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 17 January 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 55.3% which is a 0.5% decrease from 10 January 2020.

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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
1,239,526 ML
at 5:19pm 23/01/2020

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% 4:49pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Baroon Pocket 48, 174 ML 79.0% 5:12pm 23/01/2020
Bill Gunn (Lake Dyer) 197 ML 2.8% 5:02pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Borumba 29, 438 ML 64.0% 4:22pm 23/01/2020
Cedar Pocket 234 ML 31.8% 3:55pm 23/01/2020
Clarendon 58 ML 0.2% 4:07pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Cooloolabin 5, 650 ML 69.0% 2:41pm 23/01/2020
Enoggera 4, 322 ML 94.6% 2:42pm 23/01/2020
Ewen Maddock 11, 951 ML 72.1% 2:58pm 23/01/2020
Gold Creek 487 ML 60.8% 5:06pm 23/01/2020
Hinze 267, 701 ML 86.2% 3:31pm 23/01/2020
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 6, 972 ML 87.0% 3:34pm 23/01/2020
Lake Manchester 22, 274 ML 85.0% 3:11pm 23/01/2020
Leslie Harrison 8, 600 ML 65.1% 2:24pm 23/01/2020
Little Nerang 6, 685 ML 99.7% 5:19pm 23/01/2020
Maroon 20, 976 ML 47.3% 2:47pm 23/01/2020
Moogerah 24, 494 ML 29.2% 2:57pm 23/01/2020
Nindooinbah 186 ML 68.9% 4:30pm 23/01/2020
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 125, 045 ML 58.3% 4:20pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Poona 585 ML 89.3% 4:50pm 23/01/2020
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 9, 150 ML 64.5% 4:30pm 23/01/2020
Somerset 245, 119 ML 64.5% 5:19pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Wappa 4, 575 ML 97.5% 4:15pm 23/01/2020
Wivenhoe 499, 902 ML 42.9% 5:19pm 23/01/2020 Extra comments
Wyaralong 85, 197 ML 82.8% 4:10pm 23/01/2020
  • 5.4%
    Last observation: 4:49pm 23/01/2020

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

  • 79.0%
    Last observation: 5:12pm 23/01/2020
  • 2.8%
    Last observation: 5:02pm 23/01/2020

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

  • 64.0%
    Last observation: 4:22pm 23/01/2020
  • 31.8%
    Last observation: 3:55pm 23/01/2020
  • 0.2%
    Last observation: 4:07pm 23/01/2020

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

  • 69.0%
    Last observation: 2:41pm 23/01/2020
  • 94.6%
    Last observation: 2:42pm 23/01/2020
  • 72.1%
    Last observation: 2:58pm 23/01/2020
  • 60.8%
    Last observation: 5:06pm 23/01/2020
  • 86.2%
    Last observation: 3:31pm 23/01/2020
  • 87.0%
    Last observation: 3:34pm 23/01/2020
  • 85.0%
    Last observation: 3:11pm 23/01/2020
  • 65.1%
    Last observation: 2:24pm 23/01/2020
  • 99.7%
    Last observation: 5:19pm 23/01/2020
  • 47.3%
    Last observation: 2:47pm 23/01/2020
  • 29.2%
    Last observation: 2:57pm 23/01/2020
  • 68.9%
    Last observation: 4:30pm 23/01/2020
  • 58.3%
    Last observation: 4:20pm 23/01/2020

    On 27 December 2019, Seqwater enacted a Reduced Full Supply Level for North Pine Dam (part of the North Pine Dam Improvement Project). The new level equates to a storage percentage of approximately 68% capacity. This new level will remain in place until dam improvement work is completed on North Pine Dam.

  • 89.3%
    Last observation: 4:50pm 23/01/2020
  • 64.5%
    Last observation: 4:30pm 23/01/2020
  • 64.5%
    Last observation: 5:19pm 23/01/2020

    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.

  • 97.5%
    Last observation: 4:15pm 23/01/2020
  • 42.9%
    Last observation: 5:19pm 23/01/2020

    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.

  • 82.8%
    Last observation: 4:10pm 23/01/2020

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.