Winter ends and the drought continues

South East Queensland is in serious drought this year, in spite of the current rains. I thought I’d just list the dam capacities of the Easter Seaboard with their sources as a point of reference for future benefit, as well as point out some useful resources on this subject.

South East Queensland Dam Storage: 36.5%
NSW Dam Storage: 38%
Victorian Dam Storage: 53%

Of course, John Quiggin notes that part of the major problem Australia faces with water restructions and drought is inadequate planning. Given the issues with our climate, there are always going to be inequities with water availability, thus careful planning about water conservation really needs to be addressed, and urgently.

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