QUESTIONS have been raised about increased releases from Chaffey Dam as the major water supply largely missed out on the weekend downpour.
Parts of the New England North West region were flooded and the Namoi has been flowing strongly.
However, there was only a trickle into Chaffey Dam.
Since last Thursday, 34mm of rain has been recorded at the dam but the volume of water in Chaffey has reduced by 74 megalitres.
According to Water NSW data, 51 megalitres was released from the dam in the 24 hours up to 9am on Tuesday.
Tamworth Regional Council's latest water consumption figures suggested city residents were using about 20 megalitres per day.
The council has to order surplus to requirements to cater for transmissions losses in the river. Dams elsewhere in the state saw some dramatic inflows.
Sydney's Warragamba Dam has increased its storage by more than 26 per cent in the last week.