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.
water volume (ML)
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|
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|