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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
59%(13,127 of 22,258 GL)
Northern Basin total
50%(2,366 of 4,710 GL)
56% (359 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 154 GLFull: 49%Active storage: 154 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 135 GLFull: 53%Active storage: 135 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 69 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 69 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 75 GLFull: 92%Active storage: 72 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 7 GLFull: 70%Active storage: 5 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Cooby Creek Reservoir
Total Capacity: 21 GLCurrent volume: 4 GLFull: 19%Active storage: 2 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 31 GLFull: 29%Active storage: 28 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 9 GLFull: 94%Active storage: 9 GLDead storage: 0 GL
43% (581 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 581 GLFull: 43%Active storage: 562 GLDead storage: 19 GL
53% (829 of 1,558 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,190 GLCurrent volume: 704 GLFull: 59%Active storage: 670 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 125 GLFull: 34%Active storage: 124 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 292 GLFull: 69%Active storage: 285 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 61 GLFull: 61%Active storage: 59 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 119 GLFull: 30%Active storage: 116 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
70% (872 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 860 GLFull: 71%Active storage: 860 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 12 GLFull: 33%Active storage: 12 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
61%(9,889 of 16,296 GL)
71% (29 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 29 GLFull: 71%Active storage: 28 GLDead storage: 1 GL
34% (105 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 105 GLFull: 34%Active storage: 104 GLDead storage: 1 GL
54% (2,024 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 1,843 GLFull: 55%Active storage: 1,759 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 181 GLFull: 42%Active storage: 56 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 55 GLFull: 37%Active storage: 54 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 28 GLFull: 40%Active storage: 21 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
62% (1,079 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 1,079 GLFull: 62%Active storage: 1,043 GLDead storage: 36 GL
Lake Albert
Current volume: 266 GLFull: 95%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,538 GLFull: 94%
Lower Murray catchment
46% (313 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 313 GLFull: 46%Active storage: 213 GLDead storage: 100 GL
88% (2,348 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,524 GLFull: 93%Active storage: 1,500 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 823 GLFull: 80%Active storage: 820 GLDead storage: 3 GL
66% (24 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 11 GLFull: 78%Active storage: 10 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 59%Active storage: 9 GLDead storage: 5 GL
57% (3,885 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 1,412 GLFull: 47%Active storage: 1,389 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 2,473 GLFull: 64%Active storage: 2,402 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.