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.

2020

Date Title
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