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Weekly water security and consumption update

A weekly update on the region's water security and consumption.

SEQ dam levels

As at Friday 15 January 2021, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 57.2% which is a 0.1% decrease from 8 January 2021. The Grid makes up nearly 90% of South East Queensland’s total water storage volume. See below for further breakdowns.

Please note dam level and rainfall data is updated daily.

Dam Current drinking
water volume (ML)
% full Change in volume
past 7 days (%)
Catchment average rainfall
past 7 days (mm)
Baroon Pocket 53, 682 ML 88.0% +0.3 31.4
Cooloolabin 4, 884 ML 59.7% unchanged 24.9
Ewen Maddock 8, 482 ML 51.1% +1.5 47.0
Hinze 312, 200 ML 100.5% -0.5 13.1
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 277 ML 103.2% -0.3 45.1
Leslie Harrison 12, 387 ML 93.8% -0.5 13.3
Little Nerang 6, 729 ML 100.4% -0.4 13.1
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 104, 809 ML 48.9% -0.4 11.2
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 12, 598 ML 88.8% -0.7 12.9
Somerset 286, 308 ML 75.4% +0.2 20.3
Wappa 4, 699 ML 100.1% -0.9 24.9
Wivenhoe 438, 927 ML 37.7% -0.4 6.8

* Catchment rainfall is the average of rainfalls recorded in and around the dam catchment.

** On 21 January 2016, temporary full supply levels were enacted for Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam (part of the Somerset Dam Improvement Project). These equate to storage percentages of approximately 80% for Somerset Dam and 90% for Wivenhoe Dam. These temporary full supply levels will remain in place until current dam improvement works at Somerset Dam are completed. Seqwater will commence flood releases from Wivenhoe and Somerset dams if storage levels exceed the enacted temporary full supply levels as a result of rainfall in the dam catchments.

*** On 27 December 2019, a Reduced Full Supply Level was enacted for North Pine Dam (part of the North Pine Dam Improvement Project). The new level equates to a storage percentage of approximately 68% capacity. This new level will remain in place until dam improvement work is completed on North Pine Dam.

SEQ water consumption figures

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Zone Daily Production (ML) Daily Per Capita Consumption (L/p/d) Total Weekly Rainfall (mm) Average Weekly Max Temperature (°C)
SEQ Service Provider Weekly LPD Report 843 158
City of Gold Coast 172 177 51.8 27.5
Logan City Council 61 148 38.6 28.3
Redland City Council 37 179 37.6 29.0
Unitywater 177 157 99.8 27.6
Urban Utilities 395 150 17.4 29.4

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 13 January 2020)

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Urban Utilities

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

188

210

171

209

200

174

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