The drought is intensifying across the state. The NSW Government is increasing its drought management measures to protect the water in our river systems for critical needs.
The following valleys recently moved into new drought stages:
- Macquarie – stage 4 (critical)
- Border Rivers, Gwydir, Peel, and Belubula – stage 3 (severe)
- Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan – stage 2 (emerging)
The Lower Darling, Lower Namoi and Barwon-Darling remain on the highest level – Stage 4 critical drought.
Our rural communities have told us they want to receive ongoing information about water availability and the 2019/20 outlook to help them plan ahead. We are holding further drought information sessions across inland NSW between 22 May and 7 June to share more information
Click here to read the whole article which includes a drought update & session information time, an update on temporary water restrictions, an article about Minister Pavey, Aboriginal water & sewerage program, Floodplain harvesting independent review & more.