Rivers and streams rise again

Rivers and streams rise again

The water is creeping towards the spillway at Blowering Dam.
The water is creeping towards the spillway at Blowering Dam.

The creeks, rivers, streams and dams around Tumut have risen again overnight after rain of between 25mm to 30mm fell in the area.

Tumut Bureau of Meteorology rainfall recorder Graham Garnett had 27mm in his gauge this morning, while Blowering Dam received 29.4mm and has risen to almost 96 per cent.

The Gilmore Creek has again spread across the low-lying area to the north-west of the Tumut township, while the Adelong Creek and Goobarragandra River have also risen.

The Gilmore Creek, from Gocup Road, this morning.
The Gilmore Creek, from Gocup Road, this morning.

The Tumut River, which reached 2.2m on Friday, above the minor flood level of 2m, is also rising, and was recorded at 1.48m at 8.30am today.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more rain for tomorrow, most likely in the afternoon or evening, with the possibility of 20m-30mm falling.

 

A graph showing the rise of Blowering Dam over the past couple of weeks.
A graph showing the rise of Blowering Dam over the past couple of weeks.