SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 72.3%, which is a 0.8% decrease from 8 February 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**

735,102

63.1

- 1.0

2.5

Somerset**

286,978

75.6

- 0.3

8.6

North Pine

156,760

73.1

- 0.7

1.9

Hinze

293,058

94.3

- 0.6

4.8

Baroon Pocket

58,725

96.3

- 0.4

12.0

Leslie Harrison

10,545

79.9

- 1.3

3.1

Ewen Maddock

14,754

89.0

- 0.8

26.2

Cooloolabin

7,216

88.4

+ 0.4

21.4

Lake Kurwongbah

7,822

91.1

- 1.0

0.8

Lake Macdonald

7,905

98.7

+ 3.6

55.8

Little Nerang

5,105

76.1

0.3

4.8

Wappa

4,688

99.9

- 0.7

21.4

* 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.

SEQ water consumption figures
 

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

967

627

193

41

7.1

99

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

197

190

215

205

173

205

Total rainfall (mm)

 

37.2

31.6

58.4

15.2

63.8

Temperature oC

 

32.2

30.7

31.8

34.3

29.8

 

 

         

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 14 February 2018)

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

180

172

204

184

110

195