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Tougher water restrictions imminent as Sydney’s dams rapidly dry up

Sydney is facing further water restrictions as Australia continues to battle the worst drought on record.

Greater Sydney dam levels are currently sitting at 46.6 per cent capacity, edging closer to the limit for tougher measures.

The decline in water since ­August 2017 was the biggest drop in storage ever recorded.

The city is already on level one water restrictions and stage two will be imposed when levels hit 40 per cent, which is expected in February next year.

But NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey tells Steve Price the government is considering implementing these restrictions sooner.

“I think, given the current situation, the government is considering bringing in level two restrictions.

“If it doesn’t rain, it is inevitable.”

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