Valley storage level
Updated: 20 May 2019
The Macquarie Valley is one of the worst affected regions in this severe time of drought with storage currently at critically low levels.
- There have been extreme low inflows (the amount of water entering the Macquarie Valley. Inflows since January 2018 are the lowest recorded inflows in history.
- Stock and Domestic replenishment flows rely on rain and tributary flows and not from Burrendong Dam. This is causing significant social, economic and environmental impacts.
- The drought is a natural disaster – it has not been caused by extraction or irrigation.
- Until 317GL of inflows are received, new allocations to general security users won’t be possible.
River Operations Stakeholder Consultation Committee (ROSCCOs)
WaterNSW are holding a series of committee meetings with key stakeholders, check the upcoming meeting schedule.