GOOD falls of the rain over the Shoalhaven River catchment earlier this week have quenched the threat of possible water restrictions.
A reduced flow of water in the Shoalhaven River meant Shoalhaven Water had stopped pumping water out of the river at Burrier last month.
The region was facing possible water restrictions within two weeks.
But with the region receiving its average rainfall for January in just one day, as well as good falls in the catchment area, flows in the Kangaroo River have increased dramatically.
In fact water flowing down the Kangaroo River at Hampden Bridge and into Tallowa Dam at Kangaroo Valley increased from 29 megalitres per day to 19,000 megalitres in the space of 24 hours.
Shoalhaven Water director Carmel Krogh said that while the flow in Kangaroo River had now steadied, it had caused Tallowa Dam to spill.
“That increased flow allowed us to resume pumping on Tuesday,” she said.
“As well as increased flows in the Kangaroo River arm, we have also had increased readings at Fossicker Flats in the Shoalhaven arm and it is steadily rising.
“Water taken from the river will be held in storage at Bamerang Dam near West Nowra.
“We don’t know how long that will take us through to, but at this stage there is now no threat of water restrictions in the foreseeable future.”