Schemes

Awoonga Callide

Water is transported from Gladstone Area Water Board’s Awoonga Dam to Callide Dam for use by the Callide power stations.

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Barker Barambah

Water is released from Bjelke-Petersen Dam to customers who draw water from weirs and supplemented sections of Barker and Barambah creeks.

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Bowen Broken Rivers

Water from Eungella Dam is distributed to mining customers via the BMA and Eungella pipelines and is released to the Bowen River Weir to supply the Collinsville and Newlands pipelines and downstream irrigators.

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Boyne River & Tarong

Water from Boondooma Dam is piped via the Tarong Pipeline to the Tarong Power Station and is released to supplement irrigation supplies along the Boyne River.

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Bundaberg

Storages on the Kolan and Burnett rivers (the major storage being Fred Haigh Dam) supply water to the scheme via a series of pump stations, balancing storages, channels and pipelines. The allocation and delivery figures include those from Paradise Dam.

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Burdekin Haughton

Water is released from Burdekin Falls Dam to Clare Weir, which forms a pumping pool and regulating structure. From here it is distributed through several pump stations, pipelines, balancing storages and channels to the irrigation area, and along the Burdekin River to the north and south Burdekin water boards and river customers.

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Callide Valley

Water is released from Callide and Kroombit dams to downstream controlling structures and percolates into the underlying aquifers. Irrigators draw their supplies from the aquifers and directly from Kroombit and Callide creeks during releases. Water is pumped from Callide Dam to the Callide power stations and Banana Shire Council.

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Chinchilla Weir

Water from Chinchilla Weir supplements streamflows 35 km upstream to 53 km downstream of the weir for use by irrigators.

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Cunnamulla

The Allan Tannock Weir supplies water to landholders adjoining the ponded area of the weir for irrigation, stock and domestic supplies and for the town of Cunnamulla.

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Dawson Valley

Weirs on the Dawson River provide supplies to river customers and to the channel distribution systems near Theodore. The scheme also includes an offstream storage.

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Eton

During high river flows, water is harvested from the Pioneer River into Kinchant Dam, from where it is distributed through a network of pump stations, channels, pipes and balancing storages.

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Julius Dam

Julius Dam provides water to the North West Queensland Water Pipeline Pty Ltd (a SunWater subsidiary) which supplies the Ernest Henry Mine. The dam also serves as a backup supply to the Mount Isa Water Board.

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Lower Fitzroy

Water is released from Eden Bann Weir down the Fitzroy River, from which it is pumped via the Stanwell Pipeline to the Stanwell Power Station. Irrigation customers draw supplies from the Fitzroy River.

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Lower Mary River

Water from Borumba Dam is released to the Mary River and Tinana Creek barrages and pumped through a channel distribution network for irrigation, urban and industrial use. Water from Cedar Pocket Dam is released for irrigation along Deep Creek.

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Macintyre Brook

Water is released from Coolmunda Dam to weirs along the lower reaches of Macintyre Brook from which it is drawn for irrigation and the Inglewood town water supply.

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Maranoa River

Neil Turner Weir supplies water to landholders bordering the ponded area of the weir for irrigation, stock and domestic supplies. This scheme does not operate under Announced Allocation sharing rules.

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Mareeba-Dimbulah

Releases from the Tinaroo Falls Dam gravitate through 176 km of main channel, as well as subsidiary channels, pipelines and supplemented streams, to the various sections of the scheme.

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Nogoa Mackenzie

The scheme is supplied by Fairbairn Dam via the Selma and Weemah channel systems and supplemented sections of the Nogoa–Mackenzie River. The scheme also includes three weirs along the Mackenzie River and the Blackwater Pipeline that supplies coalmines around Blackwater.

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Pioneer River

The scheme is based on Teemburra Dam, the Mirani, Marian and Dumbleton weirs and a supplemented section of the Pioneer River.

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Proserpine River

The scheme comprises Peter Faust Dam and supplemented sections of the Proserpine River and supplies water to the Six Mile Creek and Kelsey Creek water boards.

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St George

Customers are supplied from Beardmore Dam via the St George and Buckinbah channel systems and supplemented sections of the Thuraggi watercourse and Balonne River. The scheme is also serviced by three weirs.

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Three Moon Creek

Cania Dam supplies riparian users along Three Moon Creek and the town of Monto. Groundwater supplies are recharged and instream storages are replenished through releases from the dam.

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Upper Burnett

Wuruma Dam supplements sections and supplies weirs along the Burnett and Nogo rivers. The supplemented section of the Burnett River also collects runoff from the Auburn and Boyne rivers and unused water released from Boondooma Dam’s Boyne River outlet. The allocation and delivery figures include those from Kirar Weir.

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Upper Condamine

Water is released from Leslie Dam on Sandy Creek to supplement a series of weirs on the Condamine River between Warwick and Cecil Plains. The scheme also includes a pump station and a short pipeline.

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Chinchilla - Beneficial Use Scheme Irrigator Report

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