The Murrumbidgee Shire Council is fearful of another flood before it can complete almost $8m worth of repairs to local roads from the March floods.
The Shire's General Manager Carolyn Upston says everyone is nervous about the high level of Blowering and Burrinjuck dams, and it would not take much more rain to repeat the March disaster.
She says during the drought there was a complacency about floods and state roads were built that have caused a change in the reach of floodwater.
"State highways have been built up above the level and they acted as mini-levees in diverting water and preventing it from its natural path," she said.
"So it's gone to places where previously we've not experienced flood waters, or if we have experienced them it has been a greater volume of water and more damage."
Ms Upston says there is not one road in the shire that was not damaged in the March flood.
She says locals are nervously watching weather forecasts and the high dam levels upstream.
"Our river is now running extremely high and the dams are at capacity," she said.
"Our whole shire is fearful of another major flood.
"You know we don't need much more rain now for our river to flood and everything is still wet and there's an extraordinary amount of water lying around.
"One of the things that hampered us to this point are that some of the roads are still under water, and some of the areas are water damaged so we couldn't start work."
Ms Upston says there is a call to lower the level of Murrumbidgee storage dams and put the water in downstream weirs, to alleviate the risk of flooding.
"Council has suggested to NSW Water that they open the weirs downstream from the things to lower the river levels at the moment" she said.
"The river levels are so high, that if they do have to do an emergency release of water from the dams, we're going flood, there's no doubt about it."
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