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#1423715 - 19/05/2017 10:25 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Dawgggg Offline
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Was it running a banker wezza?

Mt fullstop Still rising
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#1423720 - 19/05/2017 10:47 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not quite right across at the car bridge, maybe 3/4. But still rising.

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#1423721 - 19/05/2017 10:53 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Dawgggg]
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And there we have it Trav - jagged the rainfall overnight and this morning and we have a few months supply into the dam. At about 3.5% per month draw down hopefully around 3 extra months supply if we can get the 10% inflow. Unfortunately there was a reasonable amount of rain required to prime the catchments for runoff.

Brilliant event and not one we have seen for a long time. However as you say why cant this happen in summer when we might have seen 2 or 3 times the totals with a real monsoonal influence...grrrrr


Edited by CuNimJim (19/05/2017 10:53)
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#1423724 - 19/05/2017 10:58 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Good to see some nice totals around Townsville for a change....
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#1423731 - 19/05/2017 11:52 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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250mm total for whole event.
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#1423748 - 19/05/2017 13:11 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Mick10
been moderate rain most of the morning, nothing exceptionally heavy in kirwan. i havent emptied the gauge, but looks like 50mm since yesterday arvo.

Mick, could you tell me what geographic points, width and furthest point from the dam wall that would indicate were your dam catchment actually is.
Catchment map (pdf file), the dam's catchment being "Ross River (upper) Catchment":
https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/water/policy/pdf/plans/ross-river-plan.pdf

The catchment basically starts at the eastern slopes of the hervey range and the river is 49klms long with 26klms of it below the dam wall.


Edited by Red Watch (19/05/2017 13:26)

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#1423753 - 19/05/2017 13:31 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like the trough has almost crossed so looks like that could be all till next time.

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#1423754 - 19/05/2017 13:36 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Rhubarb Offline
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Latest dam readings of the council website at 7am this morning:

Ross River Dam = 19%
Paluma Dam = 97%

And off the Sun Water website at 12 noon

Burdekin Falls Dam = 98.6%

NO WAY ON THIS PLANET SHOULD WE HAVE SUCH RIDICULOUS WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR TOWNSVILLE ..............

We are literally p*^s@+g our resources away .... time to stop and get real people - enough is enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!

If we all started watering all the time, the courts would be unable to cope and a revolution just might make the pollies sit up and take notice for the first time. We have waited far too long for this to be fixed.
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2017: May 19th: 46mm
2017: May 18th: 113 mm Whopee ..................
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#1423755 - 19/05/2017 13:43 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Rhubarb Offline
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Ho hum ........... rant over, now going for a nap Zzzzzzzzz
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Rainfall
2017: May 19th: 46mm
2017: May 18th: 113 mm Whopee ..................
2017: May 17th: 22 mm
2017: To date: 642.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1423763 - 19/05/2017 15:37 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Can some fix this up that would be great thanks? I been trying to get onto mick10 about it's that is all thanks.

We had a lot of rain here mate about 55:37mm of since 6pm last night mate and the last 24 hour we had about 25.91mm of rain.
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Just update you that is all mate.

We had a lot of rain here mate about 55.37mm of since 6pm last night mate and the last 24 hour we had about 25.91mm of rain.

Just update you that is all mate.

this is how much rain we got. > p 24 h 35.81mm 05/15/17 122.69mm




Edited by Mathew (19/05/2017 15:39)
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#1423767 - 19/05/2017 16:06 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Mathew]
Mathew Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mathew
Can some one fix this up that would be great thanks? I been trying to get onto mick10 about it's that is all thanks.

We had a lot of rain here mate about 55:37mm of since 6pm last night mate and the last 24 hour we had about 25.91mm of rain.
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Just update you that is all mate.

We had a lot of rain here mate about 55.37mm of since 6pm last night mate and the last 24 hour we had about 25.91mm of rain.

Just update you that is all mate.

this is how much rain we got. > p 24 h 35.81mm 05/15/17 122.69mm


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#1423768 - 19/05/2017 16:25 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yes I was happy while it was raining, grumpy now though. We need a shed load more than we got and sure it will delay pumping by a couple of weeks but the fact remains that our present dam is woefully inadequate and it will never be anything but the best worst solution to our water security.
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#1423772 - 19/05/2017 16:56 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: SBT]
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Yeah I am with you there I say might God is watching all of us I mean to say before.

He may bring more rain to us all that is need it's.


Edited by Mathew (19/05/2017 17:02)
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#1423796 - 19/05/2017 23:18 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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what an awesome event!!

38.8mm and 132.8mm, not sure what i had today, probs 5mm. yearly total now up to 692.mm all of a sudden.
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#1423808 - 20/05/2017 08:45 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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It still not making sense to me that it cant rain in summer.

Incredible rain event. The rain wasnt overly heavy but it was consistant!

Yards a swamp and lifes good.
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#1423814 - 20/05/2017 10:04 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
37mm Wednesday
156mm Thursday
9mm Friday
202mm for the event.
Yard is a swamp, gardens look water logged, sun birds are looking for a new nesting site as the old one was washed away when the rain gutters over flowed. Nice warm morning and I am quite happy. Dam is is showing an increase to 22% capacity.
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#1423816 - 20/05/2017 11:11 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: West End, Townsville, QLD
Final total was 181mm in West End. Pretty good.

(I've just realised that I didn't put in the 22mm we had up to 11pm on the 17th! that changes my totals ... sorry folks.)

Ross River Dam = 22%
Paluma = 97% (no change currently from yesterday ?)
Burdekin Falls Dam = 101.7%

We might get a little more in the dams as the flood waters flow down from the catchment areas.

The weather fronts that met up over the coast were an anomaly at this time of year but brought us something we desperately needed.

Fun stuff - NOT
I think it was Channel 9 that said earlier in the week that Townsville was expecting severe flooding as the rain from Cyclone Debbie had left the Ross River Dam overflowing. (Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!!)

Can anyone better this???


Edited by Rhubarb (20/05/2017 11:22)
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2017: May 19th: 46mm
2017: May 18th: 113 mm Whopee ..................
2017: May 17th: 22 mm
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#1423875 - 21/05/2017 12:53 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Well I had to explain on Facebook to friends and family and managed to convince most of them that we had 1mm of rain, that the maximum wind gust I got was 15kph and that no the dam hadn't been filled up as the cyclone was 200klms south of us. Having to explain how the rain falls during a cyclone was a pain but most of them got it in the end. I posted a photo of Ross Dam a couple of days after Debbie to show how dry the dam was.
As to media getting things wrong weather wise is nothing new. This is what happens when there are no local news reporters on site who can convince the capital cities new services that we actually exist.
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#1424053 - 23/05/2017 13:50 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Anything north of Bowen basically had a dismal wet season, and if it wasn't for TC Debbie, our YTD would of been at 800mm rather than 1875mm

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#1424225 - 25/05/2017 11:44 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
How did the ross dam do any idea what percentage its at
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