Storage forecasts

Welcome to SunWater’s water storage forecast tool. This tool allows the public to examine 12 month outlooks for future dam water volumes across regional Queensland.

The tool plots the future 12 month dam volumes for two different dam inflow scenarios. The first plot shows the dam volumes that could be expected under the average monthly inflows that relate to each dam. The second plot is a much drier scenario and shows the dam volumes that might be possible under the minimum monthly inflows that have been experienced for each dam.

Please be aware that the forecast graphs are intended as a guide only, and are subject to many assumptions, uncertainties and SunWater’s Terms of Use.

Select a dam from the Dam Model List (left) to view the forecast storage model for that dam.

Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 130975,103976
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data (Jan 1970 - Dec 2015):
    • 422213A - Balonne River at Weribone
    • 422404A - Maranoa River at Cashmere
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 65048A
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data (Jan 1969 - Dec 2014):
    • 120002C - Burdekin River at Sellheim
    • 120303A - Suttor River at St Anns
    • 120302B - Cape River at Taemas
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 211850
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data (Jan 1980 - Dec 2015):
    • 136315A - Boyne River at Carters
    • 136304A - Stuart River at Proston Rifle Range
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Boyne River and Tarong

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 213617
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data (Jan 1988 - Dec 2015):
    • 136209A - Barker Creek at Glenmore
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Barker Barambah Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 208868
  • Storage loss as per historical evaporation at Fairbairn Dam and average seepage of 15mm/month
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on SunWater data:
    • 130347 - Callide Creek at 96km (Jan 1987 - Dec 2015)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)


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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 207900
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on SunWater data:
    • 416410 - Macintyre Brook at Barongarook (Jan 1968 - Dec 2015)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)


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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 205006
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1890 - Dec 2003)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Bowen Broken Rivers Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 203831 & 203832
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data:
    • 130209A - Nogoa River at Craigmore (Jan 1973 - Dec 2014)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Nogoa Mackenzie Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 208867
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data:
    • 135002D - Kolan River at Springfield (Jan 1966 - Dec 2015)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 211928
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data:
    • 913014A - Leichhardt River at Doughboy Creek (Jan 1979 - Dec 2014)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Julius Dam Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 42675
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1900 - Dec 2008)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Eton Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 205134 & 205135
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1895 - Dec 2005)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Upper Condamine Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 219168
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data:
    • 136002D - Burnett River at Mt Lawless (Jan 1976 - Dec 2015)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

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Announced Allocations - Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 213324
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1890 - Dec 2004)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Proserpine Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 203284 & 203285
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances. (Minimum Flow Rates not considered)
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1900 - Dec 2008)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Pioneer River Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 106350A and 109535
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances. (Minimum Flow Rates not considered)
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on NRM data:
    • 110003A - Barron River at Picnic Crossing (Jan 1926 - Dec 2014)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 106900 & 106901
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1890 - Dec 2007)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)

For further details please see the link below:

Announced Allocations - Upper Burnett Water Supply Scheme

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Comments:

  • Storage curve from Plan 202490
  • Storage loss averages from Resource Operations Plan for Fred Haigh Dam
  • Average demands based on allocation water usage for prior 3 water years, with transmission and operational allowances.
  • Monthly minimum and average inflows based on data from Water Resource Plan model (Jan 1890 - Sep 2000)
  • Forecast storage volumes are capped at 100%. (Model does not forecast volumes above full supply level.)


Please read SunWater Terms of use before using this data.