Queensland opts not to lower dams before wet season
The Queensland Government has announced it will not lower dam levels ahead of this year’s wet season, citing recommendations made by the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report
“This decision has been made taking into account both the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report and advice from the Bureau of Meteorology, Seqwater, the Department of Environment and Resource Management, the Queensland Water Commission and the SEQ Water Grid Manager,” State Natural Resources Minister Rachel Nolan said.
“The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report recommended that we should temporarily reduce the level at Wivenhoe Dam if the Bureau of Meteorology makes a similar wet season forecast to that made for 2010-11.”
Ms Nolan said the decision would be revised each time the Bureau adjusted its forecasts.