Water

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wate​r availability​​

Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased during the week ending20 April 2017 by 49 gigalitres (GL) to 15,230 GL and are at 67 per cent of total capacity. This is 38 percentage points or 8,506 GL more than at the same time last year.

Sourced from ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update (20 April 2017).

Water storages in the Murray–Darling Basin (NSW, Victoria and Queensland)

Line graph of water storages in the Murray–Darling Basin (NSW, Victoria and Queensland) Please refer to accompanying text for a more detailed description. 

Information on irrigation water available in the Murray–Darling Basin from 1 January 2001 to 20 April 2017 is shown above. The top horizontal (short da​sh) line indicates the storage level at a similar time last year. The dashed horizontal line (orange) indicates the amount of ‘dead’ or unusable storage.

Source: Image ABARES, data various​

Last reviewed:
21 Apr 2017