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#1412536 - 15/03/2017 13:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Vinnie Offline
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I thought in Townsville you turn aircon on in late August and then leave it on 24/7 until early June the following year smile

I wonder if next year or the year after Townsville will have a wetter or very wet year . Dry year pattern has to break eventually. Maybe a flood ?


Edited by Vinnie (15/03/2017 13:18)
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#1412542 - 15/03/2017 13:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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SBT. ECL are stronger then any other weather event *troll face* but seriously wtf. An ECL in march is fecked. I really hope we get a late season drenching soon. That being said I was shocked to see black river still flowing and not just a trickle. Its not a bad flow to it.

Showers and small storms are forming. Looks like a nw flow. Might see some wide spread falls up here later but doubt it.
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MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
Mar 2017: 246.3mm (avg 468.4mm)
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#1412557 - 15/03/2017 14:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Not much of a feed at this stage. The cells are forming and dropping on the spot. Maybe we might see some movement shortly.

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#1412568 - 15/03/2017 15:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Yeah I noticed that over time, not doing much. I thought I saw a flow but thought wrong lol

oh well lol
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
Mar 2017: 246.3mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 912.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1412592 - 15/03/2017 17:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Reposting my first post on a Far North thread:

Hi guys, I've just joined the forum. I found it while searching on Hell's Gate Dam. Anyone know of an informative site on that? I'm particularly interested on capacity: I recall that it will hold multiples of the Burdekin Falls Dam.

But on the topic, I'm in Townsville, I have dead trees and no grass and there is little prospect that our water restrictions will be lifted this year. I am getting the yard landscaped with a lot of paving and gravel. :sigh:
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#1412635 - 15/03/2017 20:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Welcome Hanrahan.

Nice cell to the west of CT right now. Great light show and a bit of rumbling. I hope it makes it.

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#1412636 - 15/03/2017 20:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Wezza Offline
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It's right on our doorstep, hopefully we'll get a few mmm out of it slippery.

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#1412646 - 15/03/2017 21:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Wezza Offline
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Well, we missed most of it at our place. Went for a drive into town and it was raining quite nicely there though.

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#1412648 - 15/03/2017 21:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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3.5mm here Wezza.

Most of the real heavy stuff slipped to the south of us.

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#1412654 - 15/03/2017 22:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Wezza Offline
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Yeah just not quite in the right spot for us. Yesterday was too far north and today too far south.

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#1412661 - 15/03/2017 22:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
Min March record was broken overnight. 27.9c eclipsing the old record of 27.4c on march 19 1990.


should also note the same temp was recorded on 2 march 1994 too!!

a lot of haze about tonight,

and welcome Hanrahan, great to have you with us.
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#1412681 - 16/03/2017 09:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
*sigh*
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
Mar 2017: 246.3mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 912.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1412737 - 16/03/2017 14:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Hanrahan]
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Registered: 14/03/2010
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Originally Posted By: Hanrahan
Reposting my first post on a Far North thread:

Hi guys, I've just joined the forum. I found it while searching on Hell's Gate Dam. Anyone know of an informative site on that? I'm particularly interested on capacity: I recall that it will hold multiples of the Burdekin Falls Dam.

But on the topic, I'm in Townsville, I have dead trees and no grass and there is little prospect that our water restrictions will be lifted this year. I am getting the yard landscaped with a lot of paving and gravel. :sigh:

The 2nd stage of the Burdekin dam will hold more than the proposed Hell's Gate dam and a lot cheaper to build, but it will be up to Sunwater which gets built first as they have to have enough allocation for the water usage to be viable because they are first and foremost agriculture projects......quote
https://gulftodarling.com/2013/02/14/the...resource-water/
"Two storage facilities east of the Divide have been the subject of continuing assessment over the years.

The Burdekin Dam spans Australiaís third largest river and stores 1.86 million ML with an annual flow of approx. 10 million ML. Proposals for a stage two increase in storage capacity to 8.5 million ML and the introduction of a 37MW hydro-power facility below the dam wall (generating sufficient power for 9,500 homes annually) are subject to assessment.

Upstream from the Burdekin Dam is a proposal for the Hellís Gate Dam 100m wide in a deep narrow gorge capable of storing 5.72million ML and also having optional hydro-power facilities."

It also should be noted that the Hell's Gate dam will take a lot longer to build than the Burdekin upgrade and could be well over 10 years to see water from it if was started right now so don't expect it to be Townsville's saving grace just yet.


Edited by Red Watch (16/03/2017 14:11)

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#1412751 - 16/03/2017 14:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Hanrahan]
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Also Hanrahan this is a quote from the Hellís Gate Dam Feasibility Study Overview as to how long the study will take.
"Townsville Enterprise is currently finalising funding arrangements with the State and Federal Governments. This process should be complete in late January 2017. In recognition of the level of public interest and expectation, and importance of the timely delivery of the Hellís Gate Dam Feasibility Study for government decision making processes, Townsville Enterprise is commencing the EOI phase of the consultancy procurement process prior to funding being available. This will allow the procurement process to proceed with the appointment of the successful consultancy firm anticipated in March 2017.
Once started, the study will take approximately 12 months to complete."
http://www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au/e...am-overview.php


Edited by Red Watch (16/03/2017 14:57)

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#1412753 - 16/03/2017 15:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Of course no dams are going to be built till after the new staduim is built as local government still think townsville foesnt have a water problem.

Sorry red just had to have a crack ..meant in good humor
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#1412760 - 16/03/2017 15:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: tsunami]
Red Watch Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsunami
Of course no dams are going to be built till after the new staduim is built as local government still think townsville foesnt have a water problem.

Sorry red just had to have a crack ..meant in good humor

So we have to wait to 2020 to start the dam .......bugger. cry

"Preparatory works on the site are expected to begin in 2017 but building of the stadium structure will commence in early 2018.

The North Queensland Cowboysí new home ground is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 NRL season."

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#1412764 - 16/03/2017 16:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I get sick of saying every year it cant get any worse. Yet it does.
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#1412765 - 16/03/2017 16:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Least youll have a new stadium to watch the desert travv. Baahaaa
No no not funny
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#1412852 - 16/03/2017 21:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: tsunami]
Red Watch Offline
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Loc: Townsville
Originally Posted By: tsunami
Least youll have a new stadium to watch the desert travv. Baahaaa
No no not funny

http://www.sunwater.com.au/home/contact-us
Baahaaa 😁


Edited by Red Watch (16/03/2017 21:59)

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#1412879 - 17/03/2017 03:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I like that post redwatch
Sun water wont be around long as it will get bought out and renamed SUN.
Hehe
You can tell there snt much rain as bout to talk over
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