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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
89%(19,911 of 22,258 GL)
Northern Basin total
97%(4,569 of 4,710 GL)
100% (634 of 635 GL)
Pindari Lake
Total Capacity: 312 GLCurrent volume: 313 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 312 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Glenlyon Lake
Total Capacity: 254 GLCurrent volume: 253 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 253 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Coolmunda
Total Capacity: 69 GLCurrent volume: 68 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 68 GLDead storage: 0 GL
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Total Capacity: 82 GLCurrent volume: 83 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 80 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: 92%Active storage: 17 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Lake Leslie
Total Capacity: 106 GLCurrent volume: 106 GLFull: 100%Active storage: 104 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Chinchilla Weir
Total Capacity: 10 GLCurrent volume: 10 GLFull: 108%Active storage: 10 GLDead storage: 0 GL
95% (1,302 of 1,364 GL)
Lake Copeton
Total Capacity: 1,364 GLCurrent volume: 1,302 GLFull: 95%Active storage: 1,283 GLDead storage: 19 GL
102% (1,593 of 1,558 GL)
Lake Burrendong
Total Capacity: 1,190 GLCurrent volume: 1,384 GLFull: 116%Active storage: 1,350 GLDead storage: 34 GL
Lake Windamere
Total Capacity: 368 GLCurrent volume: 209 GLFull: 57%Active storage: 208 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Lake Keepit
Total Capacity: 426 GLCurrent volume: 423 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 416 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Chaffey Dam
Total Capacity: 101 GLCurrent volume: 103 GLFull: 102%Active storage: 100 GLDead storage: 2 GL
Split Rock Reservoir
Total Capacity: 397 GLCurrent volume: 285 GLFull: 72%Active storage: 282 GLDead storage: 3 GL
Lachlan catchment *
%
93% (1,160 of 1,253 GL)
Lake Wyanngala
Total Capacity: 1,217 GLCurrent volume: 1,124 GLFull: 92%Active storage: 1,123 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Carcoar Lake
Total Capacity: 36 GLCurrent volume: 36 GLFull: 101%Active storage: 36 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Southern Basin total
87%(14,182 of 16,296 GL)
89% (36 of 40 GL)
Lake Nillahcootie
Total Capacity: 40 GLCurrent volume: 36 GLFull: 89%Active storage: 35 GLDead storage: 0 GL
48% (147 of 305 GL)
Lake Eppalock
Total Capacity: 305 GLCurrent volume: 147 GLFull: 48%Active storage: 146 GLDead storage: 1 GL
74% (2,768 of 3,766 GL)
Lake Eildon
Total Capacity: 3,334 GLCurrent volume: 2,576 GLFull: 77%Active storage: 2,491 GLDead storage: 84 GL
Waranga Basin
Total Capacity: 432 GLCurrent volume: 193 GLFull: 45%Active storage: 68 GLDead storage: 125 GL
Cairn Curran Reservoir
Total Capacity: 147 GLCurrent volume: 79 GLFull: 54%Active storage: 78 GLDead storage: 1 GL
Tullaroop Reservoir
Total Capacity: 72 GLCurrent volume: 45 GLFull: 63%Active storage: 38 GLDead storage: 7 GL
Lower Darling catchment
112% (1,939 of 1,731 GL)
Menindee Lakes
Total Capacity: 1,731 GLCurrent volume: 1,935 GLFull: 112%Active storage: 1,903 GLDead storage: 36 GL
95% (1,819 of 1,925 GL)
Lake Albert
Current volume: 263 GLFull: 94%
Lake Alexandrina
Current volume: 1,564 GLFull: 95%
Lower Murray catchment
51% (343 of 677 GL)
Lake Victoria
Total Capacity: 677 GLCurrent volume: 343 GLFull: 51%Active storage: 243 GLDead storage: 100 GL
96% (2,546 of 2,659 GL)
Blowering Reservoir
Total Capacity: 1,631 GLCurrent volume: 1,609 GLFull: 99%Active storage: 1,583 GLDead storage: 24 GL
Lake Burrinjuck
Total Capacity: 1,028 GLCurrent volume: 940 GLFull: 91%Active storage: 936 GLDead storage: 3 GL
68% (25 of 37 GL)
Lake William Hovell
Total Capacity: 14 GLCurrent volume: 12 GLFull: 57%Active storage: 11 GLDead storage: 0 GL
Lake Bufalo
Total Capacity: 24 GLCurrent volume: 14 GLFull: 57%Active storage: 8 GLDead storage: 5 GL
91% (6,253 of 6,861 GL)
Lake Hume
Total Capacity: 3,005 GLCurrent volume: 2,647 GLFull: 88%Active storage: 2,626 GLDead storage: 23 GL
Lake Dartmouth
Total Capacity: 3,856 GLCurrent volume: 3,605 GLFull: 93%Active storage: 3,533 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.