published: 20 August 2019

Exploratory bore drilling commenced this week in the latest phase of drought emergency works being undertaken by WaterNSW and Tamworth Regional Council to extend the city’s surface water supply from Chaffey Dam.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 August 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam, located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region.

Crest roadway closed for Hume Dam upgrades

Media release

Date published: 13 August 2019

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and river operator, will begin scheduled maintenance at Hume Dam on 26 August, preventing public access to the crest roadway until completion of the project.

Blue-green algae Red Alert issued for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 August 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Windamere Dam, located
in the Central West region 30km south-east of Mudgee.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Pindari Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 29 July 2019

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (Barwon-RACC) has announced that the previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Pindari Dam, located North of Inverell, has been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 29 July 2019

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam upstream of Mudgee has been cleared.

Drought measures: Key community information sessions for Peel River landholders and users

Media release

Date published: 25 July 2019

WaterNSW and Tamworth Regional Council will host community information sessions for landholders, industry, irrigators and other water users affected by drought response measures.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Wetherell, upstream from Menindee

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 July 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Wetherell, upstream from Menindee.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 July 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Pindari Dam, located north of Inverell.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 July 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae for Windamere Dam located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted for Bogan River at Gongolgon

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 July 2019

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) has been cleared for the Bogan River at Gongolgon, located 70km south of Brewarrina.

Community information sessions planned for Peel River landholders and users re: drought flow cuts

Media release

Date published: 11 July 2019

WaterNSW and Tamworth Regional Council will host community information sessions next month for landholders, industry, irrigators and other water users potentially affected by drought response measures.

Red Alert warning lifted at Copeton Dam

Media release

Date published: 09 July 2019

The Red Alert at Copeton Dam has now been lifted following consecutive results below red alert levels across all lake sites.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted for Darling River at Wilcannia

Media release

Date published: 09 July 2019

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) at Wilcannia has been lifted.

Drought hit Northern users urged to enrol for auto alerts

Media release

Date published: 04 July 2019

WaterNSW is encouraging customers in drought-affected northern valleys to enrol for automated notifications as WaterNSW repeats its advice that recent water allocation announcement do not necessarily guarantee water.

Temporary restrictions to support drought measures

Newsletter article

Date published: 28 June 2019

WaterNSW will implement NSW Government temporary pump restrictions intended to support drought measures including the imminent annual water allocation announcement on Monday, 1 July.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River at Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 June 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been issued for the Macintyre River at Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi. This alert is applicable for areas extending upstream past Toomelah to downstream past Goondiwindi.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Pindari Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 June 2019

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (Barwon-RACC) today announced that the previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Pindari Dam, located North of Inverell, has been cleared.

Red Alert warning lifted at Toonumbar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 June 2019

The red alert at Toonumbar Dam has now been lifted.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 June 2019

The high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam upstream of Mudgee has now been lifted.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 May 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae at Windamere Dam located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Chifley Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 May 2019

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Chifley Dam located in the Central West region 20 kilometres south of Bathurst has now been reduced.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Wyangala Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 May 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Wyangala Dam, located west of Cowra. Blue-green algae concentrations have increased significantly in the Lachlan River arm of the storage with the potential to move through the storage.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 May 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the water storage, Copeton Dam located near Inverell.

Carryover reminder as water year end looms

Media release

Date published: 15 May 2019

The 2018-19 water year ends on 30 June and WaterNSW customers are being advised that remaining water in accounts at that time will be subject to the carryover rules applicable to the relevant licence.

Macquarie valley drought plan on to next phase as dam falls

Media release

Date published: 13 May 2019

WaterNSW has begun investigations into a range of measures to address the impacts of drought in the Macquarie Valley and secure water supply for critical needs.

Red Alert warning lifted at Copeton Dam

Media release

Date published: 10 May 2019

The Red Alert at Copeton Dam has now been lifted following consecutive results below red alert levels.

Temporary pump restriction lifted in Lower Macq, Lower Namoi

Media release

Date published: 07 May 2019

Water users are advised that the NSW Government has lifted a temporary pumping restriction for the Lower Namoi and Lower Macquarie valleys, effective immediately.

Rain extends Barwon-Darling temporary pump restriction

Media release

Date published: 06 May 2019

Water users are advised that the NSW Government will extend the temporary pump restriction for the Barwon-Darling River system following significant rainfall across north-western NSW over the past month.

Red Alert warning lifted for the Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 01 May 2019

The red alert warning for the Murrumbidgee at Redbank Weir has now been lifted due to consecutive results showing a reduction in blue green algae concentrations over the past few weeks.

Red Alert warning lifted at Gum Bend Lake near Condobolin

Algal alerts

Date published: 29 April 2019

The Red Alert at Gum Bend Lake near Condobolin has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

Vital restoration works to close weirs

Media release

Date published: 24 April 2019

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and river operator, is performing key maintenance and restoration work on weirs in the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys.

