Regional dams prepared for the next round of inflows

Regional dams prepared for the next round of inflows

11 May 2022

WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to receive modest inflows, with storages across key sites expected to capture and retain run-off generated by the forecast rain this week.

The midweek forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology indicates that the rain could focus on the state’s upper west, central and south-east inland regions, however the likelihood of storms combined with wet catchments means inflows are possible elsewhere.

Releases from dams in areas most likely to be impacted will be cut back as the rain approaches, to prevent dam water adding to any uncontrolled downstream tributary flow generated by the rain.

In consultation with regional community airspace reference panels WaterNSW has now been making substantial releases between rain events for months, to lower key dam storages and capture inflows from the next forecast rain event.

WaterNSW is working closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and the NSW State Emergency Service to monitor weather and inflows.

Storage %

Jan 2020

3 Nov 2021

7 Feb 2022

11 May 2022

Pindari 4.2 100 100.2 102

Copeton

8.486.195.695.5

Keepit

2.699.899.899.4

Split Rock

1.746.470.271.5

Chaffey

15.5100.2100.2100

Burrendong

4.498.4120.7116.8

Windamere

26.936.445.956.7

Wyangala

997.298.392.3

Carcoar

13.17799.899.8

Burrinjuck

30.99694.691.5

Blowering

38.5959498.9

Hume

18.997.198.887.9

Glenbawn

39.168.384.798

Menindee

0111.293.9111.6

Access WaterNSW information on Regional Dam levels or river heights and flow data visit WaterInsights

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