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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 October 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 57.9% which is a 0.6% decrease from 9 October 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 50, 673 ML 83.1% -1.0 4.5
Cooloolabin 4, 750 ML 58.1% -2.8 1.3
Ewen Maddock 7, 711 ML 46.5% -1.0 3.6
Hinze 272, 517 ML 87.7% -0.5 12.6
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 7, 144 ML 89.1% -3.3 2.4
Leslie Harrison 10, 475 ML 79.3% -0.9 2.9
Little Nerang 5, 161 ML 77.0% -1.8 12.6
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 114, 505 ML 53.4% -0.6 7.4
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 12, 611 ML 88.9% -0.4 5.8
Somerset 285, 638 ML 75.2% -0.2 7.6
Wappa 4, 643 ML 98.9% -0.3 1.3
Wivenhoe 495, 344 ML 42.5% -0.3 17.2

* 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 October 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 1021 197
City of Gold Coast 189 198 1.2 25.6
Logan City Council 79 198 2.6 26.8
Redland City Council 47 233 0.6 27.6
Unitywater 212 194 0.8 25.5
Urban Utilities 494 194 1.2 27.3

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Urban Utilities

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

184

199

177

179

172

186

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