It was unlikely water restrictions would be required this coming spring.
This prediction was made according to the Water Usage and Water Resources and the Outlook for 2020 report released to MidCoast Council councillors at the June 24 ordinary meeting.
River flows will remain moderate over the coming months following consistent rain throughout June.
The report outlined decent rainfall and heavy water restrictions had resulted in reduced water usage in the Manning scheme in the first five months of the year.
This was compared to the average of previous years.
The Mid Coast area has a 40 to 55 per cent chance of above average rainfall from June to AugustBureau of Meteorology
On June 1 water use in the Manning scheme was 20.7 per cent below usage in 2019 and 15.4 per cent below the median use since 2013.
In more good news for residents, the flow of the Manning River at Killawarra had significant rises between February and March.
A measurement taken on June 8 showed Bootawa Dam sat at 100.6 per cent.
The Crawford River storage for Bulahdelah was 23 centimetres above the fish passage and three centimetres above the weir.
There is more than 150 days remaining in the on-river storage but water quality is poor.
The Tea Gardens aquifer levels are in the medium range.
The Barrington River has started to flow again.
There was no flow recorded during December 2019 and January 2020.
The off-river storage for the Karuah River (Stroud supply) is 96 per cent full.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Mid Coast area has a 40 to 55 per cent chance of above average rainfall from June to August.
Winter rainfall totals are expected between 50mm and 200mm.
The remainder of the working week was predicted to be mostly sunny with a 40-50 per cent chance of rain on the weekend.
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