The DIggers at The Entrance has provided a home to 142 people, according to an update from Council yesterday.
Another 25 registered to go there.
NSW SES modelling predicted that 1000 Tuggerah Lakes homes have been affected by flood waters.
The water levels were above the major flood level of 1.60 metres when they went to 1.69 metres at 9:15 AM on Thursday, July 7, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
Water levels at Long Jetty fell below the major flood level (1.60 m) by Thursday night.
“The Tuggerah Lake at Long Jetty is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (1.30 m) until Friday afternoon,” BoM said..
Wyong RIver at Gears was 5.97 metres and steady at 6.52am today, Friday, July 8.
The Entrance Channel was open on Thursday with an estimated width of over 105 metres.
“Following flood forecasts above 1.3 metres Tuesday 5 July 2022, Council staff deployed heavy machinery to the site to undertake berm management in accordance with procedure,” Council said.
BoM said The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry peaked at 5.75 metres with major flooding about 8am Wednesday July 6 and was at 4.76 metres and falling Thursday morning.
This morning, Friday, July 8, the river was at 2.97 metres and falling, BoM said at 9.45am.
Flood levels were continuing to rise during Thursday at Gunderman and Spencer at levels higher than the recent March 2022 flood.
“This flood appears to be the largest in the lower Hawkesbury River in the last 100 years,” Council said.
Wisemans Ferry, Gunderman, Spencer, Lower Mangrove, Glenworth Valley, Wendoree Park, Marlow, Bar Point were issued with evacuation orders on July 4.
Meanwhile, the Upper Mooney Dam is 100% full with an overflow volume reducing to about 300mm above the spillway on Thursday, according to Council.
Mangrove Creek Dam is 100% full for the first time since construction was completed in 1982.
The volume of the overflow was stable and relatively low at approximately 600mm above the spillway, on Thursday according to Council.
The Dubbo Gully area of Mangrove Creek was closed to the public due to flooding and access track damage.
“While the overflow from the Mangrove Creek Dam will contribute to the level of the already flooded rivers, it is a relatively low rate and small in comparison to existing catchment flows,” Council said.
“For comparison the current flow over the spillway is less than 2 gigalitres per day, with the Warragamba Dam spilling at 515 gigalitres per day at its peak.
“The dam level remains significantly below any levels that require activation of the Dam Emergency Plan.”
Mardi Dam is 85% full.
Council said crews were on the ground and providing daily advice to impacted communities as required.