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Mon, Apr. 13th, 2009, 03:47 pm
Saving it up for a dry day

Typical Queensland weather--we get a rainwater tank to do our bit to help Brisbane through the drought. It's never emptied since we got it, but this is the first time I've seen it flood right up to the rim!

(Um, shouldn't the tank outlet drain the water before it gets that high?)

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Mon, Apr. 13th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
royal_dog

Hehe, time to start filling up some empty jugs! :D

Mon, Apr. 13th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
darkentiger

U need to start to use ur rainwater... hehe ^^

Mon, Apr. 13th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
twigmouse

*pictures a rat splashing around in the water on top of the screen, the raccoon looking on and trying to resist the temptation to washwashwash the rat in his paws.
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Tue, Apr. 14th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Happiness is a full rainwater tank!  Isn't winter coming?  When exactly is the dry season?

That tank is neat.  With the mighty Hudson River flowing by us, though, we don't worry about conserving water in my town.

Tue, Apr. 14th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Yes, winter is coming, which is traditionally the dry season. We are not unduly concerned though, because with all the rain we've been getting in the past few months the cumulative total of the dams is over 55%! I believe if it tops 60% the drought is notionally "over". Huzzah! This is a far cry from around August 2007 when the cumulative total was dipping perilously close to 15%. Hopefully all this rain won't stop them working on all the drought abatement infrastructure.

Tue, Apr. 14th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

I find that information interesting.  Here in the States, Lake Mead, formed by the Hoover Dam, provides water for Arizona, Nevada, California, and northern Mexico... but the southwestern U.S. has not yet gotten the needed rain and snow while the population has continued to increase...

http://www.arachnoid.com/NaturalResources/
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Wed, Apr. 15th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

No, I want our laundry to get a chance to dry. I think instead we should pour water into the top to see what happens when it gets too full. I don't want to waste water, so I think we should use the tank water for this test. (Does anyone wonder why I am usually the experimentee rather than the experimenter?)

Sat, Apr. 18th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Nifty! And hooray for the end of the drought :) We've had a mild one for the last few years, hoping this summer will be the end of it (like harvardheinous, I live near several large rivers so it hasn't been a huge deal.)