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					 •    WA T E R   M A T T E R S    B Y   VA L M O N T                 •   WA T E R    M A T T E R S   B Y    VA L M O N T                •       WA T E R   M A T T E R S    B Y   VA L M O N T   •




     SECTION 5
                                                                     Cotton water storage
        WATER
       MATTERS
                                                                           snapshot

                                        T
This section brought to                      he good news is that most water storages in cot-
                                                                                                                      2: Lachlan Valley – Wyangala
you in association with                      ton production areas are at higher levels than in
                                             2007, with an industry-wide level of 32.4 per
                                                                                                                                        25
                                        cent full. Unfortunately, with some notable excep-
                                                                                                                                        20




                                                                                                                      % full capacity
                                        tions in Queensland, the increase has not yet been
                                        enough to deliver useful increases in allocations.                                              15                         2007–08
                                                                                                                                        10
                                           1: Murrumbidgee – Burrinjuck
                                                                                                                                            5
                                                             50                                                                                             2006–07
                                                                                                                                            0
                                                             40
                                           % full capacity




                                                                                2007–08                                                         Sept       Dec    Mar        June      Sept
                                                             30                                                                                                            Volume
                                                                                                                                                           Capacity                %
                                                                                                                                                                           Sept 1
                                                             20                2006–07                                                                       (ML)                 full
                                                                                                                                                                            (ML)
                                                             10                                                             wyangala dam 1,220,000                         126,000     10%
                                                                                                                            Carcoar dam    36,130                           3,170      8%
                                                              0
                                                                  Sept   Dec        Mar     June      Sept
                                                                                          Volume
                                                                         Capacity                           %
                                                                                          Sept 1
                                                                           (ML)                            full
                                                                                           (ML)
                                           Burrinjuck dam                1,026,000        465,000          45%


                             Full capacity                         Current (ML)           % full     % full
                                  (ML)                            (Sept 1, 2008)          2008       2007
     Queensland                                                                                                          Wyangala Dam
     fairbairn dam               1,301,000                           1,098,000              84         18
     Beardmore dam                  82,000                              31,000              38         16
     Leslie dam                    106,000                              16,000              15          8              3: Macquarie Valley – combined
     New South Wales
                                                                                                                                        30
     glenlyon dam                   254,000                             74,000              29         16
                                                                                                                                        25
                                                                                                                      % full capacity




     pindari dam                    312,000                             90,000              29         35                                                              2007–08
     Copeton dam                  1,362,000                            273,000              20         14                               20
     Split Rock dam                 397,000                             24,000               5          3                               15
     Keepit dam                     425,000                             89,000              20         14                               10
     Burrendong dam               1,188,000                            232,000              17         14                                   5                    2006–07
     windamere dam                  368,000                             89,000              24         23                                   0
     wyangala dam                 1,220,000                            126,000              10         17                                       Sept   Dec       Mar June  Sept
     Burrinjuck dam               1,026,000                            465,000              45         42                                                           Volume
                                                                                                                                                           Capacity          %
     TOTAL                       8,041,000                          2,607,000             32.4       20.0                                                           Sept 1
                                                                                                                                                             (ML)           full
                                                                                                                                                                     (ML)
                                                                                                                           Burrendong dam 1,188,000 232,000                            17%
      Keepit Dam.                                                                                                          windamere dam 368,000     89,000                            24%




                                                                                                                          Burrendong Dam


     78 — COTTON YEARBOOK 2008
•   WA T E R                   M A T T E R S   B Y    VA L M O N T    •     WA T E R        M A T T E R S              B Y    VA L M O N T   •     WA T E R   M A T T E R S   B Y   VA L M O N T   •




     4: Namoi Valley – combined                                                        7: Darling Downs – Leslie
                         20                                                                                                                                              SECTION 5
                                                                                                          25
                                                                                                                                                                            WATER
       % full capacity

                         15                                                                               20




                                                                                        % full capacity
                                                                                                                                   2007–08
                                                       2007–08                                                                                                             MATTERS
                         10                                                                               15
                                                                                                          10
                                                                                                                                                                     This section brought to
                          5                                                                                                                                          you in association with
                                                                                                           5                       2006–07
                                               2006–07
                          0
                                                                                                           0
                              Sept     Dec       Mar       June      Sept                                       Sept         Dec    Mar      June      Sept
                                                Volume                                                                                   Volume
                                       Capacity                       %                                                Capacity                        %
                                                Sept 1                                                                                   Sept 1
                                         (ML)                        full                                                (ML)                         full
                                                 (ML)                                                                                     (ML)
          Keepit dam                    425,000          89,000      20%                  Leslie dam                    106,000           16,000      15%
          Split Rock dam                397,000          24,000      5%


                                                                                       8: Balonne River – Beardmore
      5: Gwydir Valley – Copeton
                                                                                                          100
                       30
                                                                                                           80
                                                                                        % full capacity
                       25                             2007–08
                                                                                                                               2007–08
     % full capacity




                       20                                                                                  60
                       15                                                                                  40
                       10
                                                     2006–07                                               20                       2006–07
                         5
                                                                                                            0
                         0                                                                                      Sept         DecMar   June  Sept
                              Sept     Dec      Mar       June  Sept
                                                                                                                                   Volume
                                                         Volume                                                          Capacity           %
                                       Capacity                   %                                                                 Sept 1
                                                         Sept 1                                                            (ML)            full
                                         (ML)                    full                                                                (ML)
                                                          (ML)                            Beardmore dam                       82,000      31,000      38%
          Copeton dam                  1,362,000         273,000     20%


        Copeton Dam                                                                    9: Emerald – Fairbairn

                                                                                                          100
                                                                                                                                    2007–08
                                                                                                          80
                                                                                       % full capacity




                                                                                                          60
                                                                                                          40
                                                                                                                                          2006–07
                                                                                                          20
                                                                                                           0
                                                                                                                Sept     Dec       Mar     June       Sept
                                                                                                                                         Volume
                                                                                                                       Capacity                        %
                                                                                                                                         Sept 1
     6: Border Rivers – combined                                                                                         (ML)                         full
                                                                                                                                          (ML)
                       50                                                               fairbairn dam                  1,301,000       1,098,000      84%

                       40
     % full capacity




                                                         2007–08
                       30
                       20
                       10                            2006–07

                         0
                              Sept     Dec        June
                                                Mar                  Sept
                                                Volume
                                       Capacity                       %
                                                Sept 1
                                         (ML)                        full
                                                 (ML)
          glenlyon dam                  254,000          74,000      29%
          pindari dam                   312,000          90,000      29%                      Pindari Dam

                                                                                                                                                        COTTON YEARBOOK 2008 — 79

				
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