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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 7 August 2020, the current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 62.2% which is a 0.3% decrease from 31 July 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 55, 003 ML 90.2% -0.3 10.8
Cooloolabin 6, 050 ML 73.9% -1.2 12.8
Ewen Maddock 9, 136 ML 55.1% -0.7 9.9
Hinze 287, 669 ML 92.6% -0.5 19.2
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 8, 120 ML 101.3% -0.3 16.1
Leslie Harrison 11, 625 ML 88.0% -0.5 12.2
Little Nerang 6, 130 ML 91.4% +0.7 19.2
North Pine (Lake Samsonvale) 126, 018 ML 58.8% -0.5 9.2
Sideling Creek (Lake Kurwongbah) 13, 448 ML 94.8% -0.2 8.2
Somerset 295, 255 ML 77.7% -0.1 7.7
Wappa 4, 699 ML 100.1% -0.2 12.8
Wivenhoe 537, 298 ML 46.1% -0.7 8.2

* 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, 5 August 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 795 148
City of Gold Coast 154 158 128.4 21.8
Logan City Council 59 144 85.0 22.0
Redland City Council 32 149 95.8 21.5
Unitywater 166 147 82.8 20.9
Urban Utilities 384 146 46.6 22.3

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 7 August 2019)

Zone

SEQ

City of Gold Coast

Logan City Council

Redland City Council

Unitywater

Urban Utilities

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

172

184

166

171

166

172

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