Murray water storage at unprecedented lows - Irrigators along the entire Murray River system face water restrictions if drought conditions continues into Autumn next year. The Murray Darling Basin Commission says water storages in the basin are at unprecedented lows and could leave some dams empty by next year. The Commission's chief executive Don Blackmore, says the prospects for irrigators are bleak, but at this stage he can't predict the extent of the water restrictions. “Certainly in terms of the security in having Dartmouth 80 per cent full at the start of the season, and ending up with it 17 per cent full - that drought reserve doesn’t exist. “It’s pretty hard to predict. We can certainly (over the next few months) the probabilities of getting various allocation and we’ll certainly be making that available.”