SEQ dam levels
As at Friday 22 October 2021, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 55.9%, which is a 0.2% decrease from 15 October 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||49, 343 ML||80.9%||-0.5||33.3|
|Cooloolabin||4, 483 ML||54.8%||unchanged||45.9|
|Ewen Maddock||13, 738 ML||82.8%||-0.5||18.4|
|Hinze||286, 296 ML||92.1%||-0.2||43.9|
|Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek)||7, 092 ML||88.5%||+0.2||33.9|
|Leslie Harrison||12, 639 ML||95.7%||+0.8||38.2|
|Little Nerang||4, 717 ML||70.3%||+1.8||43.9|
|North Pine (Lake Samsonvale)||130, 884 ML||61.1%||-0.4||15.3|
|Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah)||13, 762 ML||97.0%||+0.6||17.6|
|Somerset||232, 421 ML||61.2%||-0.3||19.9|
|Wappa||4, 710 ML||100.3%||+0.2||45.9|
|Wivenhoe||465, 213 ML||39.9%||-0.2||24.2|
* 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, 20 October 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||842||155|
|City of Gold Coast||159||159||117.2||25.1|
|Logan City Council||64||152||114.8||27.0|
|Redland City Council||37||178||104.3||26.5|
Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 21 October 2020)
|Zone||SEQ||City of Gold Coast||Logan City Council||Redland City Council||Unitywater||Urban Utilities|
|Average daily residential consumption (L/person)||196||193||200||225||197||194|