The Bromelton Off-stream storage is located five kilometres north of Beaudesert, adjacent to the Logan River, and was completed in 2008.
An off-stream storage is different to a dam. While a dam is built on a water course to stop the flow, and off-stream storage relies on pumping from a nearby waterway to fill it and any rain that falls directly onto it.
The Bromelton Off-stream storage is currently not in use.
If you would like to be notified when Bromelton begins to spill, sign up to our free dam release notification service or download our public safety mobile app.
- KEY INFORMATION
- WATER SOURCE
- LIVING NEAR DAMS
WatercourseOff-stream storage adjacent to Logan River
Location5 km north of Beaudesert
Length of dam wall4110.00m
Type of constructionEarth fill embankment with sand filters
When in use, the off-stream storage can store an additional 5,000 megalitres per year from the Logan River.
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 Bromelton, this is Scenic Rim Regional Council.