Lenthalls Dam is overflowing after recent heavy rain.
Lenthalls Dam is overflowing after recent heavy rain. Alan Peebles

Water limit lift is likely with Lenthalls Dam overflowing

WATER restrictions are likely to be lifted across the Fraser Coast early next week.

Wide Bay Water chief executive officer Peter Care said the restrictions had been reviewed as a result of heavy rainfall last week.

Lenthalls Dam, which is where Hervey Bay's water supply is drawn from, rose by more than 1.4m during the rainfall and is overflowing.

Level 2 water restrictions were put in place early March after one of the Fraser Coast's driest summers in several decades.

Rainfall in Hervey Bay 2014

January 18.2mm

February 48.6mm

March 130.4mm

April to date 0mm

Rainfall in Maryborough 2014

January 34.6mm

February 23.6mm

March 206mm

April to date 0.2mm



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