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 14 February 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 66% which is a 9.6% increase from 7 February 2020.

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Water Grid capacity

 

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Full supply capacity
2,202,706 ML
Current capacity
1,490,305 ML
at 5:19am 21/02/2020

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, 984 ML 6.5% 4:49am 21/02/2020
Baroon Pocket 59, 537 ML 97.6% 5:12am 21/02/2020
Bill Gunn (Lake Dyer) 576 ML 8.3% 5:02am 21/02/2020
Borumba 46, 144 ML 100.3% 4:22am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Cedar Pocket 742 ML 100.9% 12:00am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Clarendon 66 ML 0.3% 1:06am 21/02/2020
Cooloolabin 6, 617 ML 80.9% 2:41am 21/02/2020
Enoggera 4, 628 ML 101.3% 2:42am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Ewen Maddock 16, 301 ML 98.3% 2:58am 21/02/2020
Gold Creek 866 ML 108.1% 5:06am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Hinze 311, 613 ML 100.3% 3:31am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 197 ML 102.2% 3:33am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Lake Manchester 26, 270 ML 100.2% 12:11am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Leslie Harrison 13, 293 ML 100.7% 2:25am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Little Nerang 6, 758 ML 100.8% 12:00am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Maroon 27, 127 ML 61.2% 2:47am 21/02/2020
Moogerah 32, 292 ML 38.6% 2:57am 21/02/2020
Nindooinbah 226 ML 83.6% 4:30am 21/02/2020
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 143, 540 ML 67.0% 4:20am 21/02/2020 Extra comments
Poona 655 ML 100.0% 4:50am 21/02/2020 Extra comments
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 14, 370 ML 101.3% 2:36am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Somerset 297, 182 ML 78.2% 5:19am 21/02/2020 Extra comments
Wappa 4, 721 ML 100.6% 3:53am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
Wivenhoe 608, 176 ML 52.2% 4:34am 21/02/2020 Extra comments
Wyaralong 103, 369 ML 100.5% 4:10am 21/02/2020 Dam is spilling
  • 6.5%
    Last observation: 4:49am 21/02/2020
  • 97.6%
    Last observation: 5:12am 21/02/2020
  • 8.3%
    Last observation: 5:02am 21/02/2020
  • 100.3%
    Last observation: 4:22am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 100.9%
    Last observation: 12:00am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 0.3%
    Last observation: 1:06am 21/02/2020
  • 80.9%
    Last observation: 2:41am 21/02/2020
  • 101.3%
    Last observation: 2:42am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 98.3%
    Last observation: 2:58am 21/02/2020
  • 108.1%
    Last observation: 5:06am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 100.3%
    Last observation: 3:31am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 102.2%
    Last observation: 3:33am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 100.2%
    Last observation: 12:11am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 100.7%
    Last observation: 2:25am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 100.8%
    Last observation: 12:00am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 61.2%
    Last observation: 2:47am 21/02/2020
  • 38.6%
    Last observation: 2:57am 21/02/2020
  • 83.6%
    Last observation: 4:30am 21/02/2020
  • 67.0%
    Last observation: 4:20am 21/02/2020

    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.

  • 100.0%
    Last observation: 4:50am 21/02/2020

    Dam is spilling

  • 101.3%
    Last observation: 2:36am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 78.2%
    Last observation: 5:19am 21/02/2020

    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.

  • 100.6%
    Last observation: 3:53am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling
  • 52.2%
    Last observation: 4:34am 21/02/2020

    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.

  • 100.5%
    Last observation: 4:10am 21/02/2020
    Dam is spilling

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