Approximately 90,000 ML of inflow to Burrendong is required during the month of November to make a new allocation. It is estimated that a total of almost 30,000 ML is forecast to arrive from the rain so far this month.
The inflow does improve the security of supply and has deferred the need for any bulk transfer from Windamere to Burrendong for at least another year, i.e. there will be no transfer required before November 2016.
DPI water has also provided an update on its allocation prognosis for general security licence holders for the 2015/16 water year. The prognosis for general security licence holders under a range of inflow scenarios is summarised in the table below.
The full Water Allocation Statement is available here.