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Water Transfer Ends

posted Jan 28, 2019, 10:46 AM by 2MG Real FM
WaterNSW has stopped the bulk water transfer from Windamere Dam to Burrendong Dam one month ahead of schedule after the two recent rain events produced good inflows into Burrendong.

Phase one of the bulk water transfer, which began on 1 January, was due to deliver 35GL from Windamere Dam to Burrendong Dam via the Cudgegong River and was originally planned to continue through February

With the rain having delivered 19 GigaLitres of inflows to the Burrendong catchment, the transfer was ceased after just 10GL was taken from Windamere Dam.

Adrian Langdon, WaterNSW’s Executive Manager System Operation says If conditions remain dry, a second phase of the transfer will occur in spring 2019 and that release may include the volume not released this time. But should another transfer be needed, 70GL would remain in Windamere Dam – or five to seven years’ supply of water.