Saturday, October 9, 2010

Is the Drought Over?

As you can see from the above graph, after a long period of standing at about 50% capacity, Canberra's dams are now at around 80% capacity. All the dams in the Western catchment in the Brindabella-Namadgi mountains are near capacity. Googong to the east which is half the total capacity is only at 60%. But that too is an improvement. As we flew into Canberra on Thursday we could see that the Eastern half of Lake George in now full of water. That's the most I've ever seen. I suppose that that is about a 1m depth. The historic shoreline is at 2m depth. The prehistoric shoreline, within the last 1000 years is at 17m! So far things seem to be following the prediction in one of my first blogposts.

Image of Lake George in August from Wikipedia

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