Latest dam levels

21 Jul 2017
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation
Grid Twelve 2,197,102 1,655,972 75.4 21/07/2017 01:16AM


The Grid Twelve is made up of the 12 South East Queensland dams which contribute to the water supply system. These dams are Wivenhoe, Somerset, North Pine, Hinze, Baroon Pocket, Leslie Harrison, Ewen Maddock, Cooloolabin, Lake Kurwongbah, Lake Macdonald, Little Nerang and Wappa.

The Grid Twelve % Full is calculated by dividing the combined current capacity of the dams in the group by the combined full supply capacity.

South East Queensland dam storage levels

The following table provides the latest available information about the region's dams.

Dam levels are updated regularly 24 hours a day. Please note, dam levels are based on automated data which has not been verified.

On 21 January 2016, temporary full supply levels were enacted for Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam (part of the Somerset Dam Improvement Project). These equate to storage percentages of approximately 80% for Somerset Dam and 90% for Wivenhoe Dam. These temporary full supply levels will remain in place until current dam improvement works at Somerset Dam are completed. Seqwater will commence flood releases from Wivenhoe and Somerset dams if storage levels exceed the enacted temporary full supply levels as a result of rainfall in the dam catchments.

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21 Jul 2017
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation Comment
Atkinson Dam 30,401 1,867 6.1 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Baroon Pocket Dam 61,000 33,672 55.2 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Bill Gunn Dam 6,947 643 9.3 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Borumba Dam 46,000 37,362 81.2 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Cedar Pocket Dam 735 674 91.8 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Cooloolabin Dam** 8,183 4,950 60.5 21/07/2017 12:02AM
Enoggera Dam 4,567 4,584 100.4 21/07/2017 12:00AM Dam is spilling
Ewen Maddock Dam 16,587 16,008 96.5 21/07/2017 12:55AM
Gold Creek Dam 801 799 99.8 21/07/2017 12:00AM Dam is spilling
Hinze Dam** 310,730 310,877 100.0 21/07/2017 12:00AM Dam is spilling
Lake Clarendon Dam 24,276 2,077 8.6 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Lake Macdonald 8,018 7,381 92.1 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Lake Manchester Dam 26,217 26,283 100.3 21/07/2017 12:00AM Dam is spilling
Leslie Harrison Dam** 13,206 12,971 98.2 21/07/2017 12:58AM
Little Nerang Dam 6,705 6,723 100.3 20/07/2017 07:41PM Dam is spilling
Maroon Dam 44,319 44,251 99.8 21/07/2017 01:10AM
Moogerah Dam 83,765 82,379 98.3 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Nindooinbah Dam** 270 213 79.0 21/07/2017 12:00AM
North Pine Dam 214,302 149,001 69.5 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Poona Dam 655 627 95.7 21/07/2017 12:59AM
Sideling Creek Dam** 8,590 8,134 94.7 21/07/2017 12:55AM
Somerset Dam 379,849 291,365 76.7 21/07/2017 01:16AM
Wappa Dam 4,694 4,642 98.9 21/07/2017 12:00AM
Wivenhoe Dam 1,165,238 810,413 69.5 20/07/2017 08:05PM
Wyaralong Dam 102,883 101,435 98.6 21/07/2017 12:41AM

*Full Supply Capacity does not include the flood mitigation storage capacity of Wivenhoe and Somerset dams.

** Please note:

- the capacity of Cooloolabin Dam decreased from 13,820 ML to 8,183 ML on Thursday 10 December 2015
- the capacity of the Hinze Dam increased from 161,073 ML to 310,730 ML on Friday 15 July 2011
- the capacity of Leslie Harrison Dam decreased from 24,868 ML to 13,206 ML on Friday 1 August 2014
- the capacity of Nindooinbah Dam decreased from 322 ML to 270 ML on Saturday 1 March 2014
- the capacity of Sideling Creek Dam decreased from 14,370 ML to 8,590 ML on 24 September 2015.

The current flood storage capacity:

Dam Total Flood Storage
Volume
Percentage of Flood Storage
Volume in Use
Percentage of Flood Storage
Volume Available
Somerset Dam 601,000 ML 0.0% 100.0%
Wivenhoe Dam 2,080,000 ML 0.0% 100.0%

Historical dam storage data

This graphs shows the full supply level of Seqwater dams including drinking water supply and flood water storage. To operate this graph choose up to 4 dams from the right, and then slide the date bars left and right to select dates of interest.