Category Archives: Water

WA Govt proudly wastes more money on water as Perth dams fill

No limit to water madness over decades in Western Australia.
[1] Refusal for decades to manage catchments – see 2002 press.
[2] Refusal for decades to use desal Wellington Dam water for metro supply, see next link –
[3] Refusal for decades to use mega quantities of desal wheatbelt water constantly wasting to sea in rivers.
A water org that can not even measure rainfall normally. There should be mass sackings in WaterCorporation and WA Dept of Water. Large image.

178 years of Adelaide rainfall

A reader mentioned to me that Sir George Kingston had kept rainfall data at Grote Street Adelaide from 1839-1878 and that data was in the South Australian library. The BoM has added the first 22 years of the Kingston data to West Terrace making West Terrace start in 1839 – I have added Kent Town post ~1978. This chart as per BoM – The Grote Street data is v slightly different 1839-1860 – then a bit more different 1861-1878 – I can add that later. I am sure there will be points to comment on – but I found it interesting that 1974 is not noteworthy despite Lake Eyre filling. Large graph.

Perth dam catchments have magical water repellent properties

Last February there was widespread heavy rain over SW Western Australia causing much flooding across many districts – Engineers Australia. Yet I can not see evidence that water was measured flowing into Perth dams. The rain for Perth catchments was mostly on the 10th Feb. I have kept screen shots of the “Rainfall at Perth Dams” page which has a running total of inflows but the total never varies in the days after the rain event.

NIWA “dryer than average” New Zealand rain Outlook looks under threat – again

The NZ climate prediction maestros look to have dropped another dodgy one – to my untrained eye anyway.
Stuff says – Live: Christchurch declares state of emergency, orders evacuation as floods rise – and the NZ Herald with hopeless front page – Winter storm chaos: What you need to know
If I read the COLA forecast right – more rain this coming week. Not long since – NIWA 3 month Outlook destroyed inside two weeks 11 Mar 2017