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Queensland Paradise Dam overflows, boosting short-term water for farmers

After weeks of satisfactory rainfall, Queensland's controversial Paradise Dam is overflowing. The Queensland government says it will decide on reinstating the dam's capacity by the end of the year. Approximately 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water are spilling over the edge. Local farmers, used to flooding and fickle water security, aren’t really happy about the fact.

A local grower, who owns land in Morganville near Bundaberg and became trapped when outflows from the dam caused the Burnett River to rise and flood the road to her property. "Because it's back-up water from the river, we have to wait until the Burnett drops so we can actually get out and no doubt the road could be a little bit of a mess there too."

Paradise Dam peaked at 108 per cent capacity on Monday, experiencing inflows of up to 30,000 megalitres per day.

Source: abc.net.au


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