Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 29.5% capacity as of 31 March 2020. 

As of 31 March 2020 there is a RED Level Alert currently in place for Chifley Dam. This means there are NO water related recreational activities allowed on the Chifley Dam.

Winburndale Dam is at 62.8% capacity as of 31 March 2020.

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

As at:  Tuesday 31 March 2020

Value

Comparison

Background Information:

Chifley Dam previous wall

51.9%

 

Chifley Dam previous low level

41%

June 2003

Chifley Dam storage 2017 – same date

80%

50% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

63%

33% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

45%

16% higher

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (31/03/2020)

29.5%

8,892 ML

Change in storage from last week

+0.2%

+67 ML

Dead storage

4.5%

 

Chifley Dam level

-8.90 m

-29 feet 2 inches

Change in level from last week

+43 mm

-1.7 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

Stopped

 

Chifley Dam algae level

RED

 From 3 January 2020

Chifley Dam release

Stopped

 
 

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

7.9 ML per day

3.2 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

8.9 ML per day

 
 

Level 5 water restrictions and CTP 22%
(No inflow)

Mid June 2020 (Estimate only)

 

Chifley Dam average % drop

-0.68% per week

8 Oct to 31 March
(25 weeks)

 

Winburndale Dam storage

62.8%

 

Note: ML = megalitre or million litres

 

Links and Other Resources:

Blue Green Algae – Chifley Dam

Water Restrictions

Chifley Dam Monthly Storage Graph

Chifley Dam Yearly Comparison Graph

Winburndale Dam
Winburndale Dam

 

Events

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Wed May 06 @18:00 -
Policy Committee
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Policy Committee