2 September 2009 – Significant improvement in hydrology, following drought conditions over recent years, has been reported by Hydro Tasmania.

The utility said the Winter period saw record rainfall, and in August the inflows to reservoirs were 60% more than predicted which boosted storage by nine percentage points more than expected.

Over the full year inflows to reservoirs were 25% more than predicted.

Reservoir storage finished the Winter at 43% – almost twice the volume at the same time last year.

The storage volumes of Lake Gordon and Great Lake are 32.5% and 33.7%, respectively – again, almost twice the levels (slightly over 18%) at the same time last year.