The last 12 months have been the driest in recorded history in the Whangārei District. This dry period has coincided with regular sightings of aerosol trails and other indicators weather modification technology has been employed to inhibit rainfall. (Learn more: Aerosol Crimes by Clifford Carnicom)
Dam, river and groundwater levels have fallen to record low levels according to the Whangarei District Council.
The Level 3 water restrictions that were established in Whangarei on 16th of April 2020, are still in place, in spite of there being rain on a number of occasions. The rain that has fallen has made no appreciable change in the levels at the main dams.
The Council takes raw water from a number of sources, and the two main storage reservoirs at Whau Valley and Wilsons Dam ensure continuous supply during even prolonged dry spells.
According to the Whangarei District Council, the water level in the main dam at Whau Valley is currently at 44%.
Whau Valley Dam can hold 1,871,286 m3 of water and supplies Whangarei City and its surrounds.
These photos were taken at the dam. You can compare these photos with this Council video showing the Whau Valley Dam after the heavy rain on the 21 June 2018 with the water level at 100%: https://youtu.be/Bee_O5sJgss