Drought Continues in a Sea of Water


As incredible as it may sound, there seems that relief from the prolonged drought that has held eastern Australia in its vice grip for over four years is still a long way off, this despite the cyclonic activity of the last few days.

Though catchment areas in the hunter received up to a year’s supply of water thus far, other catchment areas have received very little in comparison. Sydney’s Warragamba Dam is still only about 37% full and many other areas remain on extremely strict water restrictions. In my region, water supply capacity is already at 100% in many areas, but our supply was already very close to this level prior to the wild weather of the last few days. The regions that needed the rain have largely missed out.

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