Rain over the past couple of days has sent the Hunter's dam levels to their highest in more than three years.
Current levels across the Hunter's four water storage sites - Grahamstown and Chichester dams, and Tomago and Anna Bay sandbeds - is at 89.2 per cent, a rise of 1.6 per cent in the past week, and 2.7 per cent in the last month.
With the chance of daily showers and possible thunderstorms forecast until the middle of next week, there is a strong chance levels will go past the 90 per cent mark, a level we haven't seen in the Hunter since September 2017.
By comparison, this time last year when the state was in a prolonged drought and bushfires raged, Hunter dam levels were hovering at about 55 per cent, before bottoming out in early February of this year at 52.5 per cent.
That's a rise of just under 37 per cent in the past 10 months.
Grahamstown Dam, by far the biggest of our water storage sites, is currently at 91.9 per cent, with Chichester Dam at 100 per cent capacity. Tomago and Anna Bay sandbeds are at 82.8 per cent and 69.2 per cent respectively.
Hunter Water's call to be prudent with water usage continues to resonate. The region was 13 per cent below its predicted monthly water usage for December.
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