All SunWater dams at full supply for first time in history

11 Jan 2011

All of SunWater’s 19 dams are now full or overflowing due to the extensive rainfall across regional Queensland.

SunWater Infrastructure Management General Manager Barry Jeppesen said it was the first time in the history of the State’s largest water company that all its storages had been at full supply levels.

Mr Jeppesen said staff were working around the clock monitoring the dams and ensuring any excess floodwaters were being safely managed either through dam spillways or via controlled water releases through dam gates.

“SunWater has been in constant communication with all relevant flood management authorities working on this State-wide flood event to ensure they have access to up to date dam flow data when they need it,” Mr Jeppesen said.

“All of our dams are performing extremely well given the immense flood conditions currently being witnessed and we will continue to manage these storages around the clock until the floodwaters recede,” he said.

SunWater dams include Tinaroo Falls Dam (Atherton), Burdekin Falls Dam (Charters Towers), Julius Dam (Mt Isa), Peter Faust Dam (Proserpine), Eungella, Teemburra, Kinchant dams (Mackay), Fairbairn Dam (Emerald), Callide and Kroombit dams (Biloela), Cania Dam (Monto), Paradise, Fred Haigh, Wuruma, Boondooma, Bjelke Petersen dams (Bundaberg/Burnett), Beardmore Dam (St George) Coolmunda Dam (Inglewood) and Leslie Dam (Warwick).

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