Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 40.9% as of 12 November 2019, (down about 6.95m) with over 12,300ML in storage. 

This is a decrease in storage of 350ML, or 180mm, with the average daily fall being 26mm per day or 50ML 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. The 'dead' storage, being below the main gravity outlets, is estimated at 4.5% (it is water of uncertain quantity that will be hard to fully extract from the Dam).

  Chifley Dam September 2019Chifley Dam     (Photo by David McKellar)

Release of water for the past week from Chifley Dam is averaging 17.3ML per day.

Inflow on 12 November 2019 remains stopped.

As of 12 November 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 12 November 2019 averaged 8.2ML per day (which is 3.3 Olympic sized swimming pools). 

Treated water returned to the Macquarie River is averaging 6.2ML per day.

The Bathurst Regional Council area at present has Extreme water restrictions in place. Further details on water restrictions are available at here.  

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 18% less in storage at Chifley Dam, and 45% less compared with 2017. 

A comparison of the Chifley Dam storage level from 2015 to 2019 is available here.

Winburndale Dam is at 82.0% capacity. 

Winburndale DamWinburndale Dam


















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