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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%(21,596 of 22,256 GL)
Northern Basin total
95%(4,474 of 4,708 GL)
94% (594 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 294 GLFull: 94%Active storage: 294 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 242 GLFull: 95%Active storage: 242 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 59 GLFull: 85%Active storage: 58 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 40 GLFull: 49%Active storage: 37 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: 19 GLFull: 89%Active storage: 17 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 100 GLFull: 94%Active storage: 98 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 9 GLFull: 88%Active storage: 8 GLDead storage: 0 GL
89% (1,211 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 1,213 GLFull: 89%Active storage: 1,193 GLDead storage: 19 GL
102% (1,594 of 1,556 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,188 GLCurrent volume: 1,231 GLFull: 103%Active storage: 1,195 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 365 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 364 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 396 GLFull: 93%Active storage: 389 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 103 GLFull: 103%Active storage: 101 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 397 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 394 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
98% (1,229 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 1,193 GLFull: 98%Active storage: 1,192 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 36 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 36 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
98%(15,893 of 16,296 GL)
97% (39 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 39 GLFull: 97%Active storage: 38 GLDead storage: 0 GL
97% (296 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 296 GLFull: 97%Active storage: 295 GLDead storage: 1 GL
97% (3,665 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 3,289 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 3,205 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 377 GLFull: 87%Active storage: 251 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 143 GLFull: 97%Active storage: 142 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 72 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 65 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
115% (1,982 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 1,983 GLFull: 115%Active storage: 1,946 GLDead storage: 36 GL
113% (2,169 of 1,925 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 324 GLFull: 115%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,849 GLFull: 112%
Lower Murray catchment
75% (505 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 495 GLFull: 75%Active storage: 405 GLDead storage: 100 GL
90% (2,405 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,498 GLFull: 92%Active storage: 1,471 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 907 GLFull: 89%Active storage: 907 GLDead storage: 3 GL
99% (37 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 23 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 18 GLDead storage: 5 GL
98% (6,749 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 2,912 GLFull: 97%Active storage: 2,897 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 3,831 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 3,758 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.