Chifley Dam is at 43.8% as of 16 July 2019, (down about 6.5m) with over 13,100ML in storage. This is an increase in storage of 91ML, or 20mm, with the average daily rise being 3mm per day. The lowest dam level since the raising of the Dam was 41.0% in June 2003. The previous dam wall provided storage equivalent to 51.9% compared to the current dam.
Release of water from Chifley Dam is averaging 4.3ML per day.
Inflow on 16 July 2019 is about 6ML per day.
As of 16 July 2019 there is an GREEN Level Blue Green Algae alert currently in place for Chifley Dam. Further details are available here.
Consumption of filtered water in Bathurst for the week ending 16 July 2019 averaged 10.1ML per day (which is 4.0 Olympic sized swimming pools).
Treated water returned to the Macquarie River is averaging 8.3ML per day.
The Bathurst Regional Council area at present has High/Level 3 water restrictions in place. Further details on water restrictions are available at Waterwise Bathurst.
For further information from the Bureau of Meteorology please view this link.
Please refer to the Chifley Dam Storage Graph.
Compared to the same time last year we now have approximately 10.0% less in storage at Chifley Dam, and 40.0% less compared with 2017.
A comparison of the Chifley Dam storage level from 2015 to 2019 is available here.
Winburndale Dam is at 90.0% capacity.