Regional NSW drought information

Regional NSW drought information

Valley storage levels

Active capacity volume (updated: 21 January 2019)

20%

Border Rivers

86%

Coastal

13%

Gwydir

59%

Hunter

41%

Lachlan

0%

Lower-Darling

16%

Macquarie

52%

Murray

36%

Murrumbidgee

2%

Namoi

38%

Peel

WaterNSW is responsible for dam operations, water security and managing water stored in all its 42 water storages. Each valley has different water storage and supply issues in the current drought. Drought continues to impact many farmers, irrigators, and residents who are WaterNSW customers in Western NSW, Greater Sydney as well as the Hunter, Bega, and Iron Pot valleys in coastal NSW.

We are working with local councils and community stakeholders to keep them informed and to seek feedback as we navigate ever-changing drought conditions.

Read our latest report showing recent regional NSW rainfall and storage impact below.

60.3
Tuesday 22 January
-0.5
1,556,089 ML
2,581,850 ML
12,676 ML
1,811 ML
-13,057 ML
Tuesday 22 January