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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 27 March 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 68.4% which is a 0.4% decrease from 20 March 2020. 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 61, 166 ML 100.3% -0.14% 40.82
Cooloolabin 7, 317 ML 89.4% +0.41% 32.61
Ewen Maddock 13, 866 ML 83.6% -15.53% 34.6
Hinze 310, 140 ML 99.8% -0.38% 7.39
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 222 ML 102.5% unchanged% 35.36
Leslie Harrison 13, 148 ML 99.6% -0.44% 1.2
Little Nerang 6, 566 ML 97.9% -1.85% 7.39
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 144, 859 ML 67.6% -0.15% 4.11
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 14, 192 ML 100.0% -0.25% 5.73
Somerset 305, 565 ML 80.4% -1.12% 14.6
Wappa 4, 710 ML 100.3% unchanged% 32.61
Wivenhoe 614, 663 ML 52.7% -0.22% 1.65

* 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, 25 March 2020

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 846 162
City of Gold Coast 170 178 45.0 27.6
Logan City Council 63 156 22.4 27.8
Redland City Council 34 162 68.8 27.6
Unitywater 170 152 129.8 26.6
Urban Utilities 409 158 5.6 28.2

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 27 March 2019)

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Urban Utilities

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

172

183

160

169

168

173

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