Carryover reminder as Murrumbidgee trade ends

Media release

Date published: 23 April 2019

Two Murrumbidgee valley water trading periods will close on 30 April and 31 May, respectively, and customers are being reminded to utilise their carryover water to avoid the risk of losing it.

Warrego inflows reach NSW, no respite for Darling

Media release

Date published: 18 April 2019

March rainfall across the Warrego catchment in Queensland has made its way to NSW.

Red Alert warning lifted for the Macquarie River at Wellington, Geurie and extending to Dubbo

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 April 2019

The Red Alert at Macquarie River at Wellington, downstream to Geurie and extending to Dubbo has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

Temporary pump restriction for Barwon-Darling enviro release

Media release

Date published: 15 April 2019

Water users are advised that the NSW Government will implement a section 324 temporary pump restriction for the Barwon-Darling River system to protect environmental flows from Wednesday (17 April).

Customers must register details to receive northern flow info

Media release

Date published: 12 April 2019

Water users are being urged to ensure their details are accurately registered with WaterNSW in the lead up to environmental releases in the Gwydir in coming days and in the Border Rivers thereafter.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 April 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir.

Red Alert warning lifted at Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 April 2019

The Red Alert at Burrendong Dam has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

Visual data tool game-changer in water management

Media release

Date published: 11 April 2019

A new online tool being trialled in the Murrumbidgee valley by WaterNSW that combines the latest on river flows, dam storages, water availability and weather outlook will streamline water management decisions.

Bendeela Reserve open for Easter school holidays

Media release

Date published: 10 April 2019

The popular back area of Bendeela Recreation Area will be open for the April school holidays, including the Easter weekend and Anzac Day.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macquarie River at Wellington, Geurie extending to Dubbo

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 April 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued the Macquarie River extending from Wellington to the Dubbo area.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 April 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Pindari Dam located north of Inverell.

Temporary water restriction for Namoi and Macquarie water sources

Media release

Date published: 02 April 2019

Significant rainfall in the Castlereagh and Namoi rivers catchments in the early hours of Saturday morning has created river flows that are subject to temporary restrictions implemented by the NSW Government to protect this water for high priority needs.

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Redbank and Balranald Weirs

Algal alerts

Date published: 01 April 2019

The red alert warnings for the Redbank and Balranald weirs have now been lifted.  While Redbank Weir has no algal alert warning, Balranald Weir is still on amber alert.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 01 April 2019

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam upstream of Mudgee has been cleared.

Red Alert warning for blue-green algae lifted for the Abercrombie River Arm upstream of the Wyangala Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 March 2019

The red alert warning for the Abercrombie River Arm upstream of the Wyangala Dam has been downgraded to Amber Alert.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 March 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam which is located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the Abercrombie River Arm upstream of Wyangala Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 March 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Abercrombie River Arm upstream of the Wyangala Dam.

WaterNSW Customer Advisory Group nominations close 29 March

Media release

Date published: 18 March 2019

WaterNSW is advising water users that the nomination process for the second term of office for its area-based Customer Advisory Groups is drawing to a close.

Algae red alert for Murrumbidgee River at Redbank, Balranald weirs

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 March 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir as well as Balranald Weir.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 March 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Copeton Dam storage located near Inverell. Blue-green algae concentrations have again increased within the storage following decreases through February.

Red Alert warning lifted at Lostock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 11 March 2019

The Red Alert at Lostock Dam has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chifley Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 March 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) has been issued for blue-green algae at Chifley Dam, located in the Central West region 20 kilometres south of Bathurst.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 March 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) is in place for blue-green algae at Windamere Dam, located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

Beach-goers urged to be wary of marine algal bloom

Media release

Date published: 02 March 2019

The public is being advised to avoid making contact with water discoloured by a marine algal bloom being reported in the Sydney region.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam - downstream

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 February 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for downstream Windamere Dam, located in the Central West region 30km south-east of Mudgee.

Red Alert warnings lifted for Mannus Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 February 2019

The red alert warning for Mannus Lake has now been reduced to a Green Alert.

Raising Wyangala Dam wall key step for Lachlan Valley

Media release

Date published: 26 February 2019

WaterNSW welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to progress investigations into the raising of the Wyangala Dam wall and looks forward to getting started on this vital piece of work.

WaterNSW seeking nominations for area-based Customer Advisory Groups

Media release

Date published: 22 February 2019

WaterNSW is calling for nominations for membership of its Customer Advisory Groups across rural and metro NSW.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Darling River at Caulpaulin located 25km South West of Wilcannia - Stock and domestic warning

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 February 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Darling River at Caulpaulin. This high result could be representative for all areas of the Darling River downstream Wilcannia to well past the Caulpaulin site which is located approximately 25km South West of Wilcannia.

