Valley storage level
Updated: 18 March 2019
The Namoi valley is one of the worst affected regions in this severe time of drought with storage currently at critically low levels.
- The Namoi River has now ceased to flow downstream of Keepit Dam. This is causing significant social, economic and environmental impacts with groundwater the long term supply solution for most towns until inflows are received
- The drought is a natural disaster – it has not been caused by extraction or irrigation
- Until 90GL of inflows are received, new allocations to general security users won’t be possible.
While water storage in the Namoi 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.