Wildfire Ash And Debris Flow Into Reservoir Hitting Sydney Drinking Water Supply

3 Mar 2020 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SYDNEY NSW, Australia

Widespread bushfires followed by torrential rains had a predictable, detrimental effect on the reservoirs that supply drinking water to Australia's greater Sydney area.During December and January, more than 320,000 hectares of the Warragamba Catchment area were ravaged by fire. This was followed by very heavy rainfall that pushed unprecedented amounts and clearly visible amounts of ash and debris into Lake Burragorang at the Warragamba Dam.The inflow reached the dam on February 12, by which time Water NSW had cut off supply from the dam and provided supply from two alternate sources. While the situation was serious, the utility assured the public that it was under control...

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