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Plenty of water now, but we’re still drought declared

MAJOR water storages on the Fraser Coast are at full supply levels three weeks after the first significant rainfall of the year.

Lenthalls Dam was just above the full supply level of 26m on Monday morning.

Teddington Weir at Tinana Creek was above the weir level of 8.8m.

The Mary Barrage, where farmers draw their irrigation, was at 100% capacity as of Monday at 12,000 megalitres.

The Fraser Coast remains drought declared however, alongside more than 40 other parts of the state, including the entire Wide Bay.

Primary producers will still be able to access drought relief programs from both the state and federal governments while the Fraser Coast remains drought declared.

Level 1 water restrictions are also still in place across the region until further notice.

Further light rain is forecast for this week across both Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Topics:  drought hervey bay lenthalls dam maryborough water



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