Despite flood warnings, Murrumbidgee Council is confident the projections hold no concern for the new levee.
The NSW State Emergency service has advised the Murrumbidgee River is predicted to peak in Darlington Point at six metres on Sunday.
Murrumbidgee Mayor Austin Evans said the projection would not trouble the levee.
“The levee is built up to a height seven metres,” he said.
“So at the current prediction it will fall short of posing any threat to the top of the levee.
“Our only concern is if another rain event were to happen that might cause issues but we will have enough warning if that were to happen.”
Murrumbidgee Council general manager Craig Moffitt said council staff would be monitoring the situation closely.
“As a result of the warning council will be closing some storm water drains around town just as a precaution,” he said.
“If a substantial rain event occurs while the gates are closed pumps may be required and residents may wish to check to ensure their own pumps are available and working.
“At this stage service in the town are not expected to be affected at all and we will do our best to keep residents informed of any changes.”
NSW SES Murrumbidgee/Murray Incident Controller Bernard Kates urged people to be cautious.
“The sun is shining again and the river is not obviously rising as you watch it,” he said.
“However, the threat of flooding does not come from local rain. It is the amount of rain that has fallen in the River catchments upstream.”
Murrumbidgee Council reminded residents to never drive, ride or walk through floodwaters.
For emergency help in floods and storms call the NSW SES on 132 500.
At the current prediction it will fall short of posing any threat to the top of the levee.- Murrumbidgee Mayor Austin Evans