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What a difference a year makes: wet weather replenishes dams



Sandy banks exposed at Burrinjuck Dam.

Sandy banks were exposed at Burrinjuck Dam, in the Yass Valley, during the prolonged drought. Photo: Sharon Prins Photography.

Water storage at Brogo Dam, north of Bega, has risen from 10 per cent in drought-stricken January 2020 to 101 per cent currently, following a wet and wild year.

It is a similar story across southern NSW, with Blowering Dam at Tumut soaring from below 40 per cent last January to 77.7 per cent this January.

Likewise, Burrinjuck Dam in the Yass Valley has jumped from 30 per cent to 78.4 per cent, while Wyangala Dam, between Goulburn and Cowra, has swelled from 10 per cent to 61.5 per cent.

Water flowing at Burrinjuck Dam.

Burrinjuck Dam at full capacity in recent times. Photo: Water NSW.

A spokesperson for Water NSW says this significant increase…

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