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Forecasters fear new La Nina as pressure grows to open floodgates on major dams by Darrell Giles
Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 3:33 PM GMT
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Chance of extreme rainfall doubled

Queensland told to drain the dams

Last summer wild weather claimed 35 lives

A SECRET weather bureau report predicting another summer of wild weather will force the Queensland Government to open the floodgates on major dams.

The dramatic new forecast delivered last Wednesday, but kept under wraps will prompt the Government to reverse measures to keep the dams close to full before the wet season.

The Bureau of Meteorology has provided the federal and Queensland governments with the latest La Nina data, which shows the chances of extreme rainfall have doubled in recent weeks.

Queensland Police has also been briefed by the forecasters. Premier Anna Bligh announced on September 30 that Wivenhoe and North Pine would not be drained hoping that Queensland would not be hit hard again.

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