WaterNSW managing inflows as rain forecast persists

WaterNSW managing inflows as rain forecast persists

15 November 2021

WaterNSW is working with the Bureau of Meteorology and regional airspace reference panels to manage inflows into dams across several key areas of regional NSW, with more rain forecast for the week ahead.

With dam storage levels high, most catchments saturated and wetter than average weather conditions forecast by the Bureau for the near future, WaterNSW is monitoring rain forecasts and making releases to increase storage capacity to capture inflows as required.

ValleyDam % (rising/falling) Inflows GL/day Releases GL/day
Murrumbidgee Burrinjuck 98.4  ↑ 30 20

Summary: Releases increasing to maintain airspace

Murrumbidgee Blowering 98   ↔ 1 0.6

Summary: Releases increasing to maintain airspace

Lachlan Wyangala 103.5   ↓ 30 50

Summary: Continuing to rise, major flood forecast

Macquarie Burrendong 126.6   ↑ 34 0.05

Summary: Releases to increase

Namoi Keepit 98.9   ↔ 4 4

Summary: Releases steady

Gwydir Copeton 89   ↑ 4 0.04

Summary: No releases forecast

For more information on WaterNSW storages visit our Regional NSW Dams page.

To access information on river heights and flow data visit: WaterInsights

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