The City of Sydney needs at least a mete Sydney
The dams of Sydney are witnessing an alarming rate of depreciation. Sydney would need at least a metre of rain and a major flood to bring back the dam level at reasonable. Government agencies circulated the details of the State of Sydney catchments earlier this month. The State of New South Wales is preparing itself for an increased amount of stress on the State’s water supply, with a particular focus on Murray-Darling Basin.
A government document stated that it would take an approximate amount of 1000 millimetres of rain across the year to break the current situation of drought in Greater Sydney. The report further stated that it might also take over 200 millimetres of rain over one or two days. Sydney’s dams are about 48 percent full and are down by 10 billion litres over the past week. If the city’s desalination plant would not have produced 250 million litres the weekly drop of 0.4 percent would have been more.