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The following information has been obtained from SEQ Water and Sun Water websites just out of interest so that we know what the situation is with water across our state in our catchments. It is surprising how many turf farms are still needing water and the heavy rains seem to part and go around them. The Lockyer region in particular have had no major rains for their dams for a number of years.

Currently the biggest surprise is that one of the largest dams in Queensland the Fairbairn Dam out around Emerald, is currently approximately 20% capacity. Water in this area is now under strict restrictions and effecting our member in that area considerably. The lowest this damn as ever been is 11% in 2007.

  • Atkinson Dam 5.4% (Lockyer)
  • Bill Gunn Dam 3.0%. (Lockyer)
  • Lake Clarendon Dam 0.4% (Lockyer).
  • Fairbairn Dam (Emerald) 20%.
  • Ross River Dam  (Townsville) 68%
  • Wivenhoe Dam 70%.
  • Peter Faust Dam (Proserpine) 62%

All other dams are at 75% or more and many 100% and spilling.


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