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 11 October 2019, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 62.3% which is a 1% decrease from 4 October 2019.

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Water Grid capacity

 

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We're getting ready for the possibility of drought, with combined Water Grid storage capacity below 70%.

Full supply capacity
2,202,706 ML
Current capacity
1,373,029 ML
at 3:05pm 14/10/2019

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% 1:49pm 14/10/2019 Extra comments
Baroon Pocket 55, 074 ML 90.3% 2:13pm 14/10/2019
Bill Gunn (Lake Dyer) 195 ML 2.8% 2:02pm 14/10/2019 Extra comments
Borumba 40, 182 ML 87.4% 12:00pm 14/10/2019
Cedar Pocket 518 ML 70.5% 2:24pm 14/10/2019
Clarendon 58 ML 0.2% 1:07pm 14/10/2019 Extra comments
Cooloolabin 7, 216 ML 88.2% 2:41pm 14/10/2019
Enoggera 4, 360 ML 95.5% 2:42pm 14/10/2019
Ewen Maddock 14, 616 ML 88.1% 2:58pm 14/10/2019
Gold Creek 543 ML 67.8% 2:06pm 14/10/2019
Hinze 276, 313 ML 88.9% 12:30pm 14/10/2019
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 7, 481 ML 93.3% 12:33pm 14/10/2019
Lake Manchester 23, 174 ML 88.4% 3:12pm 14/10/2019
Leslie Harrison 8, 579 ML 65.0% 3:01pm 14/10/2019
Little Nerang 6, 184 ML 92.2% 3:05pm 14/10/2019
Maroon 28, 399 ML 64.1% 2:47pm 14/10/2019
Moogerah 37, 665 ML 45.0% 2:57pm 14/10/2019
Nindooinbah 188 ML 69.6% 1:30pm 14/10/2019
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 135, 296 ML 63.1% 12:00pm 14/10/2019
Poona 565 ML 86.3% 1:50pm 14/10/2019
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 8, 768 ML 61.8% 2:36pm 14/10/2019
Somerset 263, 601 ML 69.4% 2:19pm 14/10/2019 Extra comments
Wappa 4, 710 ML 100.3% 12:53pm 14/10/2019 Dam is spilling
Wivenhoe 585, 187 ML 50.2% 1:18pm 11/10/2019 Extra comments
Wyaralong 89, 058 ML 86.6% 1:10pm 14/10/2019
  • 5.4%
    Last observation: 1:49pm 14/10/2019

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

  • 90.3%
    Last observation: 2:13pm 14/10/2019
  • 2.8%
    Last observation: 2:02pm 14/10/2019

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

  • 87.4%
    Last observation: 12:00pm 14/10/2019
  • 70.5%
    Last observation: 2:24pm 14/10/2019
  • 0.2%
    Last observation: 1:07pm 14/10/2019

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

  • 88.2%
    Last observation: 2:41pm 14/10/2019
  • 95.5%
    Last observation: 2:42pm 14/10/2019
  • 88.1%
    Last observation: 2:58pm 14/10/2019
  • 67.8%
    Last observation: 2:06pm 14/10/2019
  • 88.9%
    Last observation: 12:30pm 14/10/2019
  • 93.3%
    Last observation: 12:33pm 14/10/2019
  • 88.4%
    Last observation: 3:12pm 14/10/2019
  • 65.0%
    Last observation: 3:01pm 14/10/2019
  • 92.2%
    Last observation: 3:05pm 14/10/2019
  • 64.1%
    Last observation: 2:47pm 14/10/2019
  • 45.0%
    Last observation: 2:57pm 14/10/2019
  • 69.6%
    Last observation: 1:30pm 14/10/2019
  • 63.1%
    Last observation: 12:00pm 14/10/2019
  • 86.3%
    Last observation: 1:50pm 14/10/2019
  • 61.8%
    Last observation: 2:36pm 14/10/2019
  • 69.4%
    Last observation: 2:19pm 14/10/2019

    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.

  • 100.3%
    Last observation: 12:53pm 14/10/2019
    Dam is spilling
  • 50.2%
    Last observation: 1:18pm 11/10/2019

    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.

  • 86.6%
    Last observation: 1:10pm 14/10/2019

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 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.