Copeton Dam alert
Water NSW have issued a blue-green algal alert for Copeton Dam, which is at 12% capacity and holding critical water supplies and
environmental holdings only. Water quality issues like this will continue to be an issue in the dam and the regions rivers and creeks
until fresh inflows occur.
Total inflows into the Copeton this year have been at our lowest historical records. Capacity would need to increase by at least 5% before consideration of any additional supplies other than the valleys critical water needs.