Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 100.20% capacity as of 22 September 2020, and this is the highest level since January 2017.

As of 22 September 2020 there is a GREEN Level Alert currently in place for Chifley Dam. This means that water related recreational activities are now allowed on the Chifley Dam.

Winburndale Dam is at 77.30% capacity as of 22 September 2020.

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

As at:  Tuesday 22 September 2020

Value

Comparison

Background Information:

Chifley Dam storage 2017 – same date

90%

10.2% higher now

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

59%

41.2% higher now

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

46%

44.2% higher  now

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (22/09/2020)

100.20%

30,100 ML

Change in storage from last week

+1.8%

+548 ML 

Dead storage

4.5%

Chifley Dam level relative to crest

+0.02 m

+0.75 inches

Change in level from last week

+0.15 mm

+5.9 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

240 ML/day

At 8:10am on 22 September 2020

Chifley Dam algae level

GREEN

 From 11 August 2020

Chifley Dam release

4.35 ML per day

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

9.3 ML per day

3.8 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

11.0 ML per day

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

18 months

Chifley Dam average % change per week

 

8 Oct 19 to 11 Feb 20 was -0.99%
11 Feb 20 to 22 September 20 is +2.2%

Winburndale Dam storage

77.30%

Over the week:
Dam rise was 720 mm
Dam fall was 0 mm
Riparian release was 5.1 ML

Note: ML = megalitre or million litres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Links and Other Resources
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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