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Water in storages

The information on water in storage in the Murray–Darling Basin is updated fortnightly.
Whole of Basin total
97%(21,584 of 22,258 GL)
Northern Basin total
101%(4,763 of 4,710 GL)
101% (640 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 312 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 312 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 258 GLFull: 102%Active storage: 258 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 70 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 70 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 82 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 79 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 10 GLFull: 104%Active storage: 9 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Cooby Creek Reservoir
Total Capacity: 21 GLCurrent volume: 20 GLFull: 93%Active storage: 18 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 106 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 104 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 11 GLFull: 116%Active storage: 11 GLDead storage: 0 GL
99% (1,352 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 1,353 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 1,334 GLDead storage: 19 GL
108% (1,687 of 1,558 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,190 GLCurrent volume: 1,378 GLFull: 116%Active storage: 1,345 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 309 GLFull: 84%Active storage: 308 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 421 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 413 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 104 GLFull: 103%Active storage: 101 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 330 GLFull: 83%Active storage: 327 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
96% (1,206 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 1,172 GLFull: 96%Active storage: 1,169 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 36 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 36 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
96%(15,615 of 16,296 GL)
102% (41 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 41 GLFull: 102%Active storage: 40 GLDead storage: 0 GL
76% (232 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 232 GLFull: 76%Active storage: 231 GLDead storage: 1 GL
96% (3,624 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 3,214 GLFull: 96%Active storage: 3,131 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 409 GLFull: 95%Active storage: 284 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 136 GLFull: 93%Active storage: 136 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 72 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 66 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
107% (1,847 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 1,849 GLFull: 107%Active storage: 1,811 GLDead storage: 36 GL
98% (1,891 of 1,925 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 273 GLFull: 98%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,619 GLFull: 98%
Lower Murray catchment
70% (476 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 474 GLFull: 70%Active storage: 376 GLDead storage: 100 GL
92% (2,458 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,572 GLFull: 96%Active storage: 1,545 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 890 GLFull: 86%Active storage: 886 GLDead storage: 3 GL
77% (29 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 15 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 10 GLDead storage: 5 GL
98% (6,699 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 2,881 GLFull: 96%Active storage: 2,857 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 3,819 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 3,747 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.