Recent rainfall, of which made the roads rather dangerous because they were under a foot or so of water, has apparently made its way into our previously ailing dams.
The combined levels of Bendora, Corin and Googong dams was 60.3 per cent of capacity yesterday, the highest since November 2002.
It is also a vast improvement on this time last year when the combined dam level was just below 48 per cent.
However, this is a combined figure so lets look at the individual figures which make interesting reading given that water is now being pumped into Googong.
Bendora is at 100% (Yes, read it again, 100%), Corin is at 93% and Googong, where the water is being pumped is a miserly 37%, which begs the question, did we need to spend that $25 million on the pumping?
One could be tempted to say yes, given that Googong is so low. But that overall figure of 60% tends to say that either it was a waste of money, or that Googong really is in the wrong spot.
Whatever the case, it would appear that our water restrictions could be eased.
Now, this begs the question, we appear to be doing quite well on the restrictions we have, therefore it would make sense to keep them in place until after summer, given that it does not rain a hell of a lot in summer in Canberra. This way we are sure to have even more water storage if predicted autumn rains eventuate.
Anyway, CT article is here: