Rain has been flowing steadily from the skies, but how much do we really need to put our water situation on an even keel?
Statistics from Weatherzone show Griffith has had 33.8 milliliters of rain since Saturday, with Leeton coping 14.2.
In meetings across the state last year, Water NSW said that it would take a fair bit just to moisten the dry creek and river beds, before water could pool to a usable amount.
Irrigators, like Leo Ieraci, will have no high security allocation left come March early April, having needed to irrigate their plants months earlier than normal.
The price of water is sitting at around $800 a megalitre - and will cost Mr Ieraci close to $8000 just to keep his plants alive.
This is nothing new - the past six months have seen the lowest recorded inflows in history.
As with much of NSW, more intense or persistent wet weather is needed in the Murrumbidgee region to improve water availability.Department for Planning, Industry and Environment
The Department for Planning, Industry and Environment said there was "widespread but patchy" rainfall recorded in January, but more rain is needed to make a difference in water security.
"Water allocations already made do take into account some future inflow, and falls were limited around Griffith, so no further allocations can be made at this time," a spokeswoman explained.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the recent rainfall has been beneficial for some drought and fire affected areas.
However, it will take several months of well-above average rainfall to see a recovery from current long-term rainfall deficiencies.