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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
35%(7,946 of 22,746 GL)
Northern Basin total
17%(869 of 5,198 GL)
15% (93 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 37 GLFull: 12%Active storage: 37 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 36 GLFull: 14%Active storage: 35 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: 69 GLFull: 84%Active storage: 65 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Jack Taylor Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 9 GLFull: 85%Active storage: 7 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Cooby Creek Reservoir
Total Capacity: 21 GLCurrent volume: 4 GLFull: 20%Active storage: 2 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 13%Active storage: 12 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 6 GLFull: 64%Active storage: 6 GLDead storage: 0 GL
14% (190 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 190 GLFull: 14%Active storage: 171 GLDead storage: 19 GL
19% (382 of 2,046 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,678 GLCurrent volume: 282 GLFull: 17%Active storage: 248 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 100 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 99 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 66 GLFull: 15%Active storage: 59 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 16 GLFull: 16%Active storage: 14 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 21 GLFull: 5%Active storage: 18 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
15% (188 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 182 GLFull: 15%Active storage: 182 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 6 GLFull: 16%Active storage: 5 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
42%(6,888 of 16,296 GL)
53% (21 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 21 GLFull: 53%Active storage: 20 GLDead storage: 1 GL
35% (106 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 106 GLFull: 35%Active storage: 105 GLDead storage: 1 GL
48% (1,811 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 1,459 GLFull: 44%Active storage: 1,375 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 352 GLFull: 82%Active storage: 227 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 56 GLFull: 38%Active storage: 56 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 46 GLFull: 64%Active storage: 39 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
27% (470 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 470 GLFull: 27%Active storage: 434 GLDead storage: 36 GL
92% (1,771 of 1,924 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 244 GLFull: 87%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,528 GLFull: 93%
Lower Murray catchment
60% (408 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 408 GLFull: 60%Active storage: 308 GLDead storage: 100 GL
47% (1,247 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 822 GLFull: 50%Active storage: 798 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 426 GLFull: 41%Active storage: 422 GLDead storage: 3 GL
74% (27 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 13 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 58%Active storage: 9 GLDead storage: 5 GL
39% (2,695 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 751 GLFull: 25%Active storage: 728 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 1,944 GLFull: 50%Active storage: 1,873 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.