Major regulated river valleys – as at 15 April 2014

The table below shows current water allocations in major NSW regulated river valleys. For more detailed information, including links to the orders and media releases, go to Water allocations. To search by water management areas/water sources, go to Available Water Determinations Register.

High security and general security allocations, normally expressed in megalitres per unit share, are expressed in this table as percentages. One megalitre per unit share equates to 100% allocation.

Carry over water

Water users in regulated river valleys may have access to water carried over from the previous year, despite small or zero allocations. The amount of carry over water available to individuals, however, may vary depending on usage and trading activity. Contact State Water for account balance details.

River valley Allocation Licence category Date of allocation
NSW Border Rivers*
100%
General security A Class 1 July 2013
1.7%
General security B Class 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Richmond
90%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Gwydir*
0%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Hunter
100%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Paterson
100%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Lachlan*
0%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Belubula*
0%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Lower Darling*
100%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Macquarie and Cudgegong*
6%
General security 6 August 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Murray*
100%
General security 1 October 2013
100%
High security 1 October 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Murrumbidgee*
63%
General security 15 April 2014
95%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Lower Namoi*
6%
General security 5 September 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Upper Namoi*
100%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Peel
45%
General security 1 July 2013
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013
Bega Brogo
52%
General security 17 January 2014
100%
High security 1 July 2013
100%
Domestic and stock 1 July 2013
100%
Local water utilities 1 July 2013

* Carry over water may also be available.