Valley storage level
Updated: 20 January 2020
The Gwydir valley is among the worst affected regions in this severe time of drought with storage currently at critically low levels.
- Without significant inflows, Copeton Dam is likely to be holding close to 180 GL at the end of this water year
- The drought is a natural disaster – it has not been caused by extraction or irrigation
- General security licence holders in the Gwydir Valley (which includes water for the environment) have not received any water allocations this water year and in 2017-18 they received only 17%.