Rainfall blesses Paradise
FOLLOWING the recent heavy rainfall in the Burnett region, Paradise Dam has reached more than half of its capacity of 300,000 megalitres.
As of February 11, the dam northwest of Biggenden is at 50.78 per cent capacity, with levels expected to rise further.
Water service provider Sunwater, which is responsible for the dam, has announced that customers in the region will soon get to enjoy the new inflow of water.
Sunwater has stated that it has begun the process of moving the inflow to smaller storages downstream, with any excess going to customers.
The decision comes amid plans to begin works on the dam following a government inquiry into its structural integrity last year.
Paradise Dam is used as an irrigation water storage and services large parts of the Wide Bay-Burnett region.
Sunwater has stated it is working with government departments to begin the water allocation process to residents of the area.