Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 100.4% capacity as of 17 May 2022.

As at 17 May 2022 there is an AMBER Level Alert in place for Blue Green Algae at Chifley Dam.

Chifley Dam is OPEN for all recreational uses.  Please use COVID safe practices while out at the dam.  

Winburndale Dam is at 70.5% capacity as of 17 May 2022.

Chifley Dam

(Image by David McKellar)

As at: Tuesday 17 May 2022 Value Comparison

Current Information

Chifley Dam Storage 100.4% 30,210 ML
Dead storage 4.5%  
Chifley Dam level relative to crest +40 mm +1.6 inches
Chifley Dam inflow 150 ML per day at 10:49 am on
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Chifley Dam recreational algae alert level AMBER
Chifley Dam livestock drinking water alert No  
Chifley Dam release 4.35 ML per day  
Bathurst Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption  11.0 ML per day 4.4 Olympic Pools
Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release   11.0 ML per day  
Winburndale Dam storage 70.5%  
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