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Current allocations

Pre-season announcements 

Our first allocation statement for the upcoming 2021-22 water year is now available.  

The projected minimum opening allocation for SA River Murray irrigators for the 2021-22 water year is 82 per cent.

Projections show that in every scenario other than the worst-case and extreme dry, the opening allocation on 1 July 2021 is likely to be 100 per cent.

  Worst case Extreme dry Very dry Average Wet
Projected Class 3 (High Security) allocation on 1 July 2021  82% 98% 100% 100% 100%

Carryover will not be available in 2021-22. With the projected minimum opening allocation being greater than 50 percent, the carryover trigger for 2021-22 has not been met. This means that any water volumes rolled over from a previous year will no longer be available.

Read more about private carryover

2020-21 Current allocations 

Minimum water allocations in 2020-21 for South Australian Class 3 (High Security) and Class 8 entitlement holders reached 100 per cent from 17 August 2020. 

Now that allocations for 2020-21 have reached 100 per cent, water allocation statements will no longer be issued relating to the 2020-21 water year. 

Date Licence category Allocations Allocation statement Allocation announcement
17 August 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100%  NA Announcement
Class 2 (country towns)  77%
Class 3 (High Security)  100%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Metropolitan Adelaide  50%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  100%
3 August 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100% Statement Announcement
Class 2 (country towns)  77%
Class 3 (High Security)  81%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Metropolitan Adelaide  50%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  81%
15-16 July 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100% Statement Announcement
Class 2 (country towns)  77%
Class 3 (High Security)  77%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Metropolitan Adelaide  50%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  100%
1 July 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100% Statement Announcement
Class 2 (country towns)  68%
Class 3 (High Security)  54%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Metropolitan Adelaide  50%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  54%
15 June 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100% Statement Announcement
Class 3 (High Security)  40%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  40%
15 May 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)   100% Statement Announcement
Class 3 (High Security)   8%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  8%
15 April 2020 Class 1 (stock and domestic)  100% Statement Announcement
Class 3 (High Security)  2%
Class 5 (industrial and dairy)  100%
Class 8 (environmental land management)  2%

See historical allocations

Murray-Darling Basin rainfall outlook 

Rainfall, inflows and temperatures are highly variable across the Murray-Darling Basin. The last three years have been predominately dry. However, as we also saw during the Millennium Drought, conditions can change quickly. 

Check the Bureau of Meteorology’s Murray-Darling Basin rainfall outlook

Information to help you plan 

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