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Water in storages

Total storage capacity for Burrendong Dam was changed from 1679 GL to 1190GL on 23rd Sep 2020. The difference of 489 GL is flood mitigation storage and was incorrectly included in the total storage calculation in the past. All other basin storages exclude flood mitigation volumes in their total capacity calculations.
The information on water in storage in the Murray–Darling Basin is updated fortnightly.
Whole of Basin total
54%(11,956 of 22,258 GL)
Northern Basin total
27%(1,256 of 4,710 GL)
18% (114 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 53 GLFull: 17%Active storage: 53 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 39 GLFull: 15%Active storage: 39 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 22 GLFull: 32%Active storage: 22 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 52 GLFull: 64%Active storage: 49 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 8 GLFull: 83%Active storage: 7 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Cooby Creek Reservoir
Total Capacity: 21 GLCurrent volume: 4 GLFull: 18%Active storage: 2 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 13%Active storage: 12 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 4 GLFull: 40%Active storage: 4 GLDead storage: 0 GL
17% (237 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 237 GLFull: 17%Active storage: 219 GLDead storage: 19 GL
42% (658 of 1,558 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,190 GLCurrent volume: 550 GLFull: 46%Active storage: 517 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 107 GLFull: 29%Active storage: 106 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 113 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 106 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 28 GLFull: 28%Active storage: 26 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 23 GLFull: 6%Active storage: 19 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
58% (728 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 718 GLFull: 59%Active storage: 717 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 11 GLFull: 30%Active storage: 11 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
61%(9,972 of 16,296 GL)
95% (38 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 38 GLFull: 95%Active storage: 37 GLDead storage: 1 GL
44% (133 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 133 GLFull: 44%Active storage: 132 GLDead storage: 1 GL
62% (2,339 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 1,941 GLFull: 58%Active storage: 1,857 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 397 GLFull: 92%Active storage: 272 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 68 GLFull: 46%Active storage: 68 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 45 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 38 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
27% (464 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 464 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 428 GLDead storage: 36 GL
101% (1,945 of 1,924 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 284 GLFull: 101%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,662 GLFull: 101%
Lower Murray catchment
99% (667 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 667 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 567 GLDead storage: 100 GL
78% (2,084 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,259 GLFull: 77%Active storage: 1,235 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 824 GLFull: 80%Active storage: 821 GLDead storage: 3 GL
87% (32 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 18 GLFull: 78%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 5 GL
60% (4,102 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 1,948 GLFull: 65%Active storage: 1,925 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 2,154 GLFull: 56%Active storage: 2,083 GLDead storage: 71 GL
** The Lower Lakes are not a consumptive storage for South Australia. Water in the lakes is a combination of South Australia entitlement flow, volume for dilution to reduce salinity and to mitigate the impact of seawater intrusion. At times, environmental water may be used in the lakes to enhance environmental outcomes and to maintain Barrage releases. Releases of water at the barrages are closely managed to optimise environmental and water quality outcomes, consistent with the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.

For additional current water data and information, please refer to:

New South Wales - Department of IndustryWaterNSW
Queensland - Department of Natural Resources and Water
South Australia - Department of Water
Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Goulburn-Murray Water

This assessment of water in storage does not include water in private storage.