Queensland's second largest dam has filled for the first time in 17 years, after a week of heavy rain in the catchment area near Emerald in the state's central-west.
SunWater spokesman Glen Pfluger says the 1.3 million megalitre Fairbairn Dam spilled over about an hour ago.
Mr Pfluger is at the dam wall and says it is a welcome sight in the drought-stricken region.
"It looks fantastic. I'm totally saturated, we've got probably 1,000 or so people lining the roads watching it go over.
"Obviously many of them are young kids, they've probably never seen it happen before so it's really an event that's happening in Emerald that hasn't happened in 17 years."
Peas be with ewe
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