House debates

Monday, 26 October 2020

Statements by Members

Flynn Electorate: Water

4:30 pm

Photo of Ken O'DowdKen O'Dowd (Flynn, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

On the weekend, my electorate of Flynn received some much needed rain—not near enough, but it was a start. A slight increase in dam levels was most important. The capacity of Callide Dam at Biloela is now at 24.3 per cent; Fairbairn Dam at Emerald is at 9.48 per cent, which is a very worrying low level; Awoonga Dam at Gladstone is at 61 per cent; the Boondooma Dam at Proston is at 30.77 per cent; the level at Bedford Weir at Blackwater is at 80.13 per cent; Glebe Weir is at 9.7 per cent, and that is situated between Taroom and Theodore; and Kroombit is very low at 0.92 at Biloela. We saw rain over most of the electorate. Thangool had 29 mil, Emerald had 49 mil, Gladstone had 5.8 mil, Rockhampton had 60 mil over two days, Springsure had 40 mil, and Gayndah had 30 mil. These areas have been most affected by the drought. It hasn't really disappeared for the last few years. I'm hopeful of seeing more increases in the near future. I would also like to congratulate the LNP state government in Queensland for committing to two dams in my electorate: Barlil Weir at Barambah Creek, and Cooranga Weir on the Boyne River.


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