IT’S been threatening and threatening – and Oberon Dam finally reached 100 per cent capacity on Sunday after a wet first month of spring followed a sodden winter around the district.
Oberon Dam was reported to be at 74.6 per cent storage capacity as recently as late August, and was below 70 per cent at the start of that month.
Oberon’s 162 millimetres of rain recorded for September was well up on the town’s long-term 65mm average.
The town recorded an official 86mm in August, up on the long-term average of 72mm, and 128mm in July, which was well up again on the long-term average of 65mm.
The dam was at 61.98 per cent capacity on July 19, 66.77 per cent capacity on July 26 and 69.2 per cent capacity on August 2.
The dam hit 83 per cent capacity in early September.
Oberon Dam provides water to various areas, including some parts of the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland.