SEQWater mobilises Flood Operations centre
SEQWater has announced the SEQWater Flood Operations centre was mobilised today.
Somerset Dam is currently at 104%. Gate releases into Wivenhoe Dam will begin around 12 noon at a rate of 400 cubic metres per second. Releases are expected to continue for several days to bring the dam back to full supply level.
Wivenhoe Dam is currently at 89% and gate releases will commence around 12 noon at a rate of 150 cubic metres per second. Releases are expected to continue until Monday to bring the dam back to the temporary full supply level of 88%, taking into account the releases from Somerset Dam.
Releases will impact Twin Bridges and Savages Crossing and these are expected to remain closed until Monday 25 February. The Somerset Regional Council has been notified.
Please contact your local council for details of road and crossing closures.
Due to rainfall in the catchment, the following un-gated dams are currently spilling:
- Atkinson Dam
- Baroon Pocket Dam
- Borumba Dam
- Cedar Pocket Dam
- Clarendon Dam
- Cooloolabin Dam
- Enoggera Dam
- Ewen Maddock
- Gold Creek Dam
- Hinze Dam
- Lake Macdonald
- Little Nerang Dam
- Moogerah Dam
- Poona Dam
- Sideling Creek Dam
- Wappa Dam
- Wyaralong Dam.
Recreation area update
All Seqwater lakes have now been re-opened to water-based recreation activities. Please note, there may still be some restrictions at some of the lakes - be sure to check the Seqwater website at www.seqwater.com.au for the latest details.
Seqwater encourage all users to exercise caution on the lake as conditions may have changed in respect to submerged obstacles and floating debris.
The majority of land-based recreation areas and camping grounds have been re-opened, however some areas remain closed until further notice. Please check the Public Notices for the latest details.
Visitors to all Seqwater sites are urged to take precautions and exercise care when visiting due to debris and the possible damage to infrastructure and trees