Lenthalls Dam at almost 80% capacity

DESPITE the recent hot, dry weather, Lenthalls Dam level is almost 20% above what it was this time last year, but level one water restrictions remain in place.

According to a Wide Bay Water spokesperson, Lenthalls Dam is currently sitting at 76% capacity; equal to 21,590ML of water.

"This day last year the dam was at 58.5%," the spokesperson said.

She said there were no plans to increase the water restrictions.

"We do not usually go to level 2 restrictions until the dam is at 60% capacity or below."