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Hay weir pool and Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Buoy

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 February 2019

The red alert warnings for the Hay weir pool and Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Buoy have now been changed to Amber Alerts.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 February 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the water storage, Copeton Dam, located near Inverell.

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Lake Hume

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 February 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been lifted for Lake Hume.

Blue-green algae Red Alert Issued for Toonumbar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 February 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Toonumbar Dam in the state’s north-east after monitoring by WaterNSW.

Red Alert for the Darling River at Pooncarie

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 February 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Darling River at Pooncarie in the Lower Darling Region. Environmental conditions are currently well suited to algal growth due to high temperatures and low flows in the river.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the Gum Bend Lake near Condobolin

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 February 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Gum Bend Lake near Condobolin.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Bray Park Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 05 February 2019

Tweed Shire Council has issued a Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae for Bray Park Weir in the North Coast region.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Bogan River at Gongolgon

Algal alerts

Date published: 05 February 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for the Bogan River at Gongolgon.

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Wentworth weir pool in the Lower Murray River.

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 February 2019

Today the red alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Murray River has been lifted in the Wentworth weir pool from Merbein to Lock 10, including Wentworth, following regular monitoring by Lower Murray Water.

Windamere-Burrendong bulk water transfer ends

Media release

Date published: 25 January 2019

WaterNSW has stopped the bulk water transfer from Windamere Dam to Burrendong Dam one  month ahead of schedule after two rain events produced good inflows into Burrendong.

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Mildura weir pool, sections of the Wentworth weir pool and the Lock 9 weir pool in the Lower Murray River.

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 January 2019

Today the red alert warnings (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Murray River have been lifted in the Mildura weir pool from Karadoc to Lock 11 and in the Wentworth weir pool from Lock 11 to Apex and in the Lock 9 weir pool, in the Lower Murray Region, following regular monitoring by Lower Murray Water.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the Lachlan River at Lake Cargelligo Town Water Supply

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Cargelligo at the Town Water Supply site.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Darling River at Rose Isle located between Bourke and Louth. Stock and domestic warning

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 January 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Darling River at Rose Isle located approximately 50km below Bourke towards Louth.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River at Inverell

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 January 2019

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Inverell and the Macintyre River downstream of Lake Inverell.

Algal Red Alert issued for Lake Hume

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Hume.  Due to the low water level existing in Lake Hume, this Red Alert applies throughout the lake. Environmental conditions are currently well suited to algal growth due to the prevailing high temperatures.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 January 2019

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae at Windamere Dam located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

Blue-green algae warning to communities that have dual reticulated water systems on the Darling and lower Barwon Rivers

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 January 2019

Due to high concentrations of potentially harmful blue green algae presently being experienced in the Darling and Barwon River from Brewarrina to Wilcannia, residents are reminded that many townships in this area use dual reticulated water systems.

Red Alert extended in the Lower Murray River for the Mildura weir pool and Wentworth weir pool

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been extended for the Murray River at the Mildura weir pool from the Lock 11 to Karadoc and at the Wentworth weir pool from Yelta to Lock 11 including Wentworth, in the Lower Murray Region. Environmental conditions are currently well suited to algal growth due to high temperatures in the river.

Pipeline progress leads to extension of Weir 32 releases

Media release

Date published: 11 January 2019

Releases into the upper stretches of the Lower Darling can be extended to meet a crucial deadline for local producers, WaterNSW confirmed today.

Red Alert for the Darling River at Burtundy

Algal alerts

Date published: 11 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Darling River at Burtundy in the Lower Darling Region. Environmental conditions are currently well suited to algal growth due to high temperatures and low flows in the river.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lostock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lostock Dam in the Hunter region. The dam is currently at 97.2% capacity with any significant rainfall likely to move algal concentrations downstream in Paterson River should the dam spill.

Stark inflow figures tell tale of drought severity

Media release

Date published: 10 January 2019

Northern NSW river systems which feed the Barwon-Darling system and then Menindee lakes, can expect an average of approximately 4000 gigalitres (GL) of annual inflows according to long term data.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Murrumbidgee River in the Hay Weir Pool

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the whole of the Hay Weir pool in the Murrumbidgee River. The red alert follows laboratory results showing high levels of blue-green algae at the Hay Weir Buoy and Leonard Street sites where samples were collected recently.

Red Alert Update for the Darling River, Extending from Louth downstream to Tolarno

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 January 2019

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae currently extends from Louth downstream to Tolarno in the Darling River. Red Alerts are also in place for the Menindee Lakes system.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Pindari Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 January 2019

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (Barwon-RACC) today announced that the previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Pindari Dam located North of Inverell has been cleared.

