Summary of current water allocations

Below is a summary of current water allocation for major regulated rivers.

High security and general security allocations, normally expressed in megalitres per unit share, are expressed in this table as percentages. One megalitre (ML) per unit share equates to 100% allocation, whereas 0.05 ML per share equates to 5% allocation.

Carry-over water

Water users in regulated river valleys may have access to unused water in their account carried over from the previous year. Carry-over rules vary between water sources and between licence categories. Towns, domestic and stock, and high security licence categories cannot carryover.

Current allocations

River valley

Allocation

Licence category

Date of allocation

NSW Border Rivers*

100%

General security A Class

1 July 2017

19.62%

General security B Class

31 January 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Richmond

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Gwydir*

17.59%

General security

7 February 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Hunter

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Paterson

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Lachlan*

2%

General security

14 August 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Belubula*

0%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Lower Darling*

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Macquarie and Cudgegong*

38%

General security

14 August 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Murray*

50%

General security

15 March 2018

97%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Murrumbidgee*

45%

General security

15 May 2018

95%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Lower Namoi*

7.08%

General security

7 August 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Upper Namoi*

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Peel

100%

General security

1 July 2017

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

Bega Brogo

75%

General security

9 February 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2017

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2017

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2017

* Carry-over water may also be available.