Latest update: 11.30am, Wednesday 6 May 2015

Seqwater’s Flood Operations Centre has de-mobilised, with no gate releases currently occurring from Wivenhoe, Somerset or North Pine dams.

The low pressure system across South East Queensland has cleared.


Controlled gate releases at Wivenhoe Dam ceased at 4.00pm Tuesday 5 May 2015, with the storage now back at near full supply level.


Gate releases from Somerset Dam have ceased.  To manage any ongoing flows in the Stanley River, operational releases will continue to be made as required through cone valves at Somerset Dam.


Gate releases from North Pine Dam have stopped and Moreton Bay Regional Council has re-opened Youngs Crossing.


A number of un-gated dams continue to spill as a result of recent rainfall in the dam catchments across South East Queensland:

Borumba DamEwen Maddock DamLake ManchesterWyaralong Dam
Baroon Pocket DamGold Creek DamLeslie Harrison DamWappa Dam
Cedar Pocket DamHinze DamLittle Nerang Dam 
Enoggera DamLake MacdonaldMoogerah Dam 

Un-gated dams are designed to spill during periods of heavy rain to ensure the protection and safety of the dam. Read more about how gated and un-gated dams work here.

The community is reminded to take care downstream of spilling dams and exercise caution near waterways and floodplains. A number of our lakes remain closed to on-water recreation due to the severe weather event. We are checking for hazards and will re-open lakes as soon as possible. We thank lake visitors for their understanding and patience. For more information, refer to our Recreation and Safety Notices.

For more detailed information on releases, see Dam Release Updates

River level information can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Who to contact For all life threatening emergencies please call Police, Fire or Ambulance 000 (112 from mobile)

If you require assistance from your local SES call 132 500

For water supply issues, please contact your local water retailer

For Seqwater enquiries, please call 1800 771 497

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