Moogerah

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About Moogerah

Moogerah Dam is located on Reynolds Creek near Boonah, and was completed in 1961. Water from the dam is used for irrigation along Reynolds Creek and also supplies water to Warrill Creek and Warrill Valley farmers through a series of diversions.

Moogerah 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 Moogerah Dam begins to spill, sign up to our free dam release notification service or download our public safety mobile app.

Current capacity

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Full supply capacity
83,765 ML
Current capacity
28,774 ML
at 8:57am 12/12/2019
  • KEY INFORMATION
  • WATER SOURCE
  • LIVING NEAR DAMS
  • Key information

    Name
    Moogerah

    Watercourse
    Reynolds Creek

    Location
    Near Boonah

    Catchment area
    228.00km²

    Length of dam wall
    219.00m

    Year completed
    1961

    Type of construction
    Mass concrete double curvature dam

  • Moogerah Dam has a catchment area of 228km2. The dam holds 83,765 million litres of water at full supply.

    Read more about the Warrill Valley 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 Moogerah Dam, this is Scenic Rim Regional Council.