Shoalhaven City Council has lifted level one water restrictions from yesterday, 11 February 2020.
The region’s water restrictions have been in place since September 2019, with the decision to remove restrictions being made in light of the recent significant rainfall event. Most of the Shoalhaven catchment has received in excess of 300mm of rain, resulting in all of Shoalhaven’s Dams filling to capacity, with Tallowa dam overflowing up to 2.3 metres above the spill way last Sunday.
Acting Director of Shoalhaven Water, Robert Horner explained that the rainfall totals have enabled Council to remove restrictions, only days before a proposal to impose tighter restrictions from late February.
“The Shoalhaven has received a significant rainfall event, at a crucial time when we were having to consider the transition to Level 2 water restrictions.” Acting Director Robert Horner said.
“The recent falls have seen a significant rise in our dams capacity, Danjera Dam being the most notable rising 6 metres from 40% capacity last Friday to 100% on Sunday. We are pleased to announce that the Shoalhaven now has all supply dams at 100% capacity.
“This has allowed Shoalhaven Water to make the recommendation to Council to lift all water restrictions from today. However, we hope the community will continue to ensure they make every drop count.” Mr. Horner said.
Water restrictions were removed as of Wednesday 12 February, for further dam capacity updates please see; https://shoalwater.nsw.gov.au/