Chifley Dam is at 43.0% as of 21 May 2019, (down about 6.6m) with over 12,900ML in storage. This is a reduction in storage of 12ML, or 6mm, with the average daily drop being less than 1mm 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.
Chifley Dam is closed until further notice.
Release of water from Chifley Dam is averaging 8.6ML per day, with a peak of 8.6ML per day.
Inflow on 21 May 2019 has stopped.
As of 21 May 2019 there is a RED Level Blue Green Algae alert currently in place for Chifley Dam.
CHIFLEY DAM is CLOSED to all water related recreational activities. Further details are available here.
Consumption of filtered water in Bathurst for the week ending 21 May 2019 averaged 12.1ML per day (which is 4.8 Olympic sized swimming pools). Last week the average consumption was 11.9ML per day.
Treated water returned to the Macquarie River is averaging 8.5ML 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 11.0% less in storage at Chifley Dam, and 38.0% less compared with 2017.
A comparison of the Chifley Dam storage level from 2015 to 2019 is available here.
Winburndale Dam is at 90.4% capacity.