A number of bridges and roads are closed around Dubbo due to flooding.
According to Dubbo Regional Council, the Macquarie River peaked at 6.07 metres on Saturday night. By Sunday morning at 9am it had dropped to 5.82m.
It comes after the city received more than 80 millimetres of rain since 9am on Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology states.
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"Authorities are undertaking a controlled release of water from Burrendong Dam. This is necessary due to the large ongoing inflows into the dam catchment. The controlled release of water entering the Macquarie River will keep levels elevated but below minor flood level at Dubbo," council said on social media.
"Council crews continue to work with emergency services to monitor the situation, protect critical assets and infrastructure, and assist with road closures where required."
WaterNSW said Burrendong Dam had near-record inflows across three days which pushed it to operating capacity.
Between Friday and Sunday the dam received 279 gigalitres. WaterNSW said the extraordinary inflow event peaked at a rate of 220 GL/day on Friday afternoon.
During that period the storage level rose 10 percentage points in less than 24 hours - including a 0.5 per cent rise per hour for 5 hours.
It was not until Sunday when the downstream tributaries were receding, that releases from the dam were able to be increased.
It's currently at 146 per cent capacity.
Due to the flooding across the region, council has announced a number of closures.
For public safety, council has made the decision to close the Troy Bridge at Troy Bridge Road.
"The road sub-surface is saturated. It will reassessed on Monday and further decision made," council's post said.
Yabang Gee Bridge at Tamworth Street is currently not accessible because it's underwater, as is Shibble Bridge near Dundullimal Homestead.
Meanwhile, the unsealed section of Terrabella Road currently under road works construction is closed to all traffic.
"The road is impassable and not suitable for traffic. Road closed signs are in place and council and police advise motorists not to enter or pass the roadblocks - doing so is potentially dangerous," council said.
The Dubbo Visitor Information Centre is also closed.
Council will decide on Monday if it should be reopened.
Up-to-date information on the closures is available via Dubbo Regional Council's social media pages.
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