Latest dam levels

01 May 2017
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation
Grid Twelve 2,197,102 1,709,606 77.8 01/05/2017 09:16AM


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, Lake Kurwongbah, 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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01 May 2017
Storage Full Supply Capacity (ML)* Current Capacity (ML) % Full Latest Observation Comment
Atkinson Dam 30,401 2,151 7.1 01/05/2017 08:32AM
Baroon Pocket Dam 61,000 37,388 61.3 01/05/2017 09:10AM
Bill Gunn Dam 6,947 821 11.8 01/05/2017 09:02AM
Borumba Dam 46,000 37,811 82.2 01/05/2017 08:40AM
Cedar Pocket Dam 735 739 100.6 01/05/2017 08:52AM Dam is spilling
Cooloolabin Dam** 8,183 5,911 72.2 01/05/2017 06:00AM
Enoggera Dam 4,567 4,577 100.2 01/05/2017 08:04AM Dam is spilling
Ewen Maddock Dam 16,587 16,441 99.1 01/05/2017 08:11AM
Gold Creek Dam 801 836 104.4 01/05/2017 08:09AM Dam is spilling
Hinze Dam** 310,730 312,786 100.7 01/05/2017 08:42AM Dam is spilling
Lake Clarendon Dam 24,276 2,475 10.2 01/05/2017 09:17AM
Lake Macdonald 8,018 7,939 99.0 01/05/2017 08:02AM
Lake Manchester Dam 26,217 26,323 100.4 01/05/2017 08:55AM Dam is spilling
Leslie Harrison Dam** 13,206 13,000 98.4 01/05/2017 09:16AM
Little Nerang Dam 6,705 6,742 100.6 01/05/2017 07:30AM Dam is spilling
Maroon Dam 44,319 44,184 99.7 01/05/2017 06:26AM
Moogerah Dam 83,765 84,054 100.3 01/05/2017 06:00AM Dam is spilling
Nindooinbah Dam** 270 256 95.1 01/05/2017 08:02AM
North Pine Dam 214,302 153,982 71.9 01/05/2017 07:44AM
Poona Dam 655 514 78.6 01/05/2017 09:19AM
Sideling Creek Dam** 8,590 8,746 101.8 01/05/2017 06:55AM Dam is spilling
Somerset Dam 379,849 289,672 76.3 01/05/2017 08:59AM
Wappa Dam 4,694 4,699 100.1 01/05/2017 08:32AM Dam is spilling
Wivenhoe Dam 1,165,238 854,554 73.3 01/05/2017 07:52AM
Wyaralong Dam 102,883 102,640 99.8 01/05/2017 06:41AM

*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.