Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 30.6% capacity as of 28 January 2020. 

As of 28 January 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 64.8% capacity as of 28 January 2020.

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

As at:  Tuesday 28 January 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

93%

62% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

79%

48% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

56%

26% higher

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (28/01/2020)

30.6%

9,202 ML

Change in storage from last week

-0.6%

-197 ML

Dead storage

4.5%

 

Chifley Dam level

-8.70 m

-28 feet 6 inches

Change in level from last week

-122 mm

-4.8 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

Stopped

 

Chifley Dam algae level

RED

 From 3 January 2020

Chifley Dam release

14.0 ML per day

 
 

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

10.0 ML per day

4.0 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

6.8 ML per day

 
 

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

End March 2020 (Estimate only)

 

Chifley Dam average % drop

-0.99% per week

8 Oct to 28 Jan (16 weeks)

 

Winburndale Dam storage

64.8%

 

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