Have your say in recreation review for Lakes Clarendon and Dyer

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

An information session about the review for these lakes is being held from 9.30am to 11.30am tomorrow (22 February) at the Laidley Mall.

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

For information on the recreation review of Lakes Clarendon and Dyer, visit www.yourseqwater.com.au

Recreation update

IMPROVED ACCESS AT EWEN MADDOCK

As a result of the recreation review process, paddlers at Ewen Maddock Dam will now find it easier to get their craft into the water thanks to improved access to the launching point. For more information, visit the Seqwater website.

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 88.6%, down 0.5% 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

1,049,545 ML

90.1%

0.5%↓

11mm

Somerset

366,172 ML

96.4%

0.3%↓

6mm

North Pine

163,893 ML

76.5%

           0.5%↓

19mm

Hinze

280,896 ML

90.4%

0.4%↓

2mm

Baroon Pocket

41,820 ML

68.6%

0.6%↓

3mm

Leslie Harrison

19,619 ML

78.9%

0.8%↓

7mm

Ewen Maddock

14,479ML

87.3%

0.4 ↓

0mm

Cooloolabin

6,200 ML

44.9%

1.2%↓

2mm

Lake Kurwongbah

10,426 ML

72.6%

0.7%↓

19mm

Lake Macdonald

4,795 ML

58.8%

1.9%↓

0mm

Little Nerang

5,140ML

76.7%

No change

2mm

Wappa

4,553ML

97%

            0.2%↓

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 19 February 2014 was 178 litres per person. This is an increase on the daily average for the previous period of 169 litres per person (calculated over 14 days ending 12 February 2014).

Average daily residential water consumption for a similar time last year was 167 litres per person. Across South East Queensland, residents are currently consuming about 11 litres per person per day more water than they did this time last year.

See below for further breakdowns:

WATER CONSUMPTION SUMMARY FOR THE 14 DAY PERIOD ENDING WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2014

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

832

531

170

41.7

6.1

84

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

178

164

209

226

226

188

Total rainfall (mm)

 

8.8

6.8

64.2

0.6

14.4

Temperature oC

 

30.3

29.4

30.2

32.9

29.9

RESIDENTIAL WATER CONSUMPTION FOR SIMILAR TIME LAST YEAR (14 DAY PERIOD ENDING WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2013)

Zone

SEQ

Central
SEQ

Gold
Coast

Redland

Scenic
Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

167

153

192

182

157

195

The rainfall and temperature statistics are provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and are correct as of 9am Thursday, 20 February 2014.