Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 50.9% capacity as of 11 August 2020, and this is the highest level since February 2019, some 76 weeks ago.

As of 11 August 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 83.9% capacity as of 11 August 2020.

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

 

As at:  Tuesday 11 August 2020

Value

Comparison

Background Information:

Chifley Dam storage 2017 – same date

88%

37% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

55%

4% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

44%

7% lower

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (11/08/2020)

50.9%

15,320 ML

Change in storage from last week

+2.5%

+759 ML 

Dead storage

4.5%

Chifley Dam level

-5.48 m

-17 feet 11 inches

Change in level from last week

+356 mm

+14.0 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

500 ML/day

At 10:10am on 11 August 2020

Chifley Dam algae level

GREEN

 From 11 August 2020

Chifley Dam release

4.35 ML per day

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

8.8 ML per day

3.5 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

9.4 ML per day

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

Late March 2021 (Estimate only)

Chifley Dam average % change per week

 

8 Oct 19 to 11 Feb 20 was -0.99%
11 Feb 20 to 11 August 20 is +0.86%

Winburndale Dam storage

83.9%

Over the week:
Dam rise was 1,050 mm
Dam fall was 1,450 mm
Riparian release was 177.0 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