May-June 2020 public information sessions

The department, together with WaterNSW, held public information sessions via webinar during May and June 2020 for Inland Valleys and the Hunter Valley. The sessions provided an update on the water availability outlook, climatic trends, system flows and storage levels. Lessons learnt from the drought and the impacts of drought on groundwater were discussed, as well as ongoing support available for communities. Water availability including prospects for allocations for the new water year starting 1 July 2020 were also shared. Recordings of the webinars and presentations can be viewed on the links below.

You can read a summary of the issues raised and what we heard from the information sessions.

River systemLink




  • Lachlan
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Murray


  • Border Rivers
  • Gwydir
  • Namoi
  • Peel
  • Macquarie

Hunter Valley