Dam release update

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

Latest update: 12.30pm, Monday 12 April 2021

Gated dams

Seqwater advises operational releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam have ceased. 

There are no water releases planned for Wivenhoe Dam.

Seqwater advises minor operational releases from North Pine Dam are being undertaken due to continuing inflows into the dam. These releases are being made via a cone valve, and are NOT expected to cause disruption to Youngs Crossing Road. They are expected to continue over a period of one to three days. Seqwater will notify when releases cease.

Un-gated dams

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

  • Nindooinbah Dam
  • Cedar Pocket Dam

Due to continuing rain in the catchment area, outflows have increased from the following dams.  Avoid potential hazards downstream of the dam such as fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains.

  • Baroon Pocket Dam
  • Enoggera Dam
  • Gold Creek Dam
  • Hinze Dam
  • Lake Macdonald Dam
  • Lake Manchester Dam 
  • Leslie Harrison Dam
  • Little Nerang Dam
  • Sideling Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah)
  • Wappa Dam
  • Wyaralong Dam 

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.