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SunWater Welcomes Independent Assessment into Kinchant Dam Operations and Community Warning Systems

05 Apr 2017

The SunWater board of directors and management has today welcomed the State Government’s announcement and appointment of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Suzanne Miller to undertake an independent assessment into the operation of Kinchant Dam and community warning systems.

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Kinchant Dam attenuates water flows into sandy creek

01 Apr 2017

SunWater today expressed compassion and sympathy for all residents impacted by the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent rain depression that has caused flooding from North Queensland, through South East Queensland and into New South Wales.

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Callide Dam and Kroombit Dam outflow update

31 Mar 2017

SunWater is working with the Banana Shire Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and providing regular updates regarding the outflows from Kroombit and Callide dams to assist the LDMG's management of flooding throughout the shire.

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Callide Dam update

30 Mar 2017

SunWater advises that controlled outflows from Callide Dam commenced this morning. Based on the reduction in inflows that are now being observed, it is expected the dam level will start to decline late on Thursday afternoon. As a result, the gate opening will be slowly reduced.

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Dam level increases provide some respite for drought affected irrigators

21 Mar 2017

Inflows into Mary River Barrage and Boondooma Dam have provided drought affected irrigators in the Boyne River and Maryborough region a temporary relief from the medium priority water cut-off, following recent rainfall in the catchments.

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New-look water storage webpage

14 Feb 2017

The most popular page on the SunWater website has today been relaunched with some new design features.

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Major works complete on Fairbairn Dam spillway

23 Dec 2016

The first stage of work to enhance the safety of Queensland’s second largest dam was completed this week as part of SunWater’s Fairbairn Dam Spillway Safety Improvement Project.

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Blue-green algae levels in waterways over summer months

22 Dec 2016

As temperatures continue to rise across Queensland, SunWater is reminding people visiting regional dams and weirs to be aware of the increased potential for blue-green algae (BGA) blooms in waterways.

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Regional communities in best position to prepare for wet season

22 Dec 2016

With the wet season now upon us, regional communities are being reminded to take advantage of new and improved early warning information to better prepare for extreme weather events.

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Anglers warned to resist lure of prohibited fishing locations

22 Dec 2016

An increasing number of fishing-related trespassing on SunWater land in the Eton region have renewed calls for locals to put safety first when choosing a fishing location over the summer holidays.

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