Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 57.8% as of 20 November 2018, with over 17,300ML in storage.  This is a decrease of 1.0% or 317ML over the past week. The previous dam wall provided storage equivalent to 51.9% compared to the current dam. 

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Chifley Dam

Release of water from Chifley Dam is averaging 37.0ML per day, with a peak of 43.2ML per day.

Inflow on 20 November 2018 remains stopped, with no change from last week.

As of 20 November 2018 there is a GREEN Level Blue Green Algae alert currently in place for Chifley Dam.

Chifley Dam is Open for all water related recreational activities. Further details are available here.

Consumption of filtered water in Bathurst is averaging 18.2ML per day (which is 7.3 Olympic sized swimming pools). Last week the average consumption was 14.9ML per day.

Treated water returned to the Macquarie River is averaging 6.9ML per day.

The Bathurst Regional Council area at present has no water restrictions; however water wise behaviours (such as the following examples) are requested:

  • Check that sprinklers are positioned so that water only falls on soft surfaces
  • Water lawns and gardens out of the heat of the day (before 9am and after 6pm).
  • Use trigger nozzles on your hoses.
  • Clean paths and driveways with a broom or blower first.
  • Only use a hose for health or safety reasons.

For further information from the Bureau of Meteorology please view this link.

Please refer to the Chifley Dam Storage Graph.

Further details on how you can help are available at Waterwise Bathurst.

Compared to the same time last year we now have approximately 28% less in storage at Chifley Dam. 

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Winburndale Dam is at 66.0% capacity. 

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