Callide Dam and Kroombit Dam outflow update31-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.
SunWater CEO Ms Nicole Hollows said inflows into Callide Dam from rainfall and run-off from the catchment has been decreasing since Thursday afternoon.
“As anticipated, rainfall that would contribute to further inflows has not been observed in the Callide and Kroombit catchments and inflows into the dam have been decreasing,” said Ms Hollows.
“The catchment inflows to Kroombit Dam have peaked and the dam level has started to decline. Callide Dam level has stabilised and SunWater will continue to release water until the operating level is restored.
“Inflows from saturated soils appeared to have continued and are contributing to the storage level of Callide Dam remaining consistent at this point.”
Flows downstream of Callide Dam peaked at 4.45pm Thursday 30 March and have since decreased.
“Linkes Crossing gauging station – located approximately 5 kilometres downstream of Callide Dam – recorded a peak water level of around 3.4 metres at 4.45pm yesterday, with waters receding by one metre in the following two hours.”
Ms Hollows reiterated that there are many contributing factors to downstream flows: “The catchment area of Callide and Kroombit is only around 20 per cent of the overall catchment that contributes to the water that flows into Callide Creek,” she said.
Banana Shire Local Disaster Coordination centre can be contacted on 4992 4027 or 4992 3511 and you can FOLLOW THEM “Banana Shire Disaster Management Information” or Banana Shire Council http://www.banana.qld.gov.au/
Information on the road network, visit https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
Information about local flooding contact Banana Shire Local Disaster Coordination centre on 4992 4027 or 4992 3511
Information about the impending weather: http://www.bom.gov.au/
Callide Dam levels on the SunWater website http://bit.ly/2nNWnB0
Kroombit Dam levels on the SunWater website http://bit.ly/2nhEV3X
For life threatening issues, phone 000.
For flood/storm emergencies, phone SES on 132 500. IF IT’S FLOODED – FORGET IT!
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