Fort Lytton

21 May 2009

Brisbane experiences a deluge again

For the last few years, Queensland experienced the worst drought in its history. The city's combined dam levels dropped to below 15% and there was a real danger that Brisbane could have run out of water. In the last few months however rain has fallen and the dam levels have slowly increased.

The last couple of days, Brisbane experienced the best rain in over ten years and as of this morning, the dam levels are 73% and rising with more rain forecast for the weekend. Yesterday, Brisbane had more rain in one day than normally falls in a third of the year. The Premier yesterday declared the drought is officially over.

Here are a few pictures from the Courier Mail from yesterday. Unfortunately lots of areas around Brisbane copped floods and water damage.