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#1424329 - 25/05/2017 18:09 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Rhubarb]
RC Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2007
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Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
Originally Posted By: Rhubarb
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 ..............



Come on you are getting a 250 million sports stadium.. Stop complaining. grin

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#1424349 - 25/05/2017 20:11 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hey RC dont bag the council.
We all know there descion to build a stadium before a dam will help townsville.
As games wont last long due to ball being lost in between cracks in dirt on field. Which means less water drunk by patrons. Which means less water used..good for dam
Lmao
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#1424477 - 28/05/2017 10:03 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14155
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Can we please stop this nonsense about the stadium. The money for that was pledged by both parties in Federal Government during the lead up to the elections. At the same time Bob Katter sought and was granted funding for the Hells Gate Dam feasibility study which has a preliminary report already tabled and the extended report is awaiting completion.

The stadium was directly funded via last years budget and has nothing to do with any funding for the dam. Yes its a lot of money. So what? It was given via an act of parliament so to access the funds instead for a dam it would need to be sent back to parliament for revocation (and both major parties would have to agree) and it would need to pass 3 readings to do this. Lower house, senate and the lower house and then the funds could be released, now once that happens the government is under no obligation to reallocate funding for the stadium at a later date nor would there be any obligation to fund a new dam/pipe line and instead the money would go to the next most urgent requirement.

So the chance is that if it was to be revoked zero dollars would be spent in Townsville, zero jobs created, zero taxes paid and the flow on would be zero as well if you tried to recoup the funds from the stadium. Yeah I can just see that happening not. It would be political suicide for any party who even attempted to convince the public this would be a good idea.

Meanwhile the weather is boring, a couple of insignificant showers that didn't record anything in my Nylex. Minimums have been nice and bearable with maximums and low humidity making it very livable at the moment.

I had a bloke from Victoria ask me on Twitter what I did about snails in my garden? I told him we don't have any because they would boil in their shells if they ventured up this far north.
Show is here, V8s and the show shortly. Time for the germ laden visitors to start spreading their nasty germs around again.
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#1424484 - 28/05/2017 12:31 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Come on SBT where is your sence of humour gone
All meant for a giggle dude
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#1425561 - 08/06/2017 16:23 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
coldest morning in two years was a bit of a shock to the system today. of course it coincided with my first morning shift in a month frown

it was 9c when i left home at 5am, my wife said it was 8c around 7am, not sure if it got lower inbetween
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#1425595 - 08/06/2017 20:53 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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8.50pm and 11c at my place in kirwan, too cold for my liking.
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#1425666 - 09/06/2017 22:12 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Dropped to 11.9C at 8.00pm
Minimum of 6.9 yesterday and 8C on Wednesday. Man this isn't supposed to happen until 2nd week of July.
But I am enjoying it. 200mn rain event and frigid weather in June? Who would have picked that? Not me.

But why does my wife still want a ceiling fan on when its 7C?
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#1425673 - 10/06/2017 03:36 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 30/01/2011
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Loc: near ferry, FNQ
Lol SBT, rhetorical, I'm sure - if you don't know...

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#1425684 - 10/06/2017 14:34 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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morning mins of 8, 6 & 8c last three mornings, over it now. back to normal please.

and RBT, we have the fan on slow even on cold nights othewise its too quiet!
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#1425704 - 10/06/2017 18:04 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow cold in the ville
Hows the dam
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#1425710 - 10/06/2017 18:58 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow cold in the ville
Hows the dam
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#1425760 - 11/06/2017 16:16 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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partly frozen grin
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#1425987 - 14/06/2017 18:08 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
Very surprised that there's lightning in that cloud mass 150km to our NE this afternoon.
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#1425988 - 14/06/2017 18:18 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hope you get rain off that. Help defrost the lake
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#1426169 - 17/06/2017 09:49 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
Yawn, cold is over. bah humbug. Bracing for viral invasion of show and V8s.
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#1426242 - 18/06/2017 20:08 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
hi guys, havent been on for a few days. up in japan with the family on holidays. drove thru one of those storms wednesday night, had a big CG right over the top of tully driving into the town from the south, was a great sight for mid June! decent crawlers up innisfail way too.

had good weather in high 20's low 30's last few days in tokyo, rain set in this arvo though, not heavy, but enough to keep you from wandering around.
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#1426250 - 18/06/2017 22:19 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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You were in Japan at the same time as my daughter. She got home yesterday and loved the place.
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#1427204 - 03/07/2017 09:51 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
Jebuz no posts since the 18th June. A couple of friends of our family are working in Japan as teachers under contract and will be living in Japan for 3 years and they are loving it. No car but public transport means they can get to where ever they want to without a hassle and they have a bar downstairs whos owner speaks English and has been to Australia.


I watched Landline yesterday with a feeling of dread. We have now entered a Neutral Phase meaning stuck between El Nino and La Nina and that means below average rainfall and higher temperatures for the next 3 months or so, so a decent wet season may not happen again this year. Bummer dudes.
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Oct 136mm
2017 Total 829mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1427305 - 03/07/2017 23:12 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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I will be glad when we get back to the warmer weather, hate this cold stuff. Being a Mexican from south of the border originally, I like the hot weather, until it goes on for weeks and weeks.
Oh well should enjoy it while it lasts and I certainly like the lower power bill.
Hope we get some decent rain this coming season, sick of seeing it all going south all the time.

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#1428095 - 15/07/2017 20:38 Re: North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell to Bowen - 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just had a thunderstorm here in brisbane.hard to comprehend after living in townsville with no rain
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