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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
33%(7,466 of 22,746 GL)
Northern Basin total
7%(370 of 5,198 GL)
4% (25 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 4%Active storage: 14 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 9 GLFull: 4%Active storage: 9 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 2 GLFull: 3%Active storage: 2 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 4 GLFull: 4%Active storage: 1 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 3 GLFull: 30%Active storage: 1 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Cooby Creek Reservoir
Total Capacity: 21 GLCurrent volume: 5 GLFull: 24%Active storage: 3 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 5 GLFull: 5%Active storage: 3 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 2 GLFull: 24%Active storage: 2 GLDead storage: 0 GL
8% (111 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 111 GLFull: 8%Active storage: 93 GLDead storage: 19 GL
9% (179 of 2,046 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,678 GLCurrent volume: 70 GLFull: 4%Active storage: 36 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 109 GLFull: 30%Active storage: 108 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 10 GLFull: 2%Active storage: 3 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 18 GLFull: 18%Active storage: 16 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 8 GLFull: 2%Active storage: 4 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
17% (219 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 195 GLFull: 16%Active storage: 194 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 24 GLFull: 66%Active storage: 24 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
42%(6,877 of 16,296 GL)
40% (16 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 16 GLFull: 40%Active storage: 15 GLDead storage: 1 GL
32% (99 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 99 GLFull: 32%Active storage: 98 GLDead storage: 1 GL
48% (1,809 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 1,536 GLFull: 46%Active storage: 1,452 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 273 GLFull: 63%Active storage: 148 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 72 GLFull: 49%Active storage: 71 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 56 GLFull: 78%Active storage: 49 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
1% (10 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 10 GLFull: 1%Active storage: 0 GLDead storage: 36 GL
99% (1,897 of 1,924 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 274 GLFull: 98%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,623 GLFull: 99%
Lower Murray catchment
76% (515 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 515 GLFull: 76%Active storage: 415 GLDead storage: 100 GL
43% (1,144 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 803 GLFull: 49%Active storage: 779 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 341 GLFull: 33%Active storage: 338 GLDead storage: 3 GL
100% (37 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 24 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 19 GLDead storage: 5 GL
45% (3,119 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 1,034 GLFull: 34%Active storage: 1,011 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 2,085 GLFull: 54%Active storage: 2,014 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.