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Weekly water security and consumption update

A weekly update on the region's water security and consumption.

SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 62.2% which is a 0.1% decrease from 11 October 2019. The Grid makes up nearly 90% of South East Queensland’s total water storage volume. See below for further breakdowns:

 

Dam

Current drinking water volume

Change in volume past 7 days

Catchment rainfall
past 7 days

(ML)

(%)

(%)

(mm)*

Wivenhoe**

585,187

50.2

unchanged

23.8

Somerset**

262,971

69.2

- 0.1

30.7

North Pine

134,855

62.9

- 0.4

23.4

Hinze

276,038

88.8

- 0.1

43.1

Baroon Pocket

54,823

89.9

- 0.3

47.5

Leslie Harrison

8,579

65.0

+ 0.5

41.3

Ewen Maddock

14,479

87.3

- 0.4

48.7

Cooloolabin

7,175

87.7

- 0.1

56.8

Lake Kurwongbah

8,746

61.6

unchanged

18.4

Lake Macdonald

7,431

92.7

+0.6

35.3

Little Nerang

6,113

91.2

-0.9

43.1

Wappa

4,688

99.9

unchanged

56.8

** 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.

SEQ water consumption figures

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ group

City of Gold Coast

Redland City Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Sunshine Coast Region

Average daily production (ML)

918

604

183

36

6.2

89

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

183

180

199

179

144

181

Total rainfall (mm)

 

32.2

24.8

28.2

19.4

70.0

Temperature oC

 

26.7

24.6

24.4

29.2

24.8

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending 17 October 2018)

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ group

City of Gold Coast

Redland City Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Sunshine Coast Region

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

154

149

166

165

95

164

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