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It’s raining!

By Thumper - 26 June 2007 49

And whats more, it is apparently raining in the catchment, you know, that magical place far far away where it never actually rains.

I’m still at a loss as to why we are scheduled to go to Stage 4 water restrictions in a month or so when it has been raining quite nicely for the past two months, if not more.

How can we have been on Stage 3 restrictions in summer when it had not rained for what seemed like years, but now, when it has been raining, we are looking at Stage 4.

Or is it that the magical fairy land of the Kingdom of the catchment somehow misses all this rain?

Someone telling porkies about our water supply? Or maybe just bending the truth to suit a political or economic agenda?


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caf 6:17 pm 02 Jul 07

Just saw this Bill Hicks on Dennis Miller video – the first bit is germane to this thread (then watch the rest, because he was a brilliant, brilliant man).

“Have a look at Kramer’s link to look at Canberra’s figures, not the NATIONAL figures.”

I did, but so what?

Ntp 11:25 pm 27 Jun 07

Woody have you been reading Pratchett?

1. Underpants
2. ????
3. Take over the WORLD!!!

Growling Ferret 9:51 pm 27 Jun 07

I’m just waiting for the first weather presenter to go “Thank god its stopped raining, its great to be back into fine weather”

Fickle mob those weather presenters.

Maelinar 4:52 pm 27 Jun 07

I agree with the this is the shittest drought I’ve ever been in comment.

I’ve never lived throught a drought I didn’t get as wet in. I wouldn’t mind a bit of sun around here.

F-off clouds.

lateralis 4:20 pm 27 Jun 07

Hey Simbo, the web claims that dam levels rose 30mm yesterday…go figure!

betty 3:27 pm 27 Jun 07

VY, like I said, and you quoted, it is the breakdown of water usage NATIONALLY.

Have a look at Kramer’s link to look at Canberra’s figures, not the NATIONAL figures.

thetruth 2:09 pm 27 Jun 07

“And finally we have the water capacity for a population of 450,000….”

I just want to quote Prof Peter Cullen (one of Australia’s leading water experts):

“I think the 1950s to the 1990s was an unusually wet period in Australia, and the period 1920s through to 1950s was perhaps where we are now. But we’ve made all this agricultural settlement in the last 50 years perhaps under unusually wet periods, and now we might be going back to something more normal – or worse with the climate change because there’s not much doubt it’s getting hotter.”

So was the 450,000 population calculated using the unusually wet period (land of plenty times) or the real long term rainfall patterns?

See we are in a crisis / no crisis stage because people don’t think past their noses and into the real issue…. e will need to think about thing very differently if we are to have relatively unrestricted lives.

“According to the ABS, the breakdown of water usage nationally is:

Agriculture – 65%
Water Supply (eg. sewerage) – 11%
Household – 11%
Manufacturing & Industry – 10%
Mining – 2%

The average joe does use more water than industry.”

Are those Canberra figures or Australia wide figures? Personally I don’t see Canberra’s agricultural sector consuming 65% of our water.

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