Have your say in recreation review for Lakes Clarendon and Wappa

South East Queensland residents are being urged to have their say on the future of recreation at Lakes Clarendon and Dyer.

Discussion papers outlining the various activities currently available at Lakes Clarendon and Dyer are now available and provide an avenue for the community to formally submit any opportunities they see for recreation on and around the lakes.

The community can also get involved by attending workshops, as well as accessing information on Seqwater’s website and participating in online surveys.

To register, or for information on the recreation review of Lakes Clarendon and Dyer, visit www.yourseqwater.com.au

The information session for Lakes Clarendon and Dyer will be held from 9.30am to 11.30am on 22 February at the Laidley Mall.

Recreation update

Wyaralong Dam Shoreline Trail will closed for maintenance

Access to the Shoreline Trail will be restricted from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 February for maintenance. Heavy machinery will be travelling from the eastern entrance of the Shoreline Trail to multiple locations west of the Ngumbi (Mt Joyce Camp) camping area.

Mt Joyce mountain bike trails will remain open. Riders are reminded that sections of the Shoreline Trail located within the vicinity of the bike trails will be closed to bike traffic during this period.

Lake Borumba closed to water-based activity

As a precautionary measure and in the interest of public safety, Lake Borumba will remain temporarily closed to all water-based recreation activities due to the presence of blue-green algae.

For further information please see the Seqwater blue-green algae fact sheet.

Seqwater will continue to perform water quality testing and will advise when further results are received. The lake will be re-opened to water-based recreation activities when test results indicate that it is appropriate to do so. 

Lake Baroon temporarily closed to water-based activity

Lake Baroon will remain temporarily closed to all water-based activity due to ongoing water quality issues.  

Please note there are no increased risks to users of the land-based recreational areas.

Seqwater will continue to test water quality at Lake Baroon, and the lake will be reopened as soon as possible. Signage has been erected on site advising of the temporary closure.

For further information please see the Seqwater blue-green algae fact sheet.

SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the Grid Twelve is 89.1%, down 0.4% from last week. The Grid Twelve makes up nearly 90% of South East Queensland’s total water storage volume. See below for further breakdowns:

Dam

Current drinking water volume

Change in volume on last week (%)

Rainfall
(mm past seven days)*

(ML)

(%)

Wivenhoe

1,055,479 ML

90.6%

0.3%↓

0mm

Somerset

367,394 ML

96.7%

0.2%↓

1mm

North Pine

165,011 ML

77%

0.7%↓

0mm

Hinze

282,143 ML

90.8%

0.4%↓

1mm

Baroon Pocket

42,210 ML

69.2%

0.9%↓

3mm

Leslie Harrison

19,823 ML

79.7%

0.7%↓

0mm

Ewen Maddock

14,548 ML

87.7%

0.4 ↓

5mm

Cooloolabin

6,366 ML

46.1%

1.3%↓

2mm

Lake Kurwongbah

10,529 ML

73.3%

0.9%↓

6mm

Lake Macdonald

4,946 ML

61.7%

1.5%↓

4mm

Little Nerang

5,143 ML

76.7%

No change

1mm

Wappa

4,564 ML

97.2%

 0.3%↓

2mm

*Rainfall information is sourced from Bureau of Meteorology. Please note that some rainfall measures represent a combined total from a number of dams in a particular area.

The current flood storage capacity:

Dam

Current flood storage volume

Available storage
(%)

Wivenhoe

1,450,000 ML*

100%

Somerset

524,000 ML

100%

*Please note that this amount does not include the extra flood storage available due to the Temporary Full Supply Level or works done to increase the flood storage.

SEQ water consumption figures

Average daily residential water consumption across South East Queensland for the 14 day period ending 12 February 2014 was 169 litres per person. This is an increase on the daily average for the previous period of 162 litres per person (calculated over 14 days ending 5 February 2014).

Average daily residential water consumption for a similar time last year was 172 litres per person. Across South East Queensland, residents are currently consuming about 3 litres per person per day less water than they did this time last year.

See below for further breakdowns:

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday 12 February 2014

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

793

501

166

39.6

5.7

81

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

169

154

203

214

210

181

Total rainfall (mm)

 

2.6

9.2

62.4

1.4

15.8

Temperature oC

 

28.9

28.6

29.7

30.4

28.9

Residential water consumption for similar time last year
(14 day period ending Wednesday 13 February 2013)

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

172

158

199

185

180

186

The rainfall and temperature statistics are provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and are correct as of 9am Thursday, 13 February 2014.