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WATER STORAGES Water stored in the reservoirs of the State Rivers and Water Supply Com mission up till last Saturday (with the exception-of VWartook, which was taken yestcrdtln) was: Last This Capacity Week Week Are Acre Acre Acre Feet Feet Feet Fyan's Lake .. 17,100 15.790 15,542 Lake Lonsdalo . 45,000 41,442 40,410 Taylor's Lake . 30,000 24,044 24,670 Pine Lake .. .. 52,000 42,926 42.59S Wartook .... 23.800 20,620 1S,734 When the Prickly Pear Commission was constituted, 65,000,000 acres of Queensland was infested by the pear, hut only a third of the area now ca: ties any of the pest. "The. amazing insect. Cactoblastis Cactorum, may be thanked for tho accomplishmcnt. This caterpillar has saved the country, for it was estimated that 1,000,000 acres were annually covered by the pear.