Chifley Dam is at 47.9% as of 12 March 2019, (down about 5.9m) with over 14,400ML in storage. This is a decrease of 1.6% or 495ML over the past week. The average decrease in water level is 34mm/d over each of the 7 days.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 69.1ML per day, with a peak of 77.8ML per day.
Inflow on 12 March 2019 has stopped.
As of 12 March 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 12 March 2019 averaged 18.1ML per day (which is 7.2 Olympic sized swimming pools). Last week the average consumption was 19.9ML per day.
Treated water returned to the Macquarie River is averaging 8.4ML 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 20% less in storage at Chifley Dam.
Winburndale Dam is at 96.0% capacity.