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Weekly water security and consumption update

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

SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 58.3% which is a 0.8% decrease from 29 November 2019. The Grid 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 past 7 days

Catchment rainfall
past 7 days

(ML)

(%)

(%)

(mm)*

Wivenhoe**

537,896

46.2

-1.1

5.9

Somerset**

250,579

66.0

- 0.6

4.4

North Pine

127,328

59.4

- 0.5

7.3

Hinze

265,543

85.5

- 0.4

32.9

Baroon Pocket

50,293

82.4

- 1.3

7.6

Leslie Harrison

7,643

57.9

- 1.0

16.2

Ewen Maddock

12,996

78.4

- 2.0

6.8

Cooloolabin

6,250

76.4

- 1.2

9.2

Lake Kurwongbah

8,155

57.5

- 0.6

12.9

Lake Macdonald

6,564

81.9

- 1.8

7.6

Little Nerang

5,372

80.1

- 1.5

32.9

Wappa

4,531

96.5

- 1.9

9.2

** 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.

SEQ water consumption figures

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Urban Utilities

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Average daily production (ML)

1078

216 78 519 47 218

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

212 234 199 208 234 204

Total rainfall (mm)

6.6

15

12.0 6.6

8.8

14.2

Temperature oC

31.4

28.2

31.8

31.4

28.7

29.1

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 5 December 2018)

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ group

City of Gold Coast

Redland City Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Sunshine Coast Region

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

200

209

177

198

210

203

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