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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
57%(12,582 of 22,258 GL)
Northern Basin total
27%(1,259 of 4,710 GL)
17% (109 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 51 GLFull: 16%Active storage: 51 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 38 GLFull: 15%Active storage: 38 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 20 GLFull: 29%Active storage: 20 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 45 GLFull: 55%Active storage: 42 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 8 GLFull: 77%Active storage: 6 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: 13 GLFull: 12%Active storage: 11 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 3 GLFull: 36%Active storage: 3 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
43% (674 of 1,558 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,190 GLCurrent volume: 566 GLFull: 48%Active storage: 533 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 108 GLFull: 29%Active storage: 107 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 115 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 108 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 29 GLFull: 28%Active storage: 26 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 22 GLFull: 5%Active storage: 19 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
61% (762 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 751 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 750 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 11 GLFull: 32%Active storage: 11 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
65%(10,561 of 16,296 GL)
102% (41 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 41 GLFull: 102%Active storage: 40 GLDead storage: 1 GL
46% (140 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 140 GLFull: 46%Active storage: 139 GLDead storage: 1 GL
68% (2,545 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 2,137 GLFull: 64%Active storage: 2,053 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 408 GLFull: 95%Active storage: 283 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 72 GLFull: 49%Active storage: 72 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 44 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 37 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
27% (465 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 465 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 429 GLDead storage: 36 GL
104% (2,003 of 1,924 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 297 GLFull: 106%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,706 GLFull: 104%
Lower Murray catchment
94% (636 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 636 GLFull: 94%Active storage: 536 GLDead storage: 100 GL
81% (2,161 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,344 GLFull: 82%Active storage: 1,320 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 818 GLFull: 80%Active storage: 814 GLDead storage: 3 GL
87% (32 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 102%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 18 GLFull: 78%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 5 GL
64% (4,424 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 2,183 GLFull: 73%Active storage: 2,160 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 2,241 GLFull: 58%Active storage: 2,170 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.