Gwydir Valley

Gwydir Valley

Valley storage level


Updated: 19 August 2019

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%.

Roadshow presentations

While water storage in the Gwydir valley remains at critically low levels, we will update you as news comes in via our media releases and water operations updates. This will be in addition to our weekly Regional NSW drought report.


Tuesday 20 August
1,287,750 ML
2,581,850 ML
8,721 ML
1,246 ML
-9,153 ML
Tuesday 20 August