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#1372745 - 11/04/2016 10:14 Copperlode Dam level
Rainwater Offline
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The BOM site doesn't appear to have updated the copperlode dam level data for the past month:

BOM

I am fond of tracking this but can't find another site. Can anyone point me to another tracking site?


Edited by Rainwater (11/04/2016 10:15)

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#1372766 - 11/04/2016 14:48 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Brett Guy Offline
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Don't know a site but i know it is around 82-83% atm. If nothing else you could check the councils pages.

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#1372770 - 11/04/2016 16:28 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Rainwater Offline
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Thanks Brett, I'm sure it is around that level but I like to keep abreast of every 10th of one percent!! I keep an eye on the rain radar and see it pouring in the catchment or wait through a dry week - no change in the level :-(

I used to look at the council page but it doesn't seem to be up anymore.


Edited by Rainwater (11/04/2016 16:29)

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#1373031 - 14/04/2016 07:01 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Rainwater Offline
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In the absence of any major rain events I'm wondering what the level will look like in December? My guess is somewhere around 60%?

Call me crazy but I'm always worrying about the dam even though I have no control over it.


Edited by Rainwater (14/04/2016 07:02)

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#1373032 - 14/04/2016 07:05 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Brett Guy Offline
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Likely lower i would say(barring any rain events as you say). Possibly a lot lower. I guess we just have to cross our fingers and hope this potential La nina gets a move on and develops through winter and spring.

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#1373088 - 14/04/2016 20:58 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
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It looks as though todays showers may have caused a very minor rise slightly more than the normal up's and downs

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031205.plt.shtml

from the link you provided -2.1m equated to 83.2%, so current level is -1.77m according to
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ60291.html

Going by recent history, hard to see it get down to 60% let alone below.


Edited by Ronfishes (14/04/2016 21:04)
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#1373960 - 26/04/2016 18:44 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Ronfishes]
Rainwater Offline
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Late reply but thanks for those links Ronfishes! They are actually better than the one I was looking at, which is still not being updated.


Edited by Rainwater (26/04/2016 18:46)

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#1376798 - 27/05/2016 10:43 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Rainwater Offline
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I sent a message on Wednesday to the Met Bureau as follows:

"The Copperlode Dam level is something I like to keep up with all the time, usually from here:
http://water.bom.gov.au/waterstorage/awris/ftr#urn:bom.gov.au:awris:common:codelist:feature:lakemorris
Unfortunately this site doesnt get updated consistently and it can be very inaccurate, there are gaps as long as a month or so and right now it is way out. I know the data is being recorded from checking http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031205.plt.shtml
Perhaps your IT department could fix this"

The reply from a Senior Hydrologist in WA:

"I checked the link today and it is update till 19/05/2016, or about a week behind. Unfortunately we receive its data from our data provider with a 7 day delay. Therefore, this site would usually show a 7 days latency. Sometimes this latency might increase due to the issue with the data supply from our data provider or issue in ingesting the data at our system. We apologise for any inconvenience that may cause due to this latency.

Kind Regards
---------------------
Senior Hydrologist
Urban Water Balance Unit
Bureau of Meteorology
> Climate and Water Division
> Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology,
PO Box 1370 West Perth WA 6872
Level 3, 1 Ord St, West Perth, Western Australia"

If you look at the graph the long straight lines where nothing is being updated only started at the beginning of March. From the reply it appears that who ever is supplying the data is no longer doing so in a timely way. I wonder who supplies the data to the up-to-date site? Someone else?


Edited by Rainwater (27/05/2016 10:48)

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#1396924 - 12/12/2016 11:55 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Rainwater Offline
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Almost 5 weeks since the last dam level update. If this is a delay with latency due to "data supply from data provider" then I think they need to get a new provider. Not good enough.

BOM


Edited by Rainwater (12/12/2016 11:58)

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#1396937 - 12/12/2016 13:50 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Brett Guy Offline
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73% yesterday. I doubt this rain made any difference

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#1397013 - 13/12/2016 07:20 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Brett Guy]
Rainwater Offline
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Sounds about right looking at the graph. Based on the last 5 years it seems to fill up with rain events from late December to mid February.

I just wish they would keep their graph up to date for those of us with dam level obsessive compulsive disorder.

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#1397016 - 13/12/2016 07:37 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Brett Guy Offline
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I reckon this rain might have done a bit though. Solid enough here that i have no doubt some of it would have made it up to the dam.

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#1430144 - 08/08/2017 06:12 Re: Copperlode Dam level [Re: Rainwater]
Rainwater Offline
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Lol - check out the BOM link for Copperlode Dam now. I think their data entry guy or girl needs to get off the drugs.

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/sites/state?storage=Lake%20Morris

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