Latest dam levels

22 Jan 2019
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation
Grid Twelve 2,197,086 1,628,896 74.1 22/01/2019 06:55PM


The Grid Twelve is made up of the 12 South East Queensland dams which contribute to the water supply system. These dams are Wivenhoe, Somerset, North Pine, Hinze, Baroon Pocket, Leslie Harrison, Ewen Maddock, Cooloolabin, Sideling Creek, Lake Macdonald, Little Nerang and Wappa.

The Grid Twelve % Full is calculated by dividing the combined current capacity of the dams in the group by the combined full supply capacity.

South East Queensland dam storage levels

The following table provides the latest available information about the region's dams.

Dam levels are updated regularly 24 hours a day. Please note, dam levels are based on automated data which has not been verified.

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.

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For information about flood levels, contact your local Council. For information about road impacts, contact Transport and Main Roads. For information about river levels, please see the Bureau of Meteorology website.

22 Jan 2019
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation Comment
Atkinson Dam 30,401 1,637 5.4 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Baroon Pocket Dam 61,000 59,267 97.2 22/01/2019 06:55PM
Bill Gunn Dam 6,947 350 5.0 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Borumba Dam 46,000 45,140 98.1 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Cedar Pocket Dam 735 710 96.7 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Cooloolabin Dam** 8,167 7,305 89.4 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Enoggera Dam 4,567 4,489 98.3 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Ewen Maddock Dam 16,587 15,282 92.1 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Gold Creek Dam 801 718 89.7 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Hinze Dam** 310,730 297,327 95.7 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Lake Clarendon Dam 24,276 59 0.2 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Lake Macdonald 8,018 7,809 97.4 22/01/2019 06:15PM
Lake Manchester Dam 26,217 25,787 98.4 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Leslie Harrison Dam** 13,206 11,417 86.5 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Little Nerang Dam 6,705 5,652 84.3 22/01/2019 06:07PM
Maroon Dam 44,319 38,471 86.8 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Moogerah Dam 83,765 63,586 75.9 22/01/2019 07:14PM
Nindooinbah Dam** 270 198 73.5 22/01/2019 07:16PM
North Pine Dam 214,302 160,599 74.9 22/01/2019 06:00PM
Poona Dam 655 625 95.5 22/01/2019 06:58PM
Sideling Creek Dam** 8,590 7,883 91.8 22/01/2019 06:19PM
Somerset Dam 379,849 291,025 76.6 22/01/2019 06:06PM
Wappa Dam 4,694 4,620 98.4 22/01/2019 06:53PM
Wivenhoe Dam 1,165,238 760,710 65.3 22/01/2019 05:40PM
Wyaralong Dam 102,883 94,412 91.8 22/01/2019 07:11PM

*Full Supply Capacity does not include the flood mitigation storage capacity of Wivenhoe and Somerset dams.

** Please note:

- the capacity of Cooloolabin Dam decreased from 13,820 ML to 8,183 ML on Thursday 10 December 2015
- the capacity of the Hinze Dam increased from 161,073 ML to 310,730 ML on Friday 15 July 2011
- the capacity of Leslie Harrison Dam decreased from 24,868 ML to 13,206 ML on Friday 1 August 2014
- the capacity of Nindooinbah Dam decreased from 322 ML to 270 ML on Saturday 1 March 2014
- the capacity of Sideling Creek Dam decreased from 14,370 ML to 8,590 ML on 24 September 2015.

The current flood storage capacity:

Dam Total Flood Storage
Volume
Percentage of Flood Storage
Volume in Use
Percentage of Flood Storage
Volume Available
Somerset Dam 601,000 ML 0.0% 100.0%
Wivenhoe Dam 2,080,000 ML 0.0% 100.0%

Historical dam storage data

This graphs shows the full supply level of Seqwater dams including drinking water supply and flood water storage. To operate this graph choose up to 4 dams from the right, and then slide the date bars left and right to select dates of interest.