Wet Weather

Wet Weather

some statistics for you

Hi Members

Happy New Year to all TWRA members!  I hope you are enjoying the festive season and that you have a great 2024.  

It’s hard to believe right now as we are soaked with rain, but you may be interested to know that last year was a relatively dry one for us in Twin Waters, with only 966 mm of rain for the full 2023 year, which is well below the rainfall in 2022 (2,502mm) and also well below the long term average for our area of the Coast (1,483mm).  We had rain on only 107 days last year – the long-term average of rain days is 165.  So last year was a dry one for us- maybe consistent with the BoM’s El Niño forecast!  Our wettest month was actually December, due to the rain over our Christmas period.  2024 is off to a wet start, as we know, with over 170 mm in the gauge already. (Thanks to Mark Garner for the stats, which he records every day and is happy to share with our Twin Waters community).

By the way, for those who are new to Twin Waters, there is nothing to be alarmed about with the present rainfall.  Twin Waters was engineered to high standards and we have never been threatened by flooding from the river even during long periods of heavy rain, or by inundation from adjacent lands. Since the establishment of Twin Waters, the wettest period was back in early 1999, and water levels in the lake and canals came nowhere near causing any concerns for residents.  There is a BoM river monitoring station at Picnic Point, across the river from here, and you can see that the Maroochy River is currently below the BoM defined Minor flood levels.  You can check the web site at any time at:  http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65390/IDQ65390.540094.plt.shtml

I hope you continue to enjoy the holiday season and we look forward to seeing you at our range of TWRA Events in the coming year.  


Sophie Lever,
Twin Waters Residents’ Association Inc.
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  www.twra.net


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