Pesticide use notice

Media release

Date published: 08 January 2019

As required under the Pesticides Regulation 2009 Water NSW gives notice of weed and pest control work by Water NSW or approved contractors in the following locations within the Sydney drinking water declared catchment:

WaterNSW rescues trapped native fish, culls carp

Media release

Date published: 07 January 2019

WaterNSW staff have successfully rescued thousands of native fish trapped at Burrendong Dam and released them into the Macquarie River after months of preparation in a joint operation with fisheries experts from the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

WaterNSW to meet with customers in Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley

Media release

Date published: 04 January 2019

WaterNSW will host customer information sessions regarding dam and river operations in the Macquarie-Cudgegong valley in mid-January as Burrendong Dam storage falls below 13% of capacity.

Lake Cargelligo to drop briefly as hot weather drives demand

Media release

Date published: 02 January 2019

A fall in the water level of Lake Cargelligo due to increasing downstream demand, will be quickly restored by water currently being released from Wyangala Dam on the Lachlan River, WaterNSW confirmed today.

Blue-green algae Red Alert re-issued for Pindari Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 31 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been re-issued for Pindari Dam in the state’s north after follow-up monitoring by WaterNSW.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the Lower Darling River at Tolarno

Algal alerts

Date published: 31 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Lower Darling River at Tolarno, located in the Far West region, downstream from Menindee lakes.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the Darling River at Louth and Trevallyn

Media release

Date published: 24 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Darling River at Louth and Trevallyn, located in the Far West region.

WaterNSW, Macquarie Valley users take steps to extend supply

Media release

Date published: 19 December 2018

As record drought grips the Macquarie valley, WaterNSW is advising that Burrendong Dam storage will fall below 10% this summer without significant inflows.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Buoy

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Buoy in the Murrumbidgee Region.

Namoi water restrictions lifted in full

Media release

Date published: 19 December 2018

WaterNSW is advising that the NSW Government has today lifted the temporary water restriction (S324 Order) in the Namoi valley.

Bendeela Reserve open for summer holidays

Media release

Date published: 18 December 2018

WaterNSW is opening the popular alcohol-free back area of Bendeela Recreation Area for the summer holidays.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Pindari Dam located north of Inverell.

Blue-green algae alert for Mannus Lake, Mannus Creek near Tumbarumba

Media release

Date published: 17 December 2018

Monitoring by Snowy Valleys Council has detected high levels of blue-green algae and a red level warning (high alert) has been issued for Mannus Lake and downstream in Mannus Creek, near Tumbarumba.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Murrumbidgee River at Maude weir Buoy and Murrumbidgee River at Redbank weir Buoy.

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 December 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Murrumbidgee River at Maude weir Buoy and Murrumbidgee River at Redbank weir Buoy in the Murrumbidgee Region.

NSW Govt unveils WaterNSW landmark pumped hydro clean energy project

Media release

Date published: 12 December 2018

The NSW Government today announced the NSW Pumped Hydro Roadmap, a landmark WaterNSW initiative to harness dam storages to produce clean, hydro-electricity.

Windamere-Burrendong transfer peak revised after feedback

Media release

Date published: 11 December 2018

WaterNSW will revise its forecast flow peaks in line with community feedback after meeting with customers and other stakeholders in Mudgee recently.

Red Alert algae warning lifted at Pindari Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 December 2018

The Red Alert for blue-green algae at Pindari Dam has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels at each storage site. Blue green algae concentrations have decreased over the past few weeks with the lake now at Amber Alert.

Government places water restrictions on Lower Darling customers

Media release

Date published: 04 December 2018

The severe drought conditions across NSW has resulted in government requesting WaterNSW to implement restrictions on water accounts for our Lower Darling customers.

Alerts at Wetherell, Pamamaroo, Copi, & Darling River at Menindee

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 November 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lakes Wetherell and Pamamaroo as well as Copi Hollow in the Menindee Lakes system, and for the Darling River at Menindee, all located in the Sunraysia region.

Sydney rainfall to boost metro storage levels

Media release

Date published: 29 November 2018

Sydney’s dam storage total could rise by up to 1.5% as a result of yesterday’s significant rain event.

Windamere-Burrendong transfer to occur in stages: WaterNSW

Media release

Date published: 28 November 2018

WaterNSW has advised Mid-Western Regional Council and a key stakeholder group that the bulk water transfer between Windamere and Burrendong Dams scheduled for January 2019 will take place in two distinct stages.

WaterNSW to meet with Namoi customers as dam levels drop

Media release

Date published: 28 November 2018

WaterNSW will meet with Namoi valley customers and key stakeholders next week to discuss dam operations in the valley as dam storages continue to drop.

Pian Creek water extraction

Community service announcement

Date published: 26 November 2018

WaterNSW confirms the structure and associated extraction on the Pian Creek is legal.

Barwon-Darling irrigator pleads guilty to multiple water charges

Media release

Date published: 26 November 2018

WaterNSW has today welcomed guilty pleas from a prominent Barwon-Darling irrigator in relation to three charges of breaching NSW water management rules brought in the Land and Environment Court.

