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Offline NoDrops  
#181 Posted : Wednesday, 4 December 2019 8:27:35 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
We have moved to Level 3 water restrictions as of today. We now are sharing our water with another town downstream as they have run out of water. The dam is presently at 1.04% or 7300 megaliters which the local council says should supply both towns for 2 years.


1.04% will supply two towns for 2 years?
What do you need to do under Level 3 with that amount of water in the dam to make it last 2 years? (Perhaps the local council haven't taken evaporation into account???)

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#182 Posted : Wednesday, 4 December 2019 9:45:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NoDrops Go to Quoted Post
1.04% will supply two towns for 2 years?


Both towns have a combined population of around 3000 people so not a huge demand on supply so hopefully it will last. We have a dedicated pipeline for our supply(as well as emergency bores) but the town downstream pumps their water from the river & only a 1/3rd of that makes it to the holding weir so a lot of lost water along the way.

I don`t trust this council, Tamworth is currently on Level 5 restrictions with 18,000 megalitres to supply 50,000 people but the are still going ahead with the Country Music Festival which brings in another 50,000 people for 10 days. Guess they can`t go without the $$$$$ it brings in.

On level 3 restrictions we can only use water outdoors(no sprinklers) for 15 minutes per day between 6pm & 8pm(or as many buckets as you can carry in 2 hours). Previously we could use a sprinkler or hose between 6pm & 8am.

Previous to the pipeline being constructed in 2014 we always had a severe lack of water so most of the towns folk are pretty conservative concerning the use of water.



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#183 Posted : Tuesday, 10 December 2019 9:09:06 AM(UTC)
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A high temp of 37 yesterday with an overnight low of 22. At 10:00 am it is already 30 degrees, expecting 39 today & for the next day or so. Humidity is also up at around 50% today with a Northerly at 10 knots.

Don`t mind the high temps but the Humidity does me in!
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#184 Posted : Thursday, 12 December 2019 8:32:27 AM(UTC)
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Hot day yesterday with a Max of 39.3. A few thunderstorms from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm delivered 5 mm of rain & some small sparse hail. Temp dropped 14 degrees to 25.2 at 4 pm.
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#185 Posted : Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:52:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
Hot day yesterday with a Max of 39.3. A few thunderstorms from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm delivered 5 mm of rain & some small sparse hail. Temp dropped 14 degrees to 25.2 at 4 pm.


I hope you manage round 2 today with some more storms!
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