Dam levels

SEQ WATER GRID

The SEQ Water Grid storage is the combined capacity of South East Queensland's drinking water supply dams. These dams are Wivenhoe, Somerset, North Pine, Hinze, Baroon Pocket, Leslie Harrison, Ewen Maddock, Cooloolabin, Sideling Creek, Lake Macdonald, Little Nerang and Wappa.

The Water Grid storage capacity is calculated by dividing the current volume of water stored in the dams by the  combined full supply capacity.

Weekly water report

As at Friday 6 December 2019, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 58.3% which is a 0.8% decrease from 29 November 2019.

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Water Grid capacity

 

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With the Water Grid storage capacity below 60%, we're encouraging people to save water.

Full supply capacity
2,202,706 ML
Current capacity
1,275,742 ML
at 9:14am 12/12/2019

DAM 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.

For information about flood levels, contact your local Council. For information about road impacts, contact Transport and Main Roads. For information about river levels, please see the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Dam Current volume (ML) % full Latest observation Comment
Atkinson 1, 637 ML 5.4% 7:49am 12/12/2019 Extra comments
Baroon Pocket 49, 685 ML 81.5% 8:13am 12/12/2019
Bill Gunn (Lake Dyer) 195 ML 2.8% 8:02am 12/12/2019 Extra comments
Borumba 34, 118 ML 74.2% 6:00am 12/12/2019
Cedar Pocket 309 ML 42.0% 8:55am 12/12/2019
Clarendon 58 ML 0.2% 7:07am 12/12/2019 Extra comments
Cooloolabin 6, 150 ML 75.2% 8:41am 12/12/2019
Enoggera 4, 218 ML 92.4% 8:42am 12/12/2019
Ewen Maddock 12, 798 ML 77.2% 8:58am 12/12/2019
Gold Creek 472 ML 58.9% 8:06am 12/12/2019
Hinze 264, 117 ML 85.0% 6:35am 12/12/2019
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 6, 435 ML 80.3% 6:33am 12/12/2019
Lake Manchester 22, 555 ML 86.0% 9:12am 12/12/2019
Leslie Harrison 7, 529 ML 57.0% 8:24am 12/12/2019
Little Nerang 5, 270 ML 78.6% 9:00am 12/12/2019
Maroon 23, 732 ML 53.5% 8:47am 12/12/2019
Moogerah 28, 774 ML 34.4% 8:57am 12/12/2019
Nindooinbah 186 ML 68.9% 7:30am 12/12/2019
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 126, 318 ML 58.9% 6:00am 12/12/2019
Poona 541 ML 82.6% 7:50am 12/12/2019
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 8, 092 ML 57.0% 8:36am 12/12/2019
Somerset 249, 969 ML 65.8% 8:20am 12/12/2019 Extra comments
Wappa 4, 464 ML 95.1% 6:53am 12/12/2019
Wivenhoe 534, 912 ML 45.9% 9:14am 12/12/2019 Extra comments
Wyaralong 85, 619 ML 83.2% 7:10am 12/12/2019
  • 5.4%
    Last observation: 7:49am 12/12/2019

    Atkinson Dam is less than 5.4% full. Water level has reached below minimum reading levels.

  • 81.5%
    Last observation: 8:13am 12/12/2019
  • 2.8%
    Last observation: 8:02am 12/12/2019

    Bill Gunn Dam is less than 2.8% full. Water level has reached below minimum reading levels.

  • 74.2%
    Last observation: 6:00am 12/12/2019
  • 42.0%
    Last observation: 8:55am 12/12/2019
  • 0.2%
    Last observation: 7:07am 12/12/2019

    Lake Clarendon Dam is less than 0.2% full. Water level has reached below minimum reading levels.

  • 75.2%
    Last observation: 8:41am 12/12/2019
  • 92.4%
    Last observation: 8:42am 12/12/2019
  • 77.2%
    Last observation: 8:58am 12/12/2019
  • 58.9%
    Last observation: 8:06am 12/12/2019
  • 85.0%
    Last observation: 6:35am 12/12/2019
  • 80.3%
    Last observation: 6:33am 12/12/2019
  • 86.0%
    Last observation: 9:12am 12/12/2019
  • 57.0%
    Last observation: 8:24am 12/12/2019
  • 78.6%
    Last observation: 9:00am 12/12/2019
  • 53.5%
    Last observation: 8:47am 12/12/2019
  • 34.4%
    Last observation: 8:57am 12/12/2019
  • 68.9%
    Last observation: 7:30am 12/12/2019
  • 58.9%
    Last observation: 6:00am 12/12/2019
  • 82.6%
    Last observation: 7:50am 12/12/2019
  • 57.0%
    Last observation: 8:36am 12/12/2019
  • 65.8%
    Last observation: 8:20am 12/12/2019

    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.

  • 95.1%
    Last observation: 6:53am 12/12/2019
  • 45.9%
    Last observation: 9:14am 12/12/2019

    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.

  • 83.2%
    Last observation: 7:10am 12/12/2019

Note: Full Supply Capacity does not include the flood storage compartments of Wivenhoe and Somerset dams.

FREE DAM RELEASE NOTIFICATION SERVICE

Seqwater provides a free Dam Release Notification Service that notifies you by email, SMS or recorded messages to your landline when un-gated dams are spilling excess water or when releases are being made from gated dams.

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HISTORICAL DAM STORAGE DATA

The historical dam storage graph is currently under development. Thank you for your patience. We will have this tool up and running as soon as possible.  

If you would like to request historical dam storage data, please email [email protected] and clearly indicate:

  • the date range (max. 4 years) in the following format: dd month yyyy to dd month yyyy
  • whether you are requesting individual dam (max. up to 3) data or the combined Water Grid storages
  • the purpose of your request for information and how you plan to use this data.

A confirmation email with further instructions will be sent within ten (10) days of receiving your request.