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
23 July 2014 Heavy fines imposed on Kyogle landowner for failure to protect a water source (PDF 197 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today welcomed the recent conviction and fines imposed on a Kyogle landowner in the Kyogle Local Court for failure to protect a water source.
22 July 2014 NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 201 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced an extension to supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley.
18 July 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley Supplementary (PDF 257 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
17 July 2014 NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced an extension to supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley.
15 July 2014 Recent rainfall boosts Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 192 KB)
Acting Deputy Director General, Water, Michael Bullen, today announced an increase to the water allocations for general security users in the NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys.
11 July 2014 NSW Murray Valley supplementary (PDF 204 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley.
11 July 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the Murrumbidgee Valley following rainfall over large parts of the tributary catchments.
04 July 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 192 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for NSW Border Rivers (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users on the NSW Border Rivers for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Water allocations for Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Richmond and North Coast water sources for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Commencing water allocations for the Peel Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced commencing available water determinations for Peel Valley for water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Opening allocations for the NSW Murray Valley and Lower Darling water users (PDF 204 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced opening water allocations for licenced water users in the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Regulated water Source for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the North Western region (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for the state's North Western region water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 204 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Upper and Lower Namoi regulated river, Namoi unregulated and alluvial water sources and Upper and Lower Namoi groundwater for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Murrumbidgee unregulated and alluvial water sources (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the available water determinations for the Murrumbidgee unregulated and alluvial water source for the 2014/15 water year, beginning 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Opening allocations announced for Murrumbidgee regulated water users (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced opening available water determinations for water users in the Regulated Murrumbidgee water source for the 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Murray-Darling Basin groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for the Murray-Darling Basin fractured rock and porous rock groundwater sources for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full allocations for the Lower North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for Lower North Coast water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Lower Murrumbidgee groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for the Lower Murrumbidgee groundwater source for the new 2014/15 water year, beginning 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Lower Murray groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for groundwater sources in the Lower Murray for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Lachlan Valley for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing on 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the available water determinations for Hunter Valley water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the available water determinations for Gwydir Valley water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full water allocations for Greater Metropolitan water users announced (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the available water determinations for Greater Metropolitan region water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full allocations for the NSW Great Artesian Basin water users (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for the NSW Great Artesian Basin groundwater sources for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Macquarie and Cudgegong regulated rivers and the Macquarie, Bogan and Castlereagh unregulated rivers and alluvial water sources for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced the available water determinations for Central Coast water users for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Belubula River (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Belubula regulated river for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing on 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for Barwon-Darling water users (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users in the Barwon-Darling unregulated and alluvial water sources for the 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations for the Adelong, Tarcutta and Upper Billabong water sources (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users on the unregulated sections of the Adelong, Tarcutta and Upper Billabong creeks for the 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, today announced available water determinations for water users drawing from the Brogo Dam, together with other South Coast water sources, for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing 1 July 2014.
01 July 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
27 June 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 204 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
25 June 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 192 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
23 June 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 192 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in some sections of the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
20 June 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 192 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today extended supplementary access in some sections of the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
18 June 2014 Nimmie-Caira Cultural Heritage survey contract awarded (PDF 188 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced that Ironbark Heritage and Environment Pty Ltd, has won a contract to undertake a cultural heritage survey as part of the $180 million Nimmie-Caira Project.
17 June 2014 Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 196 KB)
The NSW Office of Water today announced supplementary access in sections of the regulated Murrumbidgee River.
17 June 2014 Snowy releases successfully improve river habitat (PDF 200 KB)
A new 'natural flow scaling' method of releasing environmental water every day into the Snowy River below Jindabyne trialled by NSW, Australian and Victorian Governments in 2013-14, has been shown to improve the in-stream habitat.
28 May 2014 Forecast water availability for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 190 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 coming 2014/2015 water year.
23 May 2014 Forecast water availability in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 199 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced the likely forecast water availabilities in the Macquarie and Cudgegong regulated rivers for 2014/15 water year.
21 May 2014 Lachlan annual use limit at 100 percent for 2014/15 (PDF 192 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, announced today that the annual use limit for general security water users in the Lachlan Regulated River will remain at 100 percent of entitlement for the 2014/15 water year.
01 May 2014 Trade to access Lake Cawndilla water to close (PDF 188 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today announced that allocation trade to access water in Lake Cawndilla will close on 15 May 2014.
01 May 2014 Barham Choke restrictions are likely to return (PDF 188 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, today reminded all water users in the NSW Murray Valley that the relaxation of the trade restriction around the Barham Choke was a temporary measure and to be aware that restrictions are likely to resume in the future.
01 May 2014 No increase to Murrumbidgee general security (PDF 196 KB)
NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said today that there would be no change to the  Murrumbidgee Valley general security allocation.

 

Date Regional Algal Coordinating Committees
08 July 2014 Red alert warnings removed in the Lower Darling and Menindee (PDF 188 PDF)
The NSW Office of Water today removed all red alert warnings for toxic blue green algae for Lakes Wetherell, Tandure and Menindee in the Menindee Lakes system, the Darling River at Atley and the Great Darling Anabranch in western NSW.
16 June 2014 Blue-green algae alert - Windamere Dam (PDF 40 KB)
The Central West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee has today issued a high alert for blue-green algae in Windamere Dam, near Mudgee.