Record rain fall, reservoir continues to overflow
Record rain has provided the local catchment, creeks and streams with sufficient rain to fill lakes, dams and water tanks.
The rain continues to fall delivering another 6mm in our rain gauge overnight. Candowie Reservoir and Treatment Plant Supervisor Brett Beaumont indicating “We are only 7mm off breaking our average 104 year record for August and we are less than a week in.”
“The reservoir is getting a good flush with approximately 30ML a day on average flowing over the spillway” Brett said.
Westernport Water Managing Director, Murray Jackson, reflected on this years rainfall records commenting “five of seven months this year have already received greater than average falls based on our records over the last century.”
“Our permanent residents also need to be congratulated on their continuous water saving developments. Records indicate reduced water usage every month excluding our high demand tourism periods.”
Westernport Water storage currently has over double the volume compared to this time last year. “At a time when water is scarce it’s a shame we could not store it all.” Murray Jackson Said.
The local area including parks, gardens and sporting facilities are all thriving and the area will look green for the many world class sporting and tourism events this summer.
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