NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey says the rainfall experienced around the state has been an “amazing relief”.
Ms Pavey said what a difference a “good slug of rain makes”.
“We had 38 towns this time last year almost out of water,” she told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“It has been relief.
“To see the farmers finally being able to use their water to put in the crops, to have record wheat harvest.
“Many people say it’s a very dry continent … but it is a very wet continent at times, that is why we need dams, that is why we need to be able to store and manage our water to the best of our abilities.”