Over the 12 years of the drought, Melbourne has missed out on 1.8m of rain, or three years of average rainfall, Dr Stern said. "It is going to take many years of good rainfall to remove these deficiencies," he said.
A snip from the Herald Sun. We are at around 27% of our water storage capacity. I don't like the statement above as it is not how I understand our water supply or weather works. Since when have we ever had many years of good rainfall?
I refer you to the lines from Dorothy Mackellar's poem
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains,
That's right, droughts and flooding rains. If our drought ends, it won't be after many years of good rainfall. It will be floods.