Water storages in the Murray—Darling Basin (NSW, Victoria and Queensland)
Information on irrigation water available in the Murray–Darling Basin from 1 January 2001 to 9 May 2013 is shown above. The top horizontal (red) line indicates the storage level at the similar time last year. The bottom horizontal (orange) line indicates the amount of ‘dead’, or unusable, storage. Please refer to accompanying text for a more detailed description. Source: Image ABARES, data various
Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin have decreased by 67 gigalitres (GL) this week and are at 66 per cent of total capacity. This is 24 percentage points or 5315 GL less than this time last year.
Allocations to general security entitlements in the Lower Namoi in NSW increased from 47% to 48%.
Sourced from ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update (9 May 2013).