Dam storage levels back up over the 60% mark

Wairoa Dam in the Hunua Ranges yesterday. Photo Watercare

The heavy rains of the past couple of days has brought some respite to dam storage levels.

Watercare said yesterday’s rainfall combined with Aucklander’s exceptionally low water use helped push total dam storage back up over the 60 per cent mark, after it fell to 53.93 per cent yesterday.

Watercare’s water supply update for today:

 Rainfall:

Yesterday

Past 7 days

Hūnua Ranges

36mm

45.5mm

Waitākere Ranges

45.5mm

50.5mm

Dam storage (in total):n to

 Today:

60.22%

Yesterday:

59.93%

Normal for this time of year:

83.9%

 Water consumption:

 Target for February 2021:

511 million litres or less a day (for the rolling 7-day average)

Yesterday’s consumption

412 million litres

Yesterday’s 7-day rolling average

442 million litres

 

See the weekly water supply update.