Algae red alert for Lake Cawndilla in Menindee Lakes system

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 November 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Cawndilla in the Menindee Lakes system, located in the Sunraysia region.

Red Alert warning lifted at Lower Darling: Burtundy to Jamesville block bank

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 November 2018

The Red Alert warning in Lower Darling River at Burtundy and upstream approximately 20 km to include the Jamesville block bank pool has been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels.

Drought response delays Windamere-Burrendong transfer date

Media release

Date published: 16 November 2018

WaterNSW has moved the timing of a proposed transfer of water from Windamere Dam to Burrendong Dam, via the Cudgegong River, from November to January 2019.

Drought measures toughen to conserve Namoi water

Media release

Date published: 14 November 2018

WaterNSW is implementing further drought measures to save water for critical needs in the Namoi valley as the drought’s impact intensifies across the region.

Algal alert for Lower Darling: Burtundy to Jamesville block bank

Media release

Date published: 02 November 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Lower Darling River at Burtundy and upstream approx. 20 km to include the Jamesville block bank pool, WaterNSW announced today.

Safety upgrades at Murrumbidgee weirs

Media release

Date published: 02 November 2018

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and river operator, is continuing to upgrade vital infrastructure surrounding its weirs along the Murrumbidgee River.

Namoi water resources under pressure as drought persist

Media release

Date published: 24 October 2018

WaterNSW is taking steps to actively manage Namoi valley water resources as they hit critical levels.

WaterNSW study to provide water security for Lachlan Valley

Media release

Date published: 23 October 2018

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and system operator, is building on its reputation for identifying and delivering water infrastructure solutions across regional NSW.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 October 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Pindari Dam located north of Inverell.

Precautionary work on Fitzroy Falls reservoir

Media release

Date published: 15 October 2018

WaterNSW is undertaking routine work on Fitzroy Falls Reservoir as part of a broader portfolio assessment on all dams in the Greater Sydney area of operations.

Bulk water transfer from Split Rock Dam to Keepit set to begin

Media release

Date published: 11 October 2018

WaterNSW, the state’s bulk water supplier and system operator, will begin a bulk water transfer from Split Rock Dam to Keepit Dam from 20 October through to early December 2018.

WaterNSW to study Macquarie Valley improvements

Media release

Date published: 08 October 2018

WaterNSW will assess potentially constructing a new mid-Macquarie storage as part of wider investigations into improving water resource management in the Macquarie Valley.

Rain brings relief, wets catchment but little inflow

Media release

Date published: 05 October 2018

Much-needed rainfall in areas of the Sydney catchment and regional NSW will increase the likelihood of future inflows but have little immediate impact on WaterNSW dam storage levels.

Pumping to Copi Hollow underway as block banks extend supply

Media release

Date published: 27 September 2018

WaterNSW has commenced transferring water from Lake Pamamaroo to Copi Hollow, while block banks constructed on the Lower Darling extend essential water supplies to landholders.

Bendeela Reserve open for school holidays

Community service announcement

Date published: 26 September 2018

WaterNSW is opening the popular, family-friendly back area of Bendeela Recreation Area for the October school holidays.

Woronora Dam closed to public for vital upgrades

Media release

Date published: 24 September 2018

Woronora Dam will be closed to the public on week days until the end of the year as part of the Metropolitan Dams Electrical Upgrade Project.

WaterNSW secures deal to better deliver water to Murray users

Media release

Date published: 14 September 2018

WaterNSW has reached agreement with Murray Irrigation Limited (MIL) to use its infrastructure to transfer water more efficiently along the River Murray.

WaterNSW confirms restrictions for Macquarie Valley customers

Media release

Date published: 12 September 2018

The extreme drought conditions across NSW have resulted in WaterNSW implementing restrictions on water accounts for many Macquarie Valley customers.

Connecting Kids with Catchments and Creeks Leura Creek Catchment Crawl

Newsletter article

Date published: 06 September 2018

A Leura Creek Catchment Crawl was conducted with ~60 stage two and three students from Katoomba Public School and St Canice’s Primary School in August 2018.

Lake Yarrunga pumping will not reduce Shoalhaven water security

Media release

Date published: 05 September 2018

Tomorrow (Thursday, 6 September) WaterNSW will commence pumping water from Lake Yarrunga.

Claims that dams were “illegal” are wrong

Media release

Date published: 03 September 2018

Allegations of illegality involving dams and channels approved by WaterNSW in the Barwon-Darling are unfounded.

Sydney water supply assured

Media release

Date published: 29 August 2018

Greater Sydney’s water supply is large and secure, holding enough water to meet demand for at least two years, even in the highly unlikely event of zero inflows.

WaterNSW Statement on the Ombudsman’s Report

Media release

Date published: 17 August 2018

WaterNSW CEO David Harris today responded to the NSW Ombudsman’s report into water regulation compliance.

