A call has been made for the Wivenhoe Dam level to be reduced
permanently to 75 percent.
A year's supply, 291 million megalitres of water, is being released
downstream over nine days from this week to reduce the dam to 75%.
Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully said the flood mitigation capacity of
Wivenhoe Dam should be increased permanently to protect downstream
properties affected by Brisbane River flooding.
Cr Tully said the flood mitigation capacity of Wivenhoe Dam was more
important than keeping the dam at 100% for drinking water.
"This initiative should be made a permanent feature of the management of Wivenhoe Dam," Cr Tully said.