Water allocation statements

Water allocation statements are issued to announce allocations 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 five years can be accessed below. If you require historical information, browse the NSW Water Register or the water documents archive portal.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions for 1 July 2020 opening water allocations.

2020

Date Title
2020 10 21 Belubula Valley 105.1 KB
2020 10 16 NSW Border Rivers 255.3 KB
2020 10 16 Hunter Valley 276.0 KB
2020 10 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 975.8 KB
2020 10 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 1010.3 KB
2020 10 13 Macquarie and Cudgegong Valleys 310.4 KB
2020 10 08 Gwydir Valley 344.2 KB
2020 10 07 Lachlan Valley 137.5 KB
2020 10 07 Namoi Valley 262.1 KB
2020 10 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 272.8 KB
2020 10 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 298.8 KB
2020 09 18 Hunter Valley 314.2 KB
2020 09 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 1.1 MB
2020 09 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 960.3 KB
2020 09 10 Macquarie-Bogan Valley 223.4 KB
2020 09 08 Macquarie and Cudgegong Valleys 322.0 KB
2020 09 08 Namoi Valley 397.7 KB
2020 09 07 Gwydir Valley 449.5 KB
2020 09 04 Lachlan Valley 300.8 KB
2020 09 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 841.8 KB
2020 09 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 892.4 KB
2020 08 21 Lachlan Valley 220.4 KB
2020 08 21 NSW Border Rivers 264.7 KB
2020 08 21 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 228.4 KB
2020 08 17 Bega-Brogo Valley 224.0 KB
2020 08 17 Hunter Valley 410.5 KB
2020 08 17 Murrumbidgee Valley 905.2 KB
2020 08 17 NSW Murray & Lower Darling 885.6 KB
2020 08 12 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley 273.1 KB
2020 08 10 Lachlan Valley 361.8 KB
2020 08 07 Gwydir Valley 454.4 KB
2020 08 06 Namoi Valley 272.6 KB
2020 08 06 Peel Valley 331.2 KB
2020 08 04 Lachlan Regulated River Water Source 222.1 KB
2020 08 03 Murrumbidgee Valley 771.3 KB
2020 08 03 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 782.1 KB
2020 07 17 Hunter Regulated River Water Source 197.0 KB
2020 07 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 590.7 KB
2020 07 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 454.4 KB
2020 07 01 NSW Unregulated River Water Sources 43.3 KB
2020 07 01 NSW Groundwater Sources 386.8 KB
2020 07 01 NSW Regulated River Water Sources 382.0 KB
2020 06 12 Lachlan Valley 388.0 KB
2020 06 11 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley 326.9 KB
2020 06 05 Namoi Valley 248.1 KB
2020 06 05 Gwydir Valley 522.5 KB
2020 05 29 Macquarie and Bogan Unregulated River Water Source 250.4 KB
2020 05 22 Bega-Brogo Valley 345.4 KB
2020 05 20 Hunter Regulated River 656.6 KB
2020 05 19 NSW Groundwater 283.7 KB
2020 05 15 Lachlan Valley 476.1 KB
2020 05 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 972.9 KB
2020 05 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 860.0 KB
2020 05 13 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley 285.9 KB
2020 05 07 Gwydir Valley 469.6 KB
2020 05 07 Namoi Valley 307.0 KB
2020 05 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 29.8 KB
2020 05 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 55.7 KB
2020 04 27 Belubula Valley 282.0 KB
2020 04 22 Namoi Regulated River Water Sources 216.9 KB
2020 04 22 Hunter Regulated River Water Source 347.4 KB
2020 04 16 Lachlan Valley 499.4 KB
2020 04 15 Peel Valley 298.9 KB
2020 04 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 855.2 KB
2020 04 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 966.1 KB
2020 04 09 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley 296.1 KB
2020 04 07 Namoi Valley 180.2 KB
2020 04 07 Gwydir Valley 464.4 KB
2020 04 01 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 48.6 KB
2020 04 01 Murrumbidgee Valley 48.6 KB
2020 03 20 Hunter Regulated River 313.7 KB
2020 03 16 Murrumbidgee Valley 857.3 KB
2020 03 16 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 985.1 KB
2020 03 11 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 236.2 KB
2020 03 11 Lachlan Valley 558.8 KB
2020 03 06 Gwydir Valley 484.7 KB
2020 03 06 Namoi Valley 101.3 KB
2020 03 02 Murrumbidgee Valley 202.8 KB
2020 03 02 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 216.2 KB
2020 02 26 Hunter Regulated River 285.0 KB
2020 02 24 Bega-Brogo Valley 314.9 KB
2020 02 20 Richmond Valley 227.8 KB
2020 02 14 Lachlan Valley 514.9 KB
2020 02 17 Murrumbidgee Valley 790.9 KB
2020 02 17 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 963.7 KB
2020 02 13 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 288.1 KB
2020 02 07 Namoi Valley 217.3 KB
2020 02 07 Gwydir Valley 510.2 KB
2020 02 04 Bega-Brogo Valley 275.6 KB
2020 02 03 Murrumbidgee Valley 763.7 KB
2020 02 03 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 772.7 KB
2020 01 31 Hunter Regulated River 298.3 KB
2020 01 22 NSW Border Rivers 170.3 KB
2020 01 22 Peel Valley 174.0 KB
2020 01 15 Lachlan Valley 535.3 KB
2020 01 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 805.5 KB
2020 01 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 1.0 MB
2020 01 14 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 240.6 KB
2020 01 10 Namoi Valley 153.3 KB
2020 01 10 Gwydir Valley 550.3 KB
2020 01 07 Richmond Valley 220.5 KB

Past years' statements