RIVER FLOWS: Recent downpours have allowed the Condamine River to flow over the weir, but it’s not so good news for Leslie Dam with heavy rain failing to fall on the catchment.
RIVER FLOWS: Recent downpours have allowed the Condamine River to flow over the weir, but it’s not so good news for Leslie Dam with heavy rain failing to fall on the catchment. Jayden Brown

Hit and miss storms fail to help fill dam

AS SOME areas of the Southern Downs copped downpours of as much as 200mm this week, others - including Leslie Dam - failed to see anything significant.

The Bureau of Meteorology has labelled this week's storms as "hit and miss", with Leslie Dam failing to see any boost in water levels from the wet weather.

Forecaster Kev Hutchins said there was a big variation in falls recorded across the region.

"We had plenty of areas with pretty significant falls, but there were plenty of very small falls recorded as well," he said.

One of the areas to record very small falls was the Leslie Dam catchment area, with little in-flows into the dwindling Warwick water supply.

A SunWater spokesman described the storage level at Leslie Dam as "below ideal".

"Basically as far as we are aware there hasn't been any significant rain in the catchment," he said.

"Unless we get significant rain there won't be any change in the next couple of days.

"There has been a little bit of rainfall but nothing we'd consider significant enough to affect dam levels."

While the wet weather has pretty much to an end across the Southern Downs, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting rain to possibly return in the near-future.

"There is a small chance of showers on Sunday afternoon," Mr Hutchins said.

"Monday should be fine but we'll see it becoming unstable again mid-week with possible showers and a storm on Tuesday afternoon."

Rain totals

(24 hours to 9am yesterday)

 Warwick: 18mm

 Stanthorpe: 51mm

 Killarney: 81mm

 Wallangarra: 115mm

 Allora: 36mm

 Queen Mary Falls: 91mm

 Leyburn: 57mm



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