WaterNSW announced on Thursday they will be continuing their airspace operations on Burrinjuck Dam, in preparation for the anticipated wet weather over the coming days.
The dam's storage on Thursday had dropped down to 98 per cent, down from Wednesday's 99.2 per cent, releasing 18 gigalitres a day.
The releases are planned to go down to minimal on Friday in line with Bureau of Meteorology's forecast.
Burrinjuck has received over 378 gigalitres on inflows since June 1, of which 190 gigalitres have been released.
WaterNSW executive manager of system operations Adrian Langdon said: "Strict rules govern flood mitigation pre-releases. Pre-releases can only occur within a window of high confidence that the weather forecast is accurate, usually only days from the predicted rain event.
"A rain event sufficient to warrant pre-releases is also likely to create tributary flow impacts downstream, which could be exacerbated if dam releases that were poorly timed.
"The other key factor is confidence that the rain event will generate sufficient inflows to replace water released for airspace," he said.
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