As it reaches the end of the year, the Stage 4 water restrictions remain in place on the Sunshine Coast.
The freezing weather recently caused the Chapman Creek flow to drop by 400 liters a second in just 24-hours, but has since stabilized at 700 liters a second.
“Over the weekend, we saw a rapid decrease in creek flows due to the freezing levels in the watershed,” says SCRD General Manager of Infrastructure Services, Remko Rosenboom. “Luckily it has stabilized at the moment.”
He says the SCRD’s staff will be going up to the lakes in the upcoming lakes to confirm the status of the lake levels.
“More information on that to come,” he says, “that will also inform our decisions in terms of water restrictions.”
He thanks Chapman water users for continuing to conserve water, as the community continues to meet the target of under 8.5 million liters a day used.
Water is being supplied to users on the Chapman Water System through Chapman Lake / Chapman Creek and Chaster Well in Elphinstone.