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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 22 May 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 65.6% which is a 0.4% decrease from 15 May 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 57, 440 ML 94.2% -0.80% 12.84
Cooloolabin 6, 883 ML 84.1% -0.41% 10.58
Ewen Maddock 13, 967 ML 84.2% -0.82% 8.9
Hinze 298, 765 ML 96.1% -0.46% 3.48
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 018 ML 100.0% +0.98% 15.68
Leslie Harrison 12, 169 ML 92.1% -0.84% 7.7
Little Nerang 5, 377 ML 80.2% -0.71% 3.48
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 136, 435 ML 63.7% -0.45% 13.68
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 13, 615 ML 95.9% -0.24% 13.73
Somerset 297, 873 ML 78.4% -0.36% 11.8
Wappa 4, 699 ML 100.1% unchanged% 10.58
Wivenhoe 580, 156 ML 49.8% -0.46% 12.98

* 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, 20 May 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 897 171
City of Gold Coast 168 175 19.4 24.3
Logan City Council 68 169 9.2 24.7
Redland City Council 39 192 43.4 24.5
Unitywater 182 165 51.0 23.7
Urban Utilities 439 171 2.2 24.9

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 22 May 2019)

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Urban Utilities

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

162

174

148

161

148

166

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