The once reliable sorta-spring-fed dam in our gully is bone dry.
Yes, it is summer, but I don’t recall the dam drying out like this before in our 12 years here.
It has only emptied when a pipe burst or when I was irrigating too much and it drained out.
The dam was only half full during the winter and the soil has no moisture to top it up.
Our first five years here this dam was always over two thirds full.