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Chaffey Dam rises, Liverpool Plains faces $1m in damages

LEFT: Chaffey Dam at the weekend. RIGHT: Chaffey Dam just before Christmas. Pictures: Geoff Dunn

After some much-needed rain, the levels in Chaffey Dam have gone a different way than what Tamworth residents are used to.

The levels have risen to 13.8 per cent, after being recorded at 12.97 per cent on Thursday.

Armidale's main supply, Malpas Dam, also registered a rise with its capacity now sitting at 35.6 per cent.

Meanwhile, Liverpool Plains Shire suffered significant damage to local roads and water infrastructure following recent storm events.

Council is seeking a natural disaster declaration as there is an estimated damages bill of at least one million dollars.

A number of crews have been deployed to commence clean up and remediation works following the two nights of severe storm activity.

The assessment of the significant damage done to the Quipolly raw water pipeline is currently underway.

Werris Creek is relying on treated water already in the system to meet current community needs, however, level 5 restrictions have been activated to conserve the supply while work is underway to repair the damage.


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