Current storage levels in our 3 dams:
Bamarang Dam 98.7%
Porters Creek Dam 100.0%
Danjera Dam 100.0%
Total Combined Storage 99.6%
Monthly rainfall 2 mm
Recent river flows 794 ML
Last updated 14 September 2020
River flows and water storage
Ongoing dry weather impacts our river flows and dam capacity and can lead to water restrictions. When river flows drop below 90 ML (90 million litres) Shoalhaven Water must cease pumping water from the Shoalhaven River and rely solely on the storage supply in our 3 dams.
Level 1 water restrictions are brought into place when the water level at Bamarang Dam reduces to around 60% capacity. When this occurs, we release water into the Shoalhaven River from our backup supply at Danjera Dam. The water released from Danjera Dam can take up to 3 days to reach our pumping station at Burrier, and we use this water to top up the supply at Bamarang Dam.
Level 2 water restrictions are brought into place when the topped-up level of water in Bamarang Dam is once again reduced to 60%, then a second release from Danjera Dam occurs.
Should the dry weather persist, and the river flows and dam levels remain low, we remain in water restrictions until such a time as all our dam levels are restored to full capacity.
Porters Creek Dam is in the Milton Ulladulla region and depending on the storage level, this dam will supply water to the southern area of the Shoalhaven.
Customers are encouraged to monitor these pages for regular updates on water storage and river flows. Details are provided on this website and through the media when water restrictions are in place.
There are currently no Water Restrictions in place.