Due to another year of wet conditions and inflows seeing the major irrigation storages remain at high levels, Seqwater’s 1200 irrigation customers will benefit from a continuation of high or full water entitlements.
Central Brisbane, Logan River, Mary Valley and Warrill Valley water supply scheme users will receive 100% allocations for this water year.
Lockyer Valley growers part of the Lower Lockyer Valley Supply Scheme will receive 91% of their allocation, a small decrease from the water year previous (100%), with recent wet seasons breaking a long dry period where there were low or no water allocations for these irrigators due to the low dam level.
Atkinson Dam, currently at 74%, which supplies the Lower Lockyer Valley has been full or high since early 2022, after being below 13% since 2018.
Irrigation customers within the Cedar Pocket Scheme will receive an opening water allocation of 70%.
While allocations cannot decrease during the water year, Seqwater will continue to review the announced allocations less than 100% on a monthly basis, adjusting allocations as needed if substantial inflows are received.
Irrigation customers will automatically receive the State Government 15% discount calculated in their charges. A further 35% rebate in irrigation water charges for horticulture growers is also available until the end of 2023-24.
A summary of the allocations is available in the table below.
|Water Supply Scheme||Water Source||
|Cedar Pocket||Cedar Pocket Dam||NA||70|
|Central Brisbane||Wivenhoe Dam, Somerset Dam||100||100|
|Central Lockyer**||Bill Gun Dam, Clarendon Dam||100||This scheme includes different MP/LP water sources:
MP (surface water) - 100
MP (ground water) - 100
LP (ground water) - 100
|Logan River||Logan River||100||100|
|Lower Lockyer Valley||Atkinson Dam||NA||91|
|Mary Valley||Borumba Dam||100||100|
|Warrill Valley||Moogerah Dam||100||100|
* Water sharing rules are based on priority; high priority (HP) primarily for urban supply via water service providers and medium (MP) or low priority (LP) for irrigation and other uses.
**Central Lockyer water year 1 Jan to 31 Dec, all other schemes 1 July to 30 June.
For more information, visit the irrigation page.