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’.

During times of drought, the prevailing drought stage for each river valley is included in statements. 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 eight years can be accessed below. If you require historical information, browse the NSW Water Register or the water documents archive portal.

2023

Date Title
2023 06 07 Namoi Valley 247.6 KB
2023 06 07 Gwydir Valley 169.5 KB
2023 05 29 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 258.5 KB
2023 05 24 NSW Border Rivers 122.0 KB
2023 05 19 NSW Groundwater Sources 197.0 KB
2023 05 19 Bega-Brogo Valleys 168.4 KB
2023 05 18 Belubula Valley 176.2 KB
2023 05 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 84.5 KB
2023 05 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 89.9 KB
2023 05 05 Lachlan Valley 210.5 KB
2023 05 05 Gwydir Valley 208.0 KB
2023 05 05 Namoi Valley 221.0 KB
2023 04 28 Hunter Valley 571.7 KB
2023 04 21 Paterson Valley 180.2 KB
2023 04 19 Richmond Valley 158.8 KB
2023 04 17 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 140.6 KB
2023 04 17 Murrumbidgee Valley 136.5 KB
2023 04 13 Peel Valley 128.7 KB
2023 04 11 Lachlan Valley 572.2 KB
2023 04 06 Namoi Valley 394.4 KB
2023 04 06 Gwydir Valley 191.9 KB
2023 03 31 NSW Border Rivers 117.0 KB
2023 03 27 Macquarie-Cudgegong Valleys 145.7 KB
2023 03 15 Murrumbidgee Valley 127.4 KB
2023 03 15 NSW Murray and Lower Darling 132.7 KB
2023 03 08 Lachlan Valley 583.4 KB
2023 03 07 Namoi Valley 362.4 KB
2023 03 07 Gwydir Valley 191.7 KB
2023 02 21 Belubula Valley 102.9 KB
2023 02 16 Bega-Brogo Valleys 135.3 KB
2023 02 08 Lachlan Valley 578.0 KB
2023 02 07 Namoi Valley 281.0 KB
2023 02 07 Gwydir Valley 297.1 KB
2023 01 30 Richmond Valley 125.8 KB
2023 01 25 Paterson Valley 132.1 KB
2023 01 16 Murrumbidgee Valley 691.7 KB
2023 01 13 Lachlan Valley 581.4 KB
2023 01 12 Namoi Valley 185.8 KB
2023 01 12 Gwydir Valley 608.3 KB

Past years' statements