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 5 December 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 (MDB) decreased this week by 249 gigalitres (GL) and are at 76 per cent of total capacity. This is 14 percentage points or 3097 GL less than this time last year.
Sourced from ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update (5 December 2013).