SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the Grid Twelve is 91.7%, which is the same level as last week. The Grid Twelve makes up nearly 90% of South East Queensland’s total water storage volume. See below for further breakdowns:

Dam

Current drinking water volume

Change in volume past 7 days

(%)

Catchment rainfall past 7 days

(mm)*

(ML)

(%)

Wivenhoe

1,057,324 ML

90.7%

0.3 % 

65.9

Somerset

376,574 ML

99.1%

0.5 % 

67.4

North Pine

161,524 ML

83.6%

0.2 % 

60.6

Hinze

291,896 ML

93.9%

0.1 % 

35.8

Baroon Pocket

45,166 ML

74.0%

0.5 % 

68.7

Leslie Harrison**

11,399 ML

86.3%

No change

71.1

Ewen Maddock

16,509 ML

99.5%

2.1 % 

101

Cooloolabin

6,596 ML

82.1%

0.5 % 

69.1

Lake Kurwongbah

8,941 ML

103.3%

1.7 % 

61.7

Lake Macdonald

7,456 ML

93.0%

0.3 % 

56.2

Little Nerang

6,723 ML

100.3%

No change

35.8

Wappa

4,572 ML

97.4%

1.1 % 

69.1

* Catchment rainfall is the average of rainfalls recorded in and around the dam catchment.

** The capacity of Leslie Harrison Dam temporarily decreased from 24,868ML to 13,206ML in August 2014.

 

The current flood storage capacity:

Dam

Current flood storage volume

Available storage
(%)

Wivenhoe

1,967,000 ML

100%

Somerset

721,000 ML

100%

 

 

SEQ water consumption figures

Average daily residential water consumption across South East Queensland for the 14 day period ending 6 January 2016 was 160 litres per person. This is a decrease on the average for the previous period of 173 litres per person (calculated over 14 days ending 30 December 2015).

Average daily residential water consumption for a similar time last year was 146 litres per person. Across South East Queensland, residents are currently consuming about 14 litres more water per person per as they did this time last year.

See below for further breakdowns:

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

771

470

165

36

5.0

96

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

160

143

191

180

122

204

Total rainfall (mm)

 

46.4

69.2

63.1

57.8

99.4

Temperature oC

 

29.2

28.0

28.3

28.6

28.8

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 7 January 2015)

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

146

124

188

193

132

191