Thursday, October 27, 2005

 

It's Raining, It's Pouring....

But the old man's not snoring!


After all the hype about this being the worst drought in 100 years (and they are most likely right) it has been raining (storming) on and off for a couple of weeks now.
I passed by a nearby water supply and the creeks off of that were looking at least half full. This means that the stone bridge built across one part (about a month before hand) is completely submerged! This is great news as it means our lawns now get watered.
They (the local governments) have put into practice level 2 water restrictions (means the dams are at 35%). This meant no sprinklers, only hand held watering before 7am and after 7pm and for no longer then an hour per day. Even washing the car was restricted to those hours and they urge the use of a bucket for water over a running hose.
It has been a dry site, some yards had become bare of grass and looked like dustbowls.
Fortunately our yard has been saved by the use of grey water. I divert the water from our washing machine to the gardens/laws out front and they benefit from the 2 loads of washing per day (it is a 6kg machine, approx 12lbs).
This rain is great, let's hope it continues and gives us what a spring should be, full of new life and not dust bowls for a yard.

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