The sun sets on Paradise Dam as recent rain sends about 700ML spilling over its wall a day.
The sun sets on Paradise Dam as recent rain sends about 700ML spilling over its wall a day. Paul Donaldson

Rain feeds dam flow

GOOD rains in the catchment area are sending 700ML of water a day over the top of the Paradise Dam wall.

SunWater regional manager Nev Wogandt said the flow of the water was welcome, and would top up the river system.

He said the dry spring weather had reduced the overflow - which had been spilling all year since the floods - to a trickle over the wall, but recent rain had sent the water tumbling over once again.

"Most of our irrigation customers are lucky we have had the dams full and water available to them," Mr Wogandt said.

He said he expected water levels in the dam to stay high over summer if the wet weather predicted by meteorologists did eventuate.

While the Paradise Dam is at 100% capacity, many of the other water storage sites in the region are slightly down.

Cania Dam is at 98%, Wuruma Dam at 99% and the Fred Haigh Dam at 97%.

The Paradise Dam can hold a maximum 309,260ML of water.

Mr Wogandt said while Paradise Dam did not have gates, there were outlets through which SunWater could release small amounts of water.



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