Macquarie Valley

Macquarie Valley

Valley storage level

12%

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.

Roadshow presentations

While water storage in the Macquarie 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.

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53.7
Saturday 25 May
-0.4
1,387,176 ML
2,581,850 ML
10,137 ML
1,449 ML
-10,313 ML
Saturday 25 May