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Historical Water Allocations

Historical allocations to South Australian water access entitlement holders are summarised here:

Monthly water allocations since July 2002.

2019-20

South Australian irrigators received 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.

River Murray water allocation announcements for 2019-20

The graph below also shows the improvement in allocations during selected water years between 2008-09 and 2019-20. It further highlights that allocation improvements are most likely to be received between July to November – when most inflows occur. In the driest years of the Millennium drought, allocations did not increase to 100 percent. Since 2011-12, allocations have improved to 100 percent in each year.

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2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

River Murray Flow Reports

For more information about River Murray operations and water resource conditions please refer to the weekly River Murray Flow Reports.

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