Updates on releases and spilling dams

Latest update: 3:00pm on Friday 23 February 2018

Gated dams

Low flow releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam are planned for the next 48 hours.

These releases are not expected to cause the lake level in Wivenhoe Dam to increase by more than 0.5 metres in the next 48 hours.

Routine operational releases are common to balance the lake levels across Somerset and Wivenhoe dams.

Un-gated dams

Due to heavy rainfall, the following un-gated dams are spilling excess water:

  • Sideling Creek Dam
  • Hinze Dam
  • Poona Dam
  • Leslie Harrison Dam

Due to continuing rain in the catchment area, outflows have increased from the following dams. Avoid potential hazards downstream of the dam such as fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains.

  • Gold Creek Dam
  • Enoggera Dam
  • Ewen Maddock Dam
  • Wappa Dam
  • Lake Macdonald Dam
  • Cedar Pocket Dam
  • Borumba Dam
  • Lake Manchester Dam
  • Wyaralong Dam

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River levels and road closures

For information about road and crossing closures or other flood impacts, contact your local council or qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

Weather warnings and river heights are available from the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au