Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Pilbara communities give mixed reaction for Cyclone Christine

Wednesday January 8, 2014 - 17:18 EDT
ABC image
Harding Dam is the preferred water source for Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham. - ABC

Port Hedland's Port Authority says Cyclone Christine had little impact on the town's export operations.

Nearly 30 million tonnes of product passed through the Port last month, a 12 per cent increase on December 2012.

The facility was closed during the cyclone, which lashed the towns of Wickham and Roebourne earlier this month.

Meanwhile, rain associated with the cyclone has topped up a Pilbara dam.

The Harding Dam is the preferred source for the West Pilbara Water Supply Scheme, which supplies water to customers in Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Wickham and Point Samson.

The Water Corporation says the dam began overflowing on New Year's Eve, but stopped earlier this week.

However, the West Pilbara Water Supply scheme is currently being fed by the Millstream Aquifer due to a power failure at the dam caused by the cyclone, which is still being restored.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Heating up across the southeastern capitals

11:19 EDT

A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.

Darwin not quite that wet (yet)

11:13 EDT

Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.

Steamy night in Brisbane

14:29 EDT

In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.