Drought update

Large areas of NSW are currently facing severe water shortages, with supply being limited to critical water needs, no new water allocations for most rural commercial users (particularly irrigators) and record low inflows to the major storages. As a result, a number of river valleys are being managed in accordance with the drought stages in the Extreme Events Policy.

For information on services and support available to primary producers, their families and communities to prepare for and manage drought, please refer to the NSW Department of Primary Industries Drought Hub.