Thousands remain under evacuation orders, while those allowed to return home mark the beginning of a massive clean-up task.
In Windsor in the Hawkesbury, where water peaked above 14 meters and once again flooded the city’s main bridge, flooding has abated significantly.
The Windsor Bridge is resurfaced, although a roundabout at the far end is still covered.
Huge piles of trash along the roadside are starting to build up, and people are starting to clean up – again – after the flood.
The weather is expected to remain much drier today, allowing more people to go home.
But there is a lot of anger in the community, with more and more calls to raise the level of the Warragamba Dam.
Proponents argue that if the dam wall had been raised just 14 meters, “hundreds” of houses would have been spared the flooding.
Road torn in two by flooding
But authorities say the project would be immense and complicated.
Evacuation orders remain in effect in parts of the Hawkesbury, western Sydney and the Hunter Valley.