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About Borumba

Borumba Dam is located just south of Gympie and stores water for drinking as well as irrigation as part of the Mary Valley irrigation scheme.

Built across Yabba Creek, the Borumba Dam was originally completed in 1963 and upgraded in 1997.

It is an un-gated dam, meaning that when it reaches 100 per cent capacity, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. If you would like to be notified when Borumba Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.

Current capacity

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Full supply capacity
46,000 ML
Current capacity
39,611 ML
at 6:00am 23/10/2019
  • KEY INFORMATION
  • WATER SOURCE
  • LIVING NEAR DAMS
  • Name
    Borumba

    Watercourse
    Yabba Creek

    Location
    50kms south of Gympie

    Catchment area
    465.00km²

    Length of dam wall
    343.00m

    Year completed
    1963

    Type of construction
    Rock fill with impervious concrete slab on upstream face

  • Lake Borumba is located near Imbil, just south of Gympie. The lake has a catchment area of 465.0km2 and holds 45,952 megalitres of water at full supply.

    The primary purpose of Lake Borumba is to provide water to the Mary Valley irrigation scheme.

    Read more about the SEQ Water Grid or the Mary Valley supply scheme.

  • All dams help mitigate flooding to some extent. The peak outflow from a gated or un-gated dam during a flood event is less than the peak outflow that would have occurred had the dam not been built, because some water is held in the dam while it is spilling. This means that water flow slows down as floods pass through the dam.

    It’s important neighbours and people downstream of dams know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Each of our dams have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to enable us to respond quickly to potential incidents in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, relevant emergency services and local councils. For Borumba Dam, this is Gympie Regional Council.

THINGS TO DO

Fishing at Lake Borumba

Fishing at Lake Borumba

You can fish from your vessel or along the shore of the designated recreation area. Much of the land surrounding the lake is private property. Accessing private land to fish is not permitted.

Remember the lake is home to an abundance of wildlife. It’s very important to ensure that all rubbish, especially fishing line and hooks, are disposed of properly to avoid serious harm to wildlife.

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BBQs and Picnics at Lake Borumba

BBQs and Picnics at Lake Borumba

The recreation area at Lake Borumba is located off Yabba Creek Road and includes picnic tables, shelters, barbeques and toilets.

Potable (drinking) water is not available at the recreation area or campground, please bring sufficient drinking water supplies for your visit

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Canoeing at Lake Borumba

Electric boating at Borumba Dam

Electric boating at Borumba Dam

There is a boat ramp at the Day Use Area.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Stand up paddling at Borumba

Rowing at Lake Borumba

Fuel powered boating at Lake Borumba

Fuel powered boating at Lake Borumba

Fuel powered boating is permitted on Lake Borumba.

To access the lake, there is a boat ramp located at the Day Use Area. Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp.

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Kayaking at Lake Borumba

Water skiing from Lake Borumba Day Use Area

Tubing from Lake Borumba Day Use Area

Wakeboarding from Borumba's Day Use Area

Sailing at Lake Borumba

Jetskiing from Lake Borumba Day Use Area

Jetskiing from Lake Borumba Day Use Area

Lake Borumba is one of the few Seqwater lakes which allow jet skiing.

When skiing at Lake Borumba, you must comply with all relevant rules. All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (www.msq.qld.gov.au).

Do not launch, retrieve or beach on land around the lake, other than at the signed, designated recreation area.

Keep a safe

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