Cedar Pocket

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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.

Current capacity

Full supply volume
735 ML
Current volume
745 ML
at 11:00pm 14/04/2024
Dam is spilling
  • Key information

    Cedar Pocket

    Deep Creek

    20km east of Gympie

    Catchment area

    Length of dam wall

    Year completed

    Type of construction
    Partially mass concrete, partially earth and rock fill with a central clay core

  • The main purpose of Cedar Pocket Dam is irrigation supply. The dam provides regulated water supplies along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Mary River.

    Read more about the Cedar Pocket scheme.

  • Flood mitigation

    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.