Madison Mackie from Toogoom and Chelsea Champney from Nikenbah gaze over one of the many puddles left around the Fraser Coast after the weekend rain.
Madison Mackie from Toogoom and Chelsea Champney from Nikenbah gaze over one of the many puddles left around the Fraser Coast after the weekend rain. Karleila Thomsen

We're going green guns

A LUSH green feel is lifting the Fraser Coast after December’s rainburst was topped up with a whopping weekend sprinkle.

The dams and weirs closer to the coast have a healthy look about them with Lenthall Dam, Hervey Bay’s main water source, almost 80 per cent full.

In Maryborough the Mary River barrage (100 per cent) and the Tinana barrage (88 per cent) lapped up Sunday night’s falls, which brought 23mm to the Heritage City.

With just 7.6mm overnight, Hervey Bay failed to reap the same benefits of the Sunday evening storm that rolled up the coast.

Further inland the word was wet and well in Biggenden, Childers and Tiaro.

An extra dash or two would be a bonus in Gayndah where 11mm on Sunday were most welcome. Nearby Claude Wharton Weir is less than half full at 43 per cent of its capacity.

Biggenden woke yesterday morning with 32mm in the pot after the weekend, with Paradise Dam at 55 per cent full.

This followed a glorious December when 232mm were recorded, including a glorious gift of 58mm on Christmas Eve.

Childers soaked up 30mm over Saturday and Sunday, while Rainbow Beach picked up 25mm over the same period.

In Tiaro Harry Jamieson had 47mm in his gauge at dusk on Sunday evening and 60mm by Monday morning.

Over in Yerra, Nugget Schultz had 60mm overnight, bringing his Christmas present up to 243mm.

Bryan Rolstone, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, says further isolated showers can be expected in the region for the rest of the week.

“There are still going to be showers around but a lot less than what has been in the last few days,” he said.

“The majority of storm activity is pushing north now.”

How the rainfall added up in December:

Hervey Bay 173.8mm

Biggenden 232.4mm

Maryborough 78.2mm

Gayndah 93.4mm

Childers 111.5mm

Rainbow Beach 54.3mm

Keep up-to-date with the latest weather information for the region.



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