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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 16 April 2021, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 61.8%, which has neither increased nor decreased from 9 April 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 61, 250 ML 100.4% -1.0 6.9
Cooloolabin 5, 850 ML 71.5% -0.4 0.5
Ewen Maddock 14, 613 ML 88.1% -0.7 3.8
Hinze 318, 698 ML 102.6% -2.6 0.2
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 197 ML 102.2% -1.3 1.3
Leslie Harrison 13, 206 ML 100.0% -2.6 0.3
Little Nerang 6, 721 ML 100.2% -0.9 0.2
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 145, 439 ML 67.9% -0.7 0.8
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 14, 227 ML 100.2% -1.3 1.0
Somerset 302, 398 ML 79.6% -0.3 2.2
Wappa 4, 710 ML 100.3% -0.4 0.5
Wivenhoe 472, 948 ML 40.6% -0.2 0.4

* 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, 14 April 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 783 144
City of Gold Coast 164 167 144.2 25.5
Logan City Council 57 136 98.3 26.1
Redland City Council 35 166 123.4 27.0
Unitywater 164 142 141.8 25.8
Urban Utilities 363 135 86.8 26.6

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 15 April 2020)

Zone SEQ City of Gold Coast Logan City Council Redland City Council Unitywater Urban Utilities
Average daily residential consumption (L/person) 167 167 175 188 155 169

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