CHAFFEY DAM has cracked the 90 per cent full mark as water continues to gush in after heavy rain drenched the catchment.
Last time the dam was at 90 per cent was back in October 2017, more than three-and-a-half years ago.
The Peel River was flowing with force into the dam on Friday morning, with the water gauge just upstream of the dam clocking a river level of more than 2m overnight.
Chaffey Dam was holding 93,000ML of water on Friday morning, which is enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool more than 37,200 times.
The large inflows come after a night of heavy rain across the region.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) rain gauge at Tamworth airport clocked close to 15mm of the wet stuff across the past two days.
The head of the Peel River, near Nundle, was drenched with more than 40mm of rain across the same time period.
The forecast indicates the rest of Friday could be wet for Tamworth, with more rain expected on Saturday before the storm clouds clear.
The Peel River was surging through the city on Friday morning after widespread rain, but a flood watch initially issued on Thursday morning has not been upgraded.
Some roads across the region have been closed due to flash flooding and water pooling, Tamworth Regional Council confirmed.
Locals have been reminded to never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
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