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Dams near Sydney overflow as Australia braces for more floods | Recent downpours have brought relief to areas ravaged by bushfires and drought—as well as chaos and destruction to towns and cities along the eastern seaboard

Dams near Sydney overflow as Australia braces for more floods | Recent downpours have brought relief to areas ravaged by bushfires and drought—as well as chaos and destruction to towns and cities along the eastern seaboard

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  1. Relief can say that but now everything flooding. Can’t win it’s a tough life here

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://phys.org/news/2020-02-australia-braces.html) reduced by 70%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Dams near Sydney overflowed Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country's east.

    > On Thursday, Nepean Dam south of Sydney was at full capacity and spilling over, with video footage showing excess water cascading over the dam wall and downstream.

    > Two other dams in New South Wales, Tallowa and Brogo, were also overflowing and more dams could reach capacity in the coming days, a WaterNSW spokesman told AFP. Sydney's dams have seen water levels spike dramatically-the Nepean was just a third full less than a week ago-though many inland areas are facing severe water shortages missed out on the flows.

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