Report a Fault: (08) 8586 6050| Annual General Meeting - Monday 4 December 2023

Improved minimum water allocation

DEW has announced that South Australian irrigators will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in 2019-20.

Previously projected water allocations during 2019-20 were:

14 per cent in April
22 per cent in May
26 per cent in June
31 per cent on 1 July
38 per cent on 15 July
50 per cent on 1 August
68 per cent on 15 August
74 per cent on 2 September
81 per cent on 16 September
87 per cent on 1 October
87 per cent on 15 October
94 per cent on 1 November
100 per cent on 15 November 2019.

Water allocations are based on the latest water availability advice from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

The seasonal outlook from December 2019 to February 2020 indicates that it is likely to be drier than average with warmer temperatures. Rainfall is likely to be below average in November (end of spring), with a chance that some parts of the Basin could receive average rainfall by January (mid-summer).

As at 14 November 2019, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority controlled storages are holding 41 per cent capacity (compared to November long-term average of 79 per cent).

Read the full statement from DEW here.