Thursday, March 01, 2012

Soggy Sydney


"Summer" ended here in Sydney as it had begun, wet and soggy.

This graphic from the Sydney Morning Herald shows the  water levels in Sydney's main dam. You can see the impact of the long drought. Now water is about to wash over the dam spill way for the first time in a very long while.

The March outlook for central and southern NSW can be described in one word - soggy. It's actually quite remarkable how one set of conditions can be replaced by another.

You can see from the graphic that the Sydney desalination plant was announced right at the end of the long drought, coming on-line right in the middle of a wet period. Such is life!

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