HUNDREDS knew one way to see out the year. And that was on the water at Chaffey Dam.
As summer sets in with warm temperatures and afternoon storms that have brought little relief to the region by way of rain, holidaymakers are flocking to the region’s dams to beat the heat.
With little rain forecast for the week, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, dams’ water levels continue to drop.
Chaffey Dam is currently 85.3 per cent full, dropping from 99.01 per cent capacity on January 1, 2017.
It was in October 2016 that the heavens helped write history when Chaffey Dam hit 100 per cent capacity.
It marked the first time the dam hit capacity since its $46 million augmentation, which bolstered its size from 62,000 to 100,500 megalitres – or 40,000 Olympic swimming pools.
With no rain on the radar, it might be a while until history repeats itself.
Around the region, Dungowan Dam is currently 53.99 per cent full, Copeton Dam is at 42.4 per cent capacity, and Lake Keepit 39.7 per cent.