WaterNSW to mark half century since Blowering Dam built

Media release

Date published: 16 August 2018

WaterNSW is inviting former dam builders along with the broader community to mark 50 years since the construction of Blowering Dam was completed.

NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package

Media release

Date published: 14 August 2018

The NSW Government has announced details of its initiative to waive the fixed charge component cost of most Water Licences in rural and regional NSW.

Burrendong curtain install near complete, trial to resume

Media release

Date published: 10 August 2018

Installation of the Burrendong Dam cold water pollution curtain has reached the final stage, with work to be completed in mid-August, allowing the trial to control downstream water temperatures to resume.

Windamere-Burrendong potential transfer date now November

Media release

Date published: 10 August 2018

WaterNSW will undertake a bulk water transfer from Windamere Dam to Burrendong Dam as soon as November if current dry weather conditions persist.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chifley Dam

Media release

Date published: 09 July 2018

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Chifley Dam near Bathurst.

WaterNSW cements status as customer info service hub

Media release

Date published: 06 July 2018

WaterNSW has further consolidated its role as the principal source of customer services and water information in NSW following the addition of crucial information to its website.

Roles of water management agencies in NSW

Community service announcement

Date published: 27 June 2018

As a result of the NSW Government’s water reform package, there are now four agencies responsible for developing and implementing the regulatory framework for water management in regional NSW.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 21 June 2018

An update to the Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam located in the Central West. The whole storage is now on Red Alert due the high concentrations of blue green algae being detected on both the Cudgegong (Cudgegong River) and Mookerawa (Macquarie River) arms of the storage.

Carryover reminder as water year ends

Media release

Date published: 08 June 2018

The 2017/18 water year is set to close which could result in some customers forfeiting water.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River below Goondiwindi

Media release

Date published: 08 June 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Macintyre River below Goondiwindi. This alert is applicable for the entire Macintyre River below Goondiwindi.

WaterNSW unveils 20-year rural infrastructure options

Media release

Date published: 06 June 2018

WaterNSW has developed a 20-year infrastructure options study for the state’s major rural river valleys to address future challenges in operating regulated river systems, with potential to enhance service levels and guide future investment.

Blue-green algae red alert for Cudgegong arm of Burrendong Dam

Newsletter article

Date published: 05 June 2018

A red alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Cudgegong River arm of Burrendong Dam located in the Central West region.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Newsletter article

Date published: 22 May 2018

The Central West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (CW-RACC) today announced that the previously issued high level algal warning (red alert) at Windamere Dam has now been downgraded to medium level (amber alert).

Pump ban remains as environmental flow reaches Brewarrina

Media release

Date published: 18 May 2018

A pump restriction remains in place for A, B and C class irrigation licences in the Barwon-Darling as a major environmental release being conducted by WaterNSW on behalf of state and Commonwealth governments reaches Brewarrina.

Inter-valley trade update

Community service announcement

Date published: 16 May 2018

WaterNSW advises the market that it has processed a large order from an established tagged licence in the Murray system for delivery in the Murrumbidgee valley.  The order was placed by Murrumbidgee Irrigation, who consented to WaterNSW identifying them.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 May 2018

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (B-RACC) today announced that a high level warning (red alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Copeton Dam near Inverell.

Major environmental flow entering Barwon-Darling

Media release

Date published: 11 May 2018

A major environmental release being conducted by WaterNSW on behalf of state and Commonwealth governments is set to peak on the Barwon River at Collarenebri within 24 hours.

WaterNSW recalculates system yield in declared catchment

Media release

Date published: 10 May 2018

In accordance with our Operating Licence, WaterNSW has recalculated the System Yield in respect of the Declared Catchment Area.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lostock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 April 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lostock Dam in the Hunter region. The dam is currently spilling which may see blue-green algae concentrations moved downstream.

WaterNSW confirms pump restrictions on Barwon-Darling extended

Media release

Date published: 27 April 2018

Temporary pump restrictions on A, B and C class water access licences in the Barwon-Darling Unregulated River now apply for the entire length of the system, WaterNSW confirmed today.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Windamere storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 April 2018

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage Lake Windamere near Mudgee.

Murrumbidgee water trade closure and carryover

Media release

Date published: 18 April 2018

Water trading in the Murrumbidgee valley is set to close for the year and could impact on the carryover water held by licence holders.

Major environmental flow to benefit Barwon-Darling

Media release

Date published: 17 April 2018

WaterNSW will begin delivering a major environmental release on behalf of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) into the Barwon-Darling system that could extend from Mungindi as far as the Menindee lakes.

WaterNSW red alert for blue-green algae at Goodhope in Burrinjuck Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 April 2018

WaterNSW has issued a red alert warning for blue-green algae at Goodhope in Burrinjuck Dam.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 April 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam in the Central West region..

