NSW - Regional Drought Update - 12 November 2019
Updated: Dec 9, 2019
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NSW is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, with the Central West, Far West and North West regions the worst affected to date.
There have been extreme low inflows (the amount of water entering the river and its storages) – the past six months have seen the lowest recorded inflows in history.Effective management of these storages has extended water availability, delaying some of the worst impacts of the drought by up to 12 months.
The drought is a natural disaster – it has not been caused by extraction or irrigation.Without imminent inflows, the lack of water will continue to impact water quality and the riverine environment, while curtailing agricultural production.