Latest dam levels

20 Aug 2019
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation
Water Grid storages 2,202,704 1,454,525 66.0 20/08/2019 11:19AM


Water Grid storages are the 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.

Water Grid storages % 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.

20 Aug 2019
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation Comment
Atkinson Dam 30,401 1,637 5.4 20/08/2019 10:49AM Dam level is below 5.4% (min. reading)
Baroon Pocket Dam 61,000 58,907 96.6 20/08/2019 11:13AM
Bill Gunn Dam 6,947 195 2.8 20/08/2019 11:02AM Dam level is below 2.8% (min. reading)
Borumba Dam 46,000 43,592 94.8 20/08/2019 10:22AM
Cedar Pocket Dam 735 702 95.6 20/08/2019 08:24AM
Cooloolabin Dam** 8,183 7,950 97.2 20/08/2019 08:41AM
Enoggera Dam 4,567 4,449 97.4 20/08/2019 08:43AM
Ewen Maddock Dam 16,587 15,872 95.7 20/08/2019 08:58AM
Gold Creek Dam 801 597 74.6 20/08/2019 08:06AM
Hinze Dam** 310,730 284,626 91.6 20/08/2019 11:14AM
Lake Clarendon Dam 24,276 58 0.2 20/08/2019 10:07AM Dam level is below 0.2% (min. reading)
Lake Macdonald 8,018 8,018 100.0 20/08/2019 09:33AM
Lake Manchester Dam 26,217 24,454 93.3 20/08/2019 09:12AM
Leslie Harrison Dam** 13,206 9,265 70.2 20/08/2019 09:35AM
Little Nerang Dam 6,705 6,334 94.5 20/08/2019 11:00AM
Maroon Dam 44,319 31,836 71.8 20/08/2019 08:48AM
Moogerah Dam 83,765 43,566 52.0 20/08/2019 08:57AM
Nindooinbah Dam** 270 193 71.6 20/08/2019 10:30AM
North Pine Dam 214,302 143,540 67.0 20/08/2019 10:20AM
Poona Dam 655 539 82.4 20/08/2019 09:58AM
Sideling Creek Dam** 14,192 9,134 64.4 20/08/2019 08:36AM
Somerset Dam 379,849 286,307 75.4 20/08/2019 11:19AM
Wappa Dam 4,694 4,688 99.9 20/08/2019 09:53AM Dam is spilling
Wivenhoe Dam 1,165,238 619,884 53.2 20/08/2019 10:37AM
Wyaralong Dam 102,883 90,595 88.1 20/08/2019 10:10AM

*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 increased from 8,590 ML to 14,192 ML on 18 March 2019.

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.