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 April 2018

The Central West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (CW-RACC) today announced that the previously issued Red Level algal warning (high alert) at Windamere Dam has been downgraded to Amber Level (medium alert).

Tour Chaffey Dam wall on Open Day

Media release

Date published: 09 April 2018

The Chaffey Dam wall will be opened for public tours as part of the WaterNSW Chaffey Dam Open Day on Saturday, 21 April 2018.

Pumping underway from Tandure to Wetherell as dry tightens grip

Media release

Date published: 29 March 2018

WaterNSW has constructed a block bank between Lake Tandure and Lake Wetherell and commenced pumping from Tandure to Wetherell, to ensure maximum usage of water in the system to support local communities.

WaterNSW confirms pump restrictions on Barwon-Darling extended

Media release

Date published: 29 March 2018

Temporary restrictions on A, B and C class water access licences in the Barwon-Darling Unregulated River announced on 9 March have been extended to 28 April, WaterNSW confirmed today.

Online tool helps public check for algae in waterways

Media release

Date published: 28 March 2018

The public is being encouraged to utilise a new online tool to be informed of possible blue-green algae alerts in New South Wales waterways.

WaterNSW takes steps to keep Bendeela family friendly

Media release

Date published: 28 March 2018

WaterNSW is encouraging campers and visitors to enjoy the designated family-friendly section at the Bendeela Recreation Area, with the rear camping area open to vehicles for Easter and the April school holidays.

Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 21 March 2018

The red alert warning for Lake Ainsworth has been lifted by Ballina Shire Council following consecutive results below red alert levels over the past two weeks. Lake Ainsworth is now at Amber Alert with some visible scums still present in areas of the lake.

Red Alert warning lifted for Edward River at Deniliquin

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 March 2018

The red alert warning for Edward River at Deniliquin has now been lifted following consecutive results below red alert levels over the past two weeks. The Edward River at Deniliquin is now at Amber Alert with monitoring still in place.

WaterNSW implements reform measure from Matthews report

Media release

Date published: 16 March 2018

WaterNSW has commenced the implementation of a key recommendation from the Matthews report into water management, which called for greater transparency around water regulation.

Blue-green algae red alert for Lake Windamere storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 March 2018

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage Lake Windamere near Mudgee.

Red Alert warning lifted at Toonumbar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 March 2018

The red alert at Toonumbar Dam has now been lifted following two consecutive results below red alert levels. The dam is now at Amber Alert with weekly monitoring still in place.

Blue-green algae red alert re-issued for Lachlan River at Willandra Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 March 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been re-issued for the Lachlan River at Willandra Weir.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Darling River at Wilcannia and Darling River at Caulpaulin

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 March 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Darling River at Caulpaulin and the Darling River at Wilcannia.

WaterNSW brings prosecutions against Barwon-Darling irrigators

Media release

Date published: 08 March 2018

WaterNSW today announces that following an extensive period of investigation, it has commenced several prosecution proceedings.

WaterNSW announces temporary restrictions on Barwon-Darling

Media release

Date published: 08 March 2018

Temporary restrictions on A, B and C class water access licences in the Barwon-Darling Unregulated River will be in place from 9 March, WaterNSW announced today.

WaterNSW accepts Ombudsman report, acts to ensure accuracy

Media release

Date published: 08 March 2018

WaterNSW will implement more rigorous internal processes to ensure that information provided to regulatory authorities is accurate.

WaterNSW set to pump from Tandure to Wetherell

Media release

Date published: 07 March 2018

WaterNSW is preparing to transfer water from Lake Tandure into Lake Wetherell as the Menindee lakes system total storage volume falls below 17% of capacity.

Algae red alert for Edward River at Deniliquin and Gulpa Creek at Mathoura

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 March 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Edward River at Deniliquin and Gulpa Creek at Mathoura.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 March 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region by Ballina Shire Council.

IPART Audit Confirms WaterNSW Operations Achieve High Compliance with Operating Licences

Media release

Date published: 06 March 2018

WaterNSW has welcomed a report into its operations by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Williams River – Seaham Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 March 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued by Hunter Water Corporation for Williams River– Seaham Weir in the Hunter region.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River at Inverell

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 March 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Macintyre River at Inverell.

WaterNSW backs new panel to review catchment mining

Media release

Date published: 02 March 2018

WaterNSW strongly supports the NSW Government’s decision to establish an independent expert panel to advise on future longwall mining applications in the Sydney drinking water catchment’s sensitive Special Areas.

Algal red alert for Lower Darling River at Pooncarie and Burtundy

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 February 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Lower Darling River from Pooncarie to Burtundy inclusive, WaterNSW announced today. This red alert may slowly move further downstream with water flow although current results are at amber levels.

WaterNSW extends blue-green algae red alert to Hay Weir Pool

Algal alerts

Date published: 26 February 2018

WaterNSW has extended its red level (high alert) warning for blue-green algae to take in all of the Hay Weir Pool.

