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Water usage and management resources

Water management and irrigation resources all in one location. The following resources provide direct links to information provided by WaterNSW and other intemediaries. Each of these resources is focused on providing Maqcquarie Valley River system and catchment users with the most up-to-date water usage information.

Daily River reports & Bore levels

WaterNSW has developed an intuitive platform to provide meaningful information and real-time data for water usage and management. This portal provides updates, allocations and rules all in one place – together with historical data. Click here and enter your location for specific real-time data.

Dam capacity levels

*Based on realtime data provided by WaterNSW. Once you access the relevant site you can bookmark the page for future reference – simply click on the bookmark link to the top right of the page.

Water allocation

Water allocation statements are issued to announce increases in allocations for a specific water source and license category. These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availablility scenarios for major river valleys and streams. 

The most recent update will appear at the top of the page, simply review Macquarie-Cudgegong Valley and/or Macquarie and Bogan Unregulated River Water Source. Historical data and past years’ statements all available here.

Sign up to receive water availability updates.

Water usage forms and applications

Managing your water account

Ordering, trading and pricing

Water Licencing

All you need to know: application, approvals, licencing, metering

Early Warning Network (EWN)

WaterNSW has an automated notification system, the Early Warning Network (EWN), to improve notification of dam and supply activities to the public. When you register, you nominate the dam(s) you are interested in and the type of notifications required. Once registered, you will receive notifications in the event of a significant dam release or an emergency situation depending on which you choose. Register here to receive notification emails… 

Algal blooms

Algal blooms in water storages can be dealt with by using a number of management strategies.  WaterNSW take the lead role in managing the rish of Algal blooms. For further information and contacts click here.

Floodplain Management

Water Sharing Plans (WSP)

Water Sharing Plan

To provide healthy water sources for equitable water sharing among users

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This page is designed to provide our members and the community with resources focused on water management.  We aim to keep members updated and provide solutions to daily information to assist your agribusiness operations.

If there are other tools and resources you would to feature here or seeking further information contact us.

Macquarie River Valley schematic map

Source: WaterNSW


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