NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

Dartmouth Dam spills for first time in 26 years, residents welcome influx of visitors

Dartmouth Dam spills for first time in 26 years, residents welcome influx of visitors

Hundreds of visitors continue to flock to Dartmouth in northeastern Victoria to watch the city’s dam flood for the first time in 26 years. Most important points: Dartmouth Dam spills for first time since September 1996 Residents say the city expects 300 to 400 visitors a day, especially on weekends Publican served a record number … Read more

The battle to save Lake Pedder continues 50 years after one of Tasmania’s greatest unsolved mysteries

The battle to save Lake Pedder continues 50 years after one of Tasmania’s greatest unsolved mysteries

An early 60s art patron and piano teacher from one of Hobart’s wealthiest suburbs, Brenda Hean was an unlikely environmentalist. But the avid bushwalker was fascinated by the distinctive pink quartzite beach at Lake Pedder in southwestern Tasmania and was outraged by the Tasmanian government’s plans to flood it in the late 1960s and early … Read more

Dartmouth locals rejoice at visitor numbers as hundreds prepare to watch the local dam spill

Dartmouth locals rejoice at visitor numbers as hundreds prepare to watch the local dam spill

Dartmouth locals say they are currently seeing hundreds of visitors as travelers flock to watch the local dam spill. Most important points: Dartmouth Dam is approaching maximum capacity Locals report hundreds of visitors a day as people prepare to see the dam’s first spill in 26 years Murray Darling Basin Authority says it’s looking forward … Read more

South Queensland weather forecast for another wet spring

South Queensland weather forecast for another wet spring

Queensland authorities and farmers are preparing for a wet spring after a “nightmare” winter of rain and flooding. Most important points: The Indian Ocean dipole is in a “negative” phase for the second year in a row Wet conditions delayed planting of crops in winter Authorities have started preparations in case of further leakage of … Read more

Boris Johnson’s Homes: Here Boris and Carrie Will Live After Downing Street

Boris Johnson’s Homes: Here Boris and Carrie Will Live After Downing Street

The Johnsons’ 2020 refurbishment of their current home at 11 Downing Street came under intense scrutiny after it was revealed that Tory donor Lord Brownlow had paid for part of the refurbishment. A leaked copy of a works quote obtained by The Independent shows initial plans for the refurbishment would have cost more than £200,000 … Read more

Carrie and Boris Johnson’s plan for a lavish wedding in Checkers ‘is the real reason he clings’

Carrie and Boris Johnson’s plan for a lavish wedding in Checkers ‘is the real reason he clings’

It was gifted to the nation in 1917 by Lord and Lady Lee of Fareham as a “place of rest and recreation for Prime Ministers” as those who came to power increasingly lacked their own estates. It was built in 1565 and costs taxpayers nearly £1 million a year. The Checkers Trust received a “grant … Read more