Rain­fall blesses Par­adise

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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