2020

2020

WaterNSW successfully protects Sydney’s raw water

Media release

Date published: 18 February 2020

Precautionary measures enacted in the wake of unprecedented bushfire damage and the largest rainfall event since 1990 have been successful in protecting Sydney’s dam water quality, WaterNSW CEO David Harris confirmed today.

Red alert for blue-green algae at Lake Cargelligo has spread further in the Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 February 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Cargelligo Town Water Supply sampling site. This follows Red alerts for blue-green algae that were declared for Lake Cargelligo Outlet at Lake Creek and Lake Cargelligo Boatshed on 11 February.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Darling River at Tilpa and Darling River at Rose Isle

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 February 2020

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Darling River at Tilpa and Rose Isle located approximately 60km South West of Bourke. This alert also applies to existing pools in the river that extend upstream and downstream of these sites.

324 pump restrictions extended for northern valleys

Media release

Date published: 14 February 2020

WaterNSW is advising that a NSW Government temporary pump restriction to preserve flows in the northern river valleys will be extended to 28 February.

WaterNSW Experts Maintain Water Quality for Sydney

Media release

Date published: 14 February 2020

A team of water quality experts from WaterNSW is working to maintain water quality in Sydney’s largest catchment after welcome rain washed significant amounts of ash and debris into Warragamba Dam.

Blue-green algae Warning Yarrawonga and D/S to Tocumwal

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 February 2020

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala by Goulburn Murray Water and due to observed impacts downstream on the River Murray to Tocumwal.

Temporary water restrictions on river and overland flows in the northern Basin

Media release

Date published: 13 February 2020

A summary of recent rainfall and flows in the northern NSW Murray–Darling Basin and the rationale for temporary restrictions on access. Please read NSW DPIE announcement (PDF).

Amendment to temporary pump restriction on floodplain harvesting

Media release

Date published: 12 February 2020

WaterNSW is announcing the NSW Government’s temporary restriction on floodplain harvesting across the northern basin to preserve any flows in the northern river system for towns, stock and domestic supply and the environment has been amended.

Repeal of temporary restriction for Bega and Brogo

Media release

Date published: 12 February 2020

WaterNSW is announcing the NSW Government’s temporary irrigation restriction made for the Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers has been repealed.

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