Dam release update

Seqwater will provide regular updates on gated dam operations and spilling un-gated dams during times of heavy rain.

Latest update: 7:30pm, Saturday 21 May 2022

Seqwater’s Flood Operations Centre is now active and monitoring the weather and dam conditions 24/7.

Gated dams

Wivenhoe Dam

Releases from Wivenhoe Dam continue today to drain down the flood storage compartment. Releases are likely to continue from Wivenhoe until Sunday, subject to further rainfall within the catchment.

Somerset Dam

Releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam have recommenced to manage inflows into Somerset Dam. The releases may increase in the coming days subject to additional rainfall within the catchment.

North Pine

Seqwater advises flood releases from North Pine Dam will begin at 8:00 PM 21 May 2022 due to continuing rain.

These releases, combined with river and creek flows downstream of the dam, are expected to flood Youngs Crossing. Moreton Bay Regional Council closed Youngs Crossing at 7:00 PM in preparation for these releases.

Un-gated dams

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

  • Bill Gunn Dam
  • Cooloolabin Dam
  • Nindooinbah Dam
  • Poona Dam

Due to continuing rain in the catchment area, outflows have increased from the following dams:

  • Atkinson Dam
  • Baroon Pocket Dam
  • Borumba Dam
  • Cedar Pocket Dam
  • Enoggera Dam
  • Ewen Maddock Dam
  • Gold Creek Dam
  • Hinze Dam
  • Lake Macdonald Dam
  • Lake Manchester Dam
  • Leslie Harrison Dam
  • Little Nerang Dam
  • Maroon Dam
  • Moogerah Dam
  • Sideling Creek Dam
  • Wappa Dam
  • Wyaralong Dam

Avoid potential hazards downstream of the dam such as fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains.

Dam release notification service

Seqwater provides a free dam release notification service that provides subscribers with notifications by email, text messages to mobile phones or recorded messages to telephone landlines when dam releases are occurring.

Register now to receive updates.

River levels and road closures

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

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