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The sponge effect on Melbourne's water storages

Despite record rainfall in January, you may be wondering why Melbourne’s water storages did not see a large increase. Watch our video to find out how this is partially due to a phenomenon known as the ‘sponge effect'.

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Green sponge on a table about to demonstrate the sponge effect