The amazing rainfall experienced over the last 6-8 weeks may have been a little too much for the airfield, but it certainly has done wonders for all the dams in S.E. Queensland. Current capacity now sits at 110% with controlled releases from both Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams. This is all the more remarkable considering that just over 2 years ago the system was down to 16% and dam levels were falling fast.
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Click here www.seqwater.com.au/public/dam-level to see the current levels in dams in this area.
On Saturday the 25th September the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service conducted training and exercises at Watts Bridge Airfield. All in all it was an impressive display to watch the QFRS going about their business. Observers gained a much greater appreciation of what this organization can achieve. The exercises also show that Watts is much more than just a recreational airfield by supporting emergency services training.
On a lighter note..... : By looking at the photo's you'd be excused for thinking that the QFRS did a fantastic job at damping down the airfield. Alas, not the case. It was a really wet and miserable day at the airfield. By the end of the day the airfield was closed due to standing water on the runways and taxiways.