Seqwater’s Flood Operations Centre has de-mobilised, with no gate releases currently occurring from Wivenhoe, Somerset or North Pine dams.
The low pressure system across South East Queensland has cleared.
Controlled gate releases at Wivenhoe Dam ceased at 4.00pm Tuesday 5 May, with the storage now back at near full supply level.
Colleges Crossing, Burtons Bridge and Kholo Bridge have all been re-opened. Somerset Regional Council is expected to re-open Twin Bridges and Savages Crossing later tonight or sometime tomorrow. A reminder to motorists that the 9 tonne weight limit on Mount Crosby Weir Bridge, which was introduced on Saturday 2 May 2015, will remain in place following a reassessment of the bridge deck by independent engineering consultants in April 2015. The reduced weight limit is a precaution in the interest of public safety. For more information, see our News
To manage ongoing flows in the Stanley River, operational releases will continue to be made as required through cone valves at Somerset Dam.
NORTH PINE DAM
Gate releases from North Pine Dam have stopped and Moreton Bay Regional Council has re-opened Youngs Crossing.
A number of un-gated dams continue to spill as a result of recent rainfall in the dam catchments across South East Queensland:
|Borumba Dam||Ewen Maddock Dam||Lake Manchester||Wyaralong Dam|
|Baroon Pocket Dam||Gold Creek Dam||Leslie Harrison Dam||Little Nerang Dam|
|Cedar Pocket Dam||Hinze Dam||Sideling Creek Dam||Moogerah Dam|
|Enoggera Dam||Lake Macdonald||Wappa Dam|| |
Un-gated dams are designed to spill during periods of heavy rain to ensure the protection and safety of the dam. Read more about how gated and un-gated dams work here.
The community is reminded to take care downstream of spilling dams and exercise caution near waterways and floodplains. A number of our lakes remain closed to on-water recreation due to the severe weather event. We are checking for hazards and will re-open lakes as soon as possible. We thank lake visitors for their understanding and patience. For more information, refer to our Recreation and Safety Notices.
For more detailed information on releases, see Dam Release Updates
River level information can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Who to contact
For all life threatening emergencies please call Police, Fire or Ambulance 000 (112 from mobile)
If you require assistance from your local SES call 132 500
For water supply issues, please contact your local water retailer
For Seqwater enquiries, please call 1800 771 497