Re sprinklers, there is so much sub soil moisture that nobody needs to use sprinklers yet and the ban shoould stay until October.
Re dam levels the reason they are still relatively low, even though we have had the wettest winter in 8 years is because last year was so dry that it took alot more rain than usual to soak the soil before we got runoff.
There will be a decent wet period from 18-22nd of this month which should give them a bit more of a boost. With what I predict will be a relatively wet summer, the dam levels should maintain current levels over the summer and get to well over 50% by the end of next winter. If we manage our water use well.
Rainfall this month = 45.5mm
Rainfall this year = 779.5mm
Heaviest = 66mm (25/06/11)