The downpour this week has led to Paradise Dam overflowing. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The downpour this week has led to Paradise Dam overflowing. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Dams overflow after rain

DAMS in the region are bursting at the seams after a huge influx of water around the area.

Paradise Dam has taken as much as it can handle and began running over in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Paradise Dam Kiosk manager Gale Aberdein said she was thrilled when the water began to run over the wall about 7am.

“We have only had about 26mm here but I’ve heard they had about 100ml in Gayndah and that all runs in here,” she said.

Mrs Aberdein said the dam last spilled over in March this year after several days of rain.

“It is really awesome to see,” she said.

SunWater media adviser Glenn Pfluger said Paradise Dam water was 10cm above the spillway crest and discharging at a rate of about 3800 megalitres per day.

Boondooma Dam was also on the rise, yesterday overflowing for the first time since 1998. “Water is currently 6cm above spillway crest and discharging at a rate of approximately 750 megalitres per day,” Mr Pfluger said.



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