Upper Hunter river and dam levels

Filed in Just In by January 13, 2021

UPPER Hunter river levels have risen after significant rainfall and periods of flash flooding brought on by a combination of higher than average rainfall and thunderstorms during December 2020.

See river and dam levels below

Although the Hunter has not been on constant flood watch compared to north coast areas, there has been enough downpour and thunderstorms to bring flash flooding to the region.

The La Niña weather event brought initial widespread rainfall and more thunderstorms are predicted throughout January 2021.

Level 2 water restrictions are to remain for Scone, Aberdeen and Murrurundi water users and level 1 restrictions are to remain for Merriwa and Cassilis residents, with the Glenbawn Dam level currently sitting at 49.5 percent.

Dam levels:

  • Glennies Creek Dam: Up 0.5 percent capacity compared to last week. Now 43.4 percent full and contains 123,507 millilitres of water;
  • Lockstock Dam: Down 3.9 percent capacity compared to last week. Now 101.5 percent full and contains 20,522 millilitres of water;
  • Glenbawn Dam: Up 0.4 percent capacity compared to last week. Now 49.5 percent full and contains 371,620 millilitres of water

River levels (metres):

  • Hunter River (Aberdeen): 2.37 m
  • Hunter River (Denman): 1.924 m
  • Hunter River (Muswellbrook): 1.37 m
  • Hunter River (Raymond Terrace): 0.528 m
  • Hunter River (Glennies Creek): 3.121 m
  • Hunter River (Maison Dieu): 3.436 m
  • Hunter River (Belltrees): 0.704 m
  • Paterson River: 1.984 m
  • Williams River (Dungog): 2.616 m
  • Pages River: 1.311 m
  • Moonan Brook: 0.862 m
  • Moonan Dam: 1.147 m
  • Rouchel Brook:0.939 m
  • Isis River: 0.41 m
  • Wollombi Brook: 0.99 m
  • Bowman River: 0.708 m
  • Kingdon Ponds: 0.05 m
  • Yarrandi Bridge (Dartbrook): 
  • Merriwa River: 0.693 m
  • Bulga River: 2.11 m
  • Chichester River: 1.712 m
  • Carrow Brook: 0.869 m
  • Blandford River: 1.088 m
  • Sandy Hollow River: 2.55 m
  • Wingen River: 0.34 m
  • Cressfield River: 0.55 m
  • Gundy River: 0.652 m
  • Lockstock Dam (water level): 155.982 m
  • Moonan Dam: 1.147 m
  • Glenbawn Dam (water level): 258.192 m
  • Liddell Pump Station: 6.367 m

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