Dam levels offer summer security
As we head into the summer months, Hydro Tasmania reports that the state’s lake storage is “very secure at 47.5 per cent full". Hydro’s Wholesale Energy Services Director, Gerard Flack, said: “This provides a very secure position with the drier months approaching…Winter and spring are typically our wettest seasons, during which storage levels generally increase. They are then typically naturally drawn down during summer and autumn ready for the next season’s rainfall.” Hydro says this year’s water storage is similar to the same time last year when lakes were 47.8 per cent full, and levels have been boosted by bumper rainfall in July. It is a far cry from 2015 -2016, when Hydro Tasmania’s dam storage levels dropped to critically low levels sparking concerns about an energy crisis.
9 November 2018, Edition 200