While some areas are managing well with their water supplies in the current drought, many parts of the New England North West are in a dire situation.
A handful of towns in Liverpool Plains Shire Council are on level 1 restrictions, including Werris Creek, Wallabadah and Premer; meanwhile, the Gunnedah shire goes along steadily with permanent conservation measures.
However, Tamworth, Kootingal and Moonbi are all on level 4 restrictions, with Chaffey Dam sitting at 24.4 per cent. Once it drops below 20 per cent, that'll be upgraded to level 5.
Both Armidale and Guyra are on level 4 restrictions, with the latter's weir expected to run out of water in about 100 days.
Murrurundi is on unprecedented level 6 restrictions. The town ran out of water months ago, and has been carting it in since the start of the year.
Tenterfield is also in a dire situation, with the council creating a new water restriction level (4.5) to buy it more time to come up with a solution. The nearby Jennings is on "extreme water restrictions".
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Uralla, Walcha, Bendemeer and Manilla are all currently sitting on level 3 restrictions.
Glen Innes has ceased pumping from the Beardy Waters Weir and is on level 1 restrictions. Bundarra is also on level 1.