Work on emergency infrastructure at Storm King Dam continues and is expected to finish by Novembers end.
Work on emergency infrastructure at Storm King Dam continues and is expected to finish by Novembers end.

DAYS NUMBERED: Dam levels fall to record lows

STORM King Dam has dwindled to record lows.

Stanthorpe's water source is now barely above 15 per cent, as Southern Downs Regional Council remain resolute that the run out date won't be revised.

For months, council have stuck by their December/January D-Day. They maintain that hasn't changed.

"The dam level at Storm King Dam is at 17 per cent and the run out date is December/January," a council spokesperson said.

"Council will look to start carting water (funded by the State Government) to the emergency infrastructure once either the water quality deteriorates to a level that it can no longer be treated or the water in the dam has run out.

"Council continues to work closely with the State Government around this issue and longer term water security for the region," the spokesperson said.

Leslie Dam has dropped below 5 per cent and council now suggest that Warwick's water supply could dry up sooner than anticipated, in mid-2020.

Emergency water infrastructure to ensure Stanthorpe's water supply is due to be complete by the end of November say council.

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