Water allocation statements

Water allocation statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category. These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

When an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event occurs, the department approves such events and WaterNSW issues ‘Supplementary announcements’.

The current drought stage for each river valley is included in the statement. These range from Stage 1 (normal operations) to Stage 4 (critical drought). The drought stage is determined in accordance with the critical trigger levels outlined in the incident response guides (IRGs) developed by the department. Further information on the IRGs is available at extreme events.

Water allocation statements for the current year and past three years can be accessed below. If you require historical information, browse the NSW Water Register or the water documents archive portal.

2019

Date Title
2019 03 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 164.4 KB
2019 03 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 217.3 KB
2019 03 12 Lachlan Valley 273.3 KB
2019 03 12 Macquarie and Cudgegong Valleys 143.8 KB
2019 03 08 Gwydir Valley 151.0 KB
2019 03 08 Peel Valley 118.7 KB
2019 03 08 Namoi Valley 58.6 KB
2019 03 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 69.6 KB
2019 03 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 62.0 KB
2019 02 19 Bega-Brogo Valley 75.8 KB
2019 02 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 609.8 KB
2019 02 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 451.5 KB
2019 02 14 Lachlan Valley 112.0 KB
2019 02 12 Macquarie and Cudgegong Valleys 142.2 KB
2019 02 08 Namoi Valley 132.1 KB
2019 02 08 NSW Border Rivers 113.8 KB
2019 02 08 Gwydir Valley 154.7 KB
2019 02 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 155.4 KB
2019 02 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 154.2 KB
2019 01 16 Bega-Brogo Valley 138.2 KB
2019 01 15 Lachlan Valley 166.8 KB
2019 01 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 306.0 KB
2019 01 15 NSW Murray & Lower Darling 555.5 KB
2019 01 11 Macquarie and Cudgegong Valleys 119.5 KB
2019 01 11 Namoi Valley 107.1 KB
2019 01 10 Gwydir Valley 123.1 KB

Past years' statements