About Cedar Pocket
The main purpose of Cedar Pocket Dam is to store water for irrigation of dairy land pastures downstream of the dam.
Located approximately 20 kilometres east of Gympie, the Cedar Pocket Dam was completed in 1984.
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 Cedar Pocket Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.
There is a scenic lookout at Cedar Pocket Dam, however, there are no picnic facilities or public toilets available.
No other recreation is permitted.
- KEY INFORMATION
- WATER SOURCE
- LIVING NEAR DAMS
Key informationNameCedar Pocket
Location20km east of Gympie
Length of dam wall117.00m
Type of constructionPartially mass concrete, partially earth and rock fill with a central clay core
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 Cedar Pocket, this is Gympie Regional Council.