SEQ dam levels

The current drinking water supply capacity of the SEQ Water Grid is 69.7%, which is a 0.1% decrease from 12 April 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**

689,041

59.1

+ 0.1

1.8

Somerset**

284,835

75.0

- 0.2

3.3

North Pine

153,156

71.5

- 0.3

10.2

Hinze

287,947

92.7

- 0.2

12

Baroon Pocket

60,917

99.9

- 0.3

13.6

Leslie Harrison

10,207

77.3

- 0.5

3.9

Ewen Maddock

14,962

90.2

unchanged

27.3

Cooloolabin

7,450

91.0

unchanged

25.1

Lake Kurwongbah

9,273

65.3

- 0.3

6.1

Lake Macdonald

8,222

102.5

- 2.0

23.7

Little Nerang

5,302

79.1

- 3.1

12

Wappa

4,710

100.3

unchanged

25.1

* 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, 10 April 2019

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

824

543

162

33

4.8

82

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

164

162

175

162

108

167

Total rainfall (mm)

-

41.6

72.4

62.4

31.4

237.0

Temperature oC

-

27.8

27.0

27.3

28.2

26.4

 

 

         

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 11 April 2018)

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

157

149

171

163

110

185