Chifley Dam Details

Chifley Dam is at 48.4% capacity as of 4 August 2020.

As of 4 August 2020 there is an AMBER 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 88.7% capacity as of 4 August 2020.

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

 

As at:  Tuesday 4 August 2020

Value

Comparison

Background Information:

Chifley Dam storage 2017 – same date

86%

38% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2018 – same date

54%

6% higher

Chifley Dam storage 2019 – same date

44%

4% lower

Current Information:

Chifley Dam storage (04/08/2020)

48.4%

14,561 ML

Change in storage from last week

+7.4%

+2,217 ML 

Dead storage

4.5%

Chifley Dam level

-5.83 m

-19 feet 2 inches

Change in level from last week

+1,093 mm

+43.0 inches

Chifley Dam inflow

40 ML/day

At 10:10am on 4 August 2020

Chifley Dam algae level

AMBER

 From 7 July 2020

Chifley Dam release

4.35 ML per day

Bathurst Water Filtration Plant (WFP) consumption

9.2 ML per day

3.7 Olympic pools

Bathurst Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTW) release

13.2 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 4 August 20 is +0.80%

Winburndale Dam storage

88.7%

Over the week:
Dam rise was 1,920 mm
Dam fall was 1,420 mm
Riparian release was 183.9 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

 

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