2022

2022

Warragamba Dam spills early due to intensity of rain

Media release

Date published: 03 July 2022

Warragamba Dam storage spilled at 2am this morning (Sunday), well ahead of projections due to the intensity of the rain received across the catchment.

Sydney dams start spilling as heavy rain drives inflows

Media release

Date published: 02 July 2022

WaterNSW is monitoring its major supply dams across Greater Sydney as some commence spilling as a result of inflows generated by the significant rainfall forecast for coming days.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Chaffey Dam and the Peel River downstream of the storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 June 2022

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth and the Peel River below the storage.

WaterNSW advising landholders to monitor river heights

Media release

Date published: 24 June 2022

WaterNSW is maintaining its advice to landholders to be vigilant for river height fluctuations as a result of releases from Blowering Dam in the coming days and weeks.

Barmah Choke Trade Notification

Media release

Date published: 23 June 2022

WaterNSW wishes to advise that the trade opportunity for the Barmah Choke will open at 12.05am on 1 July 2022 . The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), who manage and monitor the Barmah Choke trade balance, have noted the balance to start the 2022-23 water year will be the highest since trade restrictions came into effect for the Barmah Choke in 2014. The opening trade balance is expected to be approximately 40.6 gigalitres (GL).

WaterNSW advises landholders to monitor river heights

Media release

Date published: 17 June 2022

WaterNSW is advising landholders to be alert for river height fluctuations as a result of releases from Blowering Dam in the coming days and weeks.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Wakool River

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 June 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) issued for the Wakool River at Stoney Crossing and Kyalite has now been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Willandra Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 June 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) issued for the Lachlan River at Willandra Weir has now been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Yanga Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 June 2022

WaterNSW has issued a Red Alert (High Alert) advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae for Quipolly Dam. Quipolly Dam is located approximately 10km North East of Quirindi.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Chaffey Dam and The Peel River downstream of the storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 May 2022

WaterNSW has issued a Red Alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth. The Peel River below the storage is also on Red Alert (High Alert), water users below the storage should seek alternate water for stock and domestic purposes.

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Sunday 03 July