Inflow Forecasts to Storages

This page shows the latest forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology for the streamflows near the main storages in Victoria and New South Wales. The forecast is for how likely it is that we’ll achieve the same inflow at this time of year as a median year. It’s our best prediction of how full the major dams will be in the near future.

Below the heading is the actual water source being forecast. Some are the storages themselves, while some are rivers or creeks near the storage. For those that are just near the storage, the percentage forecast will be pretty close to the percentage forecast for the storage, but the volumes might be lower in these figures because there are other watercourses that flow into the storages.

Forecast date range: November 2016 to January 2017

Dartmouth Dam

Inflow to Dartmouth Reservoir (Mitta Mitta River)

Range (GL)Percentage of Streamflow Forecast (%)
Low flow< 112.21.32
Near median flow112.2 – 198.414.70
High flow> 198.483.98

Hume Dam

Inflow to Lake Hume, apart from that from Dartmouth Reservoir (Murray River)

Range (GL)Percentage of Streamflow Forecast (%)
Low flow< 301.10.34
Near median flow301.1 – 565.46.58
High flow> 565.493.08

Eildon Dam

Lake Eildon (Goulburn River)

Range (GL)Percentage of Streamflow Forecast (%)
Low flow< 118.18.20
Near median flow118.1 – 203.729.74
High flow> 203.762.06

Burrinjuck Dam

Goodradigbee River (flows into Lake Burrinjuck on the Murrumbidgee River)

Range (GL)Percentage of Streamflow Forecast (%)
Low flow< 31.033.30
Near median flow31.0 – 63.033.42
High flow> 63.033.28

Blowering Dam

Goobarragandra River at Lacmalac (near Tumut River)

Range (GL)Percentage of Streamflow Forecast (%)
Low flow< 35.40.34
Near median flow35.4 – 68.112.32
High flow> 68.187.34

Reference

Streamflow Forecasts