All recent media releases relating to water management issued by the NSW Office of Water and the NSW Regional Algal Co-ordinating Committees are available to download from the listings below.

Media releases from the Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water relating to water management can be viewed by selecting the link on the right hand side of this page. Previous news releases from the Office of Water and the Algal Coordinating Committees can also be viewed by selecting the appropriate link on the right hand side of this page.

Date NSW Office of Water
18 Nov 2014
Forecast water availability for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 41 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today updated the likely range of forecast water availabilities for the Lachlan Regulated River Water Source for the remainder of the 2014/2015 water year. 
17 Nov 2014
Some resource improvement in NSW Murray - but no allocation increase for Murrumbidgee general security (PDF 108 KB)
NSW Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced an increase to water allocations for general security water users in the NSW Murray. 
03 Nov 2014 Dry conditions mean no improvement for NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 37 KB)
NSW Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today said that continued dry conditions meant that no further water could be allocated for general security users in the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys at this time.
29 Oct 2014
NSW Murrumbidgee allocation and Murray trade restrictions (PDF 40 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the closure of trades out of the Murrumbidgee Valley.
27 Oct 2014
Allocation increase for Brogo and Bega regulated rivers general security water users (PDF 36 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced a three percent increase for general security water users drawing from the Brogo and Bega regulated rivers, bringing the allocation this year to 48 percent of entitlement. 
22 Oct 2014
Company and Dorrigo landowner fined for illegal dam (PDF 40 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the recent conviction and fines imposed on Mongrel Developments Pty Ltd and a Dorrigo landowner in the Downing Centre Local Court for the illegal construction and use of a dam. 
15 Oct 2014 Further improvement for NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 243 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General, Water, Michael Bullen, today announced an increase to water allocations for general security users in the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys.
14 Oct 2104 Ceremony highlights cultural connection to Snowy waterways (PDF 40 KB)
A ceremony at Jindabyne today highlighted the significant cultural connection of Aboriginal communities to the Snowy Mountains rivers.
10 Oct 2014 Rising river alert Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam (PDF 40 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 14 October 2014.
1 Oct 2014 Small increase for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 185 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced an increase to water allocations for general security users in both the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys.
24 Sept 2014 Rising river alert Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam (PDF 40 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 30 September 2014.
17 Sept 2014 Allocation increase for Brogo and Bega regulated rivers general security water users (PDF 36 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced a five percent increase for general security water users drawing from the Brogo and Bega regulated rivers, bringing the allocation this year to 45 percent of entitlement.
15 Sept 2014 Small improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 220 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General, Water, Michael Bullen, today announced an increase to the water allocation for general security users in both the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys.
11 Sept 2014 Rising river alert Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam (PDF 40 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Wednesday 17 September 2014.
10 Sept 2014 Forecast water availability in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 192 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General, Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the likely forecast water availabilities in the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers for the remainder of the 2014/15 water year.
1 Sept 2014 Slight improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 40 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced an increase to the water allocation for general security water users in both the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys.

 

Date Regional Algal Coordinating Committees
17 Nov 2014
Red alert for blue-green algae in Boggabilla Weir (PDF 24 KB)
The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in the Macintyre River at Boggabilla Weir. 
7 Nov 2014
Red alert removed in the Lower Darling River at Tapio (PDF 225 KB)
The Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today removed the red alert warning for toxic blue green algae in the lower Darling River at Tapio, that was issued on 17 October 2014. 
17 Oct 2014 Red alert issued for Blue Green Algae in the Lower Darling River at Tapio (PDF 224 KB)
The Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a red alert warning for toxic blue green algae in the lower Darling River at Tapio.