Fitzroy: Key findings

For the water account period 1 July 2020–30 June 2021

  • Total annual rainfall was below average for the fourth consecutive year.
  • End-of-year storage was 25% full compared to 22% full the previous year.
  • Water taken for consumptive water use was 612 GL, 6% less than last year.

Climate and water


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494 mm

below the average of 674 mm


Streamflow icon

below average

for most of the year


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25% full


13% more than last year

Water use

Water sourced

Graph showing breakdown of water sources used in the Fitzroy region. A total of 612 GL of water was used in the region in 2020–21. Surface water made up 82% of total water sourced. Groundwater made up 18% of the water sourced.

Water supplied

Graph showing breakdown of water users in the Fitzroy region. A total of 612 GL of water was supplied to users in 2020–21. 80% of total water supply was for individual users. 19% was for the irrigation scheme and 1% was for the urban system.

* Includes non-allocated water use

Water status


318 GL

total surface water and groundwater allocations

Water availability

1,815 GL

surface water available in 2020–21


77% less than average



in storage expected during the 2021–22 year