Restrictions lifted in Lorne

Water restrictions have been lifted in Lorne after recent rains have all but filled Allen Reservoir.

The restrictions will be eased from tomorrow, Friday 20 May 2016. Permanent water saving rules will then apply.

Lorne has already received 112 mm of rain this month, well above the May mean of 84 mm. This breaks a 12-month run of below-average rainfall.

Lorne’s storages have jumped 112 million litres in just over two weeks from a low of just 33.1% at the end of April to 97.1% today.

Stage 3 water restrictions remain in place in Colac and Apollo Bay, but will be monitored and reassessed in June as both areas showed signs of recovery.

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