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*

23%

General security A Class

1 July 2018

0%

General security B Class

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Richmond

100%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Gwydir*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Hunter*

100%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Paterson*

100%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Lachlan*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Belubula*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Lower Darling*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Macquarie and Cudgegong*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Murray*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

97%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Murrumbidgee*

5%

General security

16 July 2018

95%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Lower Namoi*

0%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Upper Namoi*

100%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Peel

29%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

Bega Brogo

30%

General security

1 July 2018

100%

High security

1 July 2018

100%

Domestic and stock

1 July 2018

100%

Local water utilities

1 July 2018

* Carry-over water may also be available.