2021

2021

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Quipolly Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 December 2021

Barwon-Regional Algae Coordinating Committee has issued a Red Alert (high alert) warning for blue-green algae for Quipolly Dam on behalf of Liverpool Plains Shire Council. Quipolly Dam is located approximately 10km North East of Quirindi.

WaterNSW issues blue-green algae red alert for Hume Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 December 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Hume Dam, following algal testing undertaken by WaterNSW

Menindee lakes releases must factor in local impacts

Media release

Date published: 22 December 2021

Forecast estimates from large flows in the Namoi valley, Border Rivers and Southern Queensland tributaries indicate that significant inflows totaling 1800-2200 gigalitres will flow into Menindee lakes from December until February.

Lakes’ releases to rise further as inflow forecast grows

Media release

Date published: 16 December 2021

Releases from Menindee lakes will increase further following consultation with local community representatives and downstream stakeholders, as inflow forecasts from the northern basin continue to increase.

Bendeela Reserve open for school holidays

Media release

Date published: 13 December 2021

The gate to the back area of Bendeela Recreation Area will open for the summer school holidays at midday on Friday, 17 December. The gate will remain open until 4pm on Sunday 30 January 2022.

Menindee lakes’ releases rise as inflow forecast climbs

Media release

Date published: 09 December 2021

Releases from Menindee lakes will continue to increase as preliminary modelling indicates that recent northern basin rain events could generate inflows well in excess of 1000 gigalitres over summer.

Regional dams ready to capture the next round of inflows

Media release

Date published: 08 December 2021

WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in inflows, with almost all storages across key sites reduced in anticipation of the forecast rain event.

Steven’s Weir set to reopen following maintenance

Media release

Date published: 02 December 2021

Steven’s Weir, west of Deniliquin on the Edward River, re-opened to public access on Thursday (2 December) after extensive work on the weir and the grounds.

Burrendong holds back huge volumes after near-record inflows

Media release

Date published: 29 November 2021

Burrendong Dam is holding back huge volumes of water from the Macquarie valley downstream after near-record inflows over three days pushed the dam towards its operating capacity.

Inflows hit high peaks into key WaterNSW regional dams

Media release

Date published: 27 November 2021

WaterNSW continues to monitor storage levels at the state’s major regional supply dams, almost all of which are receiving constant inflows and are in excess of 90% of storage capacity.

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