Blue-green algae red alert for Macintyre River at Lake Inverell

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 February 2018

WaterNSW has issued a red level (high alert) warning for blue-green algae at Macintyre River at Lake Inverell.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Toonumbar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 February 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Toonumbar Dam in the North Coast region.

Vital electrical upgrades begin at Nepean Dam

Media release

Date published: 14 February 2018

Public access to the Nepean Dam crest and recreation areas will be closed temporarily on weekdays from 19 February until further notice as work begins to upgrade electrical infrastructure at five of WaterNSW’s metropolitan dams.

Blue-green algae red alert for Hunter River upstream of Glenbawn Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 February 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Hunter River upstream of Glenbawn Dam in the Hunter region.

Blue-green algae red alert for Manilla River downstream Split Rock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 February 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Manilla River downstream Split Rock Dam near Tamworth.

Blue-green algae red alert for Murrumbidgee at Maude weir buoy

Algal alerts

Date published: 05 February 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Murrumbidgee River at Maude weir buoy, with the bloom expected to move downstream with the current.

WaterNSW releases figures on lakes usage

Media release

Date published: 05 February 2018

WaterNSW has released figures confirming that evaporation and losses due to seepage consumed the majority of the water that made its way into the Menindee lakes system in the past 18 months.

Blue-green algae red alert at Lostock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 February 2018

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lostock Dam in the Hunter region.

Blue-green algae red alert at Split Rock Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 February 2018

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the water storage at Split Rock Dam near Tamworth.

Blue-green algae red alert at Raymond Terrace

Algal alerts

Date published: 01 February 2018

Port Stephens Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algal at Newline Road Wetland and Ross Wallbridge Reserve, Raymond Terrace, due to a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae Microcystis spp.

Mannus Lake algal red alert now on Tumbarumba Ck, Tooma River

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 January 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae on Mannus Lake near Tumbarumba has been extended to cover Mannus Creek downstream, Tumbarumba Creek and Tooma River at Tooma Road Bridge.

Tandure transfer to Wetherell next as Darling dries

Media release

Date published: 23 January 2018

WaterNSW could begin pumping water from Lake Tandure into Lake Wetherell as soon as March if the prevailing drought conditions continue to dry the Darling River.

Blue green algae red alert warning lifted at Copeton Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 January 2018

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today announced that the previously issued red level algal warning (high alert) at Copeton Dam has been downgraded to amber level (medium alert).

Oberon Dam picnic area open, playground closed

Community service announcement

Date published: 15 January 2018

WaterNSW is advising visitors to Oberon Dam that the popular park will remain open for picnics and day visits, while maintenance work is underway on the playground, which will be off limits.

Blue-green algae red alert re-issued for Lake Brewster

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 January 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been re-issued for the Lachlan River at Lake Brewster, following an earlier red alert issued in December.

Blue-green algae alert for Manus Lake, Manus Creek near Tumbarumba

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 January 2018

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Manus Lake and downstream in Manus Creek in the vicinity of Tumbarumba. This algal warning would be expected to continue to move further downstream with water flow.

Pesticide use notice

Media release

Date published: 08 January 2018

As required under the Pesticides Regulation 2009 Water NSW gives notice of weed and pest control work by Water NSW or approved contractors in the following locations within the Sydney drinking water declared catchment:

Vital upgrades to begin at five metropolitan dams

Media release

Date published: 11 October 2017

WaterNSW’s five metropolitan dams are due to receive a $15 million upgrade to its electrical assets, making the sites safer, more community friendly and meet contemporary standards.

Preparations for stage two of Keepit Dam upgrade to start

Media release

Date published: 15 March 2017

Preparations for the second stage of the Keepit Dam upgrade will begin in the coming weeks, with access to the dam wall to be restricted from Thursday 23 March 2017.

Tender awarded for works on Keepit Dam wall

Media release

Date published: 23 November 2016

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today announced that SRG Limited has been awarded the $24.4 million contract for the second stage of the NSW Government’s Keepit Dam safety upgrade.

Excellence award for preliminary Keepit project

Newsletter article

Date published: 28 October 2015

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has congratulated Keepit Dam upgrade project managers WaterNSW and contractors Ryan Wilks for winning the Commercial Medium Build Category of the 2015 National Electrical and Contracting Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.

Keepit Dam on show at NSW awards

Media release

Date published: 03 August 2015

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today announced that Keepit Dam’s $2.2 million electrical relocation project will be in the spotlight as a finalist in the 2015 National Electrical and Contracting Association (NECA) NSW Excellence Awards.

Preliminary Keepit works half-way

Media release

Date published: 30 July 2014

Construction on the $2.2 million preliminary electrical works ahead of stage two of the Keepit Dam safety upgrade has reached the half-way mark, State Water Corporation announced today.

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