Riverina water supply: region's authorities due for state talks over dam levels

The Riverina's water authorities are not anticipating any changes to supply or usage restrictions for most of this year, but there is concern over dwindling dam levels.

The region's access to water from major dams is controlled by the state government, which is set to begin talks with water authorities about the impact of drought conditions.

Goldenfields Water, which supplies water in bulk to Young and other parts of Hilltops Shire and also supplies Bland, Coolamon, Junee, Temora and parts of Cootamundra-Gundagai and Narrandera council areas, is not predicting any changes to restrictions.

Goldenfields production and services manager Geoff Veneris said he was confident of maintaining supplies across the authority's groundwater, river and dam sources.

"The only time we would look at water restrictions is if the state put restrictions on dam supplies," he said.

"At the moment we have got no issues with our extraction licence entitlement."

Riverina Water engineering director Bede Spannagle said the authority, which supplies Wagga City, Greater Hume Shire, Lockhart Shire and part of Federation council areas, was also not expecting changes to its water 'conservation' levels.

"It's a concern that the dams are only at 30 per cent at this time of year; we are keeping a close watch on them," he said.

Burrinjuck and Blowering dams, were at 30 and 32 per cent capacity on Wednesday of last week.

Both dams were at 40 per cent or more during May 2017.