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Water allocations 2019-20

South Australian irrigators will receive a 100 per cent water allocation in 2019-20.

Previously projected water allocations during 2019-20 were:

  • 14 per cent in April
  • 22 per cent in May
  • 26 per cent in June
  • 31 per cent on 1 July
  • 38 per cent on 15 July
  • 50 per cent on 1 August
  • 68 per cent on 15 August
  • 74 per cent on 2 September
  • 81 per cent on 16 September
  • 87 per cent on 1 October
  • 87 per cent on 15 October
  • 94 per cent on 1 November
  • 100 per cent on 15 November 2019.  

Water allocations are based on the latest water availability advice from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

South Australia's River Murray Water Allocation Statement

The last South Australia's River Murray Water Allocation Statement  was updated on 15 November 2019, providing River Murray irrigators with information to help plan for the 2019-20 water year.

As Class 3 water access entitlements have reached a 100 per cent water allocation for 2019-20, this will be the last update relating to irrigation allocations for the 2019-20 water year. The next water allocation statement will be provided in April 2020. 

From December 2019 to March 2020, you can stay informed on water resource conditions across the Murray Darling Basin via the River Murray Flow Report including Water Resources Update. The Water Resource Updates include state water allocations, monthly inflows, monthly flow to South Australia, rainfall and temperature outlook and Murray-Darling Basin storage volumes. 

The publication of River Murray water allocation statements is part of the South Australian Government's commitment to giving greater support to River Murray irrigators to help them in their forward planning.

Previous water allocation announcements

South Australia's River Murray water access entitlement holders received a 100 per cent water allocation in 2018-19 and private carryover was not available in that year.

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