Being an offstream storage, Nindooinbah is not filled by stream flows, it is only filled by rainfall.

Seqwater has been undertaking an extensive dam safety review to ensure our dams continue to meet the required standards set by regulators. Most of the short term actions involve increased monitoring and further investigations. As part of this process Seqwater has decided to reduce capacity of two of the region’s smaller dams Cooloolabin (Sunshine Coast) and Nindoonibah Dams (Beaudesert) by 50%. The small size of both dams means there is no impact on the region’s water security. Most of the short term actions involve increased monitoring and further investigations. The small size of both dams means there is no impact on the region’s water security. There has been no increase in the risk of failure of either dam – the increased risk largely due to the increased downstream population and development below the dams.

It is an un-gated dam, meaning that when it reaches 100 per cent capacity, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. If you would like to be notified when Nindooinbah Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.

Recreation

Non-powered boating is permitted on Nindooinbah Dam and public access is available to the dam wall embankment area. No permit is required for boating.

No other recreation activities are permitted.

Key facts

Name: Nindooinbah Dam
Watercourse:
Location: Near Beaudesert
Type of construction: Clay core earth embankment
Fully supply capacity: 208ML
Current capacity: 202 (97.4% full) at 27-11-2014 8:47am
Recreation

 

The following recreation activities are permitted on Nindooinbah:

Boating (non-powered)

Walking trail