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Upper Hunter cops a drenching


Merriwa, Image from Mark-Jane Smith Facebook

The Upper Hunter copped a drenching over the weekend. 

In parts of the region, around 100ml of rain has been recorded since Thursday as an east coast low brings heavy falls to NSW. 

Merriwa has recorded between 80 and 100ml of rainfall since Thursday last week, there are reports of more than 130 ml outside of Cassilis, around 50ml has fallen at McCullys Gap, 122ml has been recorded at Sandy Hollow.

There are rivers and dams filling up across the region and there is some localised flooding.


Tamworth, Image from Jacqui Impey.

The Golden Highway is closed this morning at MItchell Line of Road at Mount Thorley due to some flooding - there are local diversions in place.

The Upper Allyn is also rising as water continues to flow through in the Upper Hunter. 

The Glenbawn Dam has benefited from the rain as well, with the levels rising around 4 per cent to 38.8 per cent capacity. 



Merriwa, Images Cassandra McLaren.