MAJOR storage dams all around Bathurst remain in robust health according to the latest figures from Water NSW.
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Wyangala Dam, on the Lachlan River south-west of Bathurst, is 98.8 per cent of capacity; Oberon Dam, on the Fish River south of Bathurst, is 100 per cent; and Burrendong Dam, on the Macquarie downriver of Bathurst, is 117 per cent.
Burrendong's turnaround has been particularly dramatic.
It was at less than 1.5 per cent of capacity in early 2020 and preparations were being made to pump its remnant storage water for the first time and take water from Windamere Dam.
But a wet 2021 transformed it: in nine days to September 1 last year alone, Burrendong went from 87 per cent to 98.2 per cent.
Oberon Dam, meanwhile, was below 30 per cent in early 2020 and dropping by 0.5 per cent a week but has also had a big rebound since.
Chifley Dam was at 100.4 per cent early last month, when Bathurst Regional Council last provided an update.
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