Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 38.7% capacity as of 30 June 2020. 

As of 30 June 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 92.4% capacity as of 30 June 2020.

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

 

As at:  Tuesday 30 June 2020

Value

Comparison

Background Information:

Chifley Dam storage 2017 – same date

83%

45% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

53%

15% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

43%

5% higher

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (30/06/2020)

38.7%

11,646 ML

Change in storage from last week

+1.6%

+487 ML 

Dead storage

4.5%

Chifley Dam level

-7.30 m

-23 feet 11 inches

Change in level from last week

+266 mm

+10.5 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

19 ML per day

 At 5:47am on 30 June 2020

Chifley Dam algae level

RED

 From 3 January 2020

Chifley Dam release

1 ML per day

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

9.3 ML per day

3.7 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

9.2 ML per day

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

Late November 2020 (Estimate only)

Chifley Dam average % change per week

 

8 Oct 19 to 11 Feb 20 was -0.99%
11 Feb 20 to 30 June 20 is +0.51%

Winburndale Dam storage

92.4%

Over the week:
Dam rise was 240 mm
Dam fall was 110 mm
Rivulet release was 231.0 ML

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

Estimated Residential Water Usage Graph

Winburndale Dam
Winburndale Dam