Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought
By Editor - Fri Aug 16, 12:49 am
Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday. Warragamba Dam, the city’s main water supply, was sitting at 51.4% capacity, down 17.8% in a year and little more than half its level just two years earlier. The total water level in Sydney’s 11 dams was 50.1%, forcing authorities to introduced water restrictions in recent months.
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