EJ Beardmore Dam – spill event

Beardmore spillway

Update 7: Wednesday 14 April 2021, 11:30am

Beardmore Dam is at 99.8% capacity and no longer spilling excess water.

If you are downstream of the dam, continue to avoid potential hazards and remember if it’s flooded, forget it. An update will be issued if further rainfall in the catchment cause flows to increase.

Stay informed by:

– downloading Sunwater’s App

– following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter

– checking Balonne Shire Disaster Dashboard balonne.qld.gov.au/community/disaster-and-emergencies for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages- monitoring forecasts and river levels at www.bom.gov.au

– checking the dam’s level at https://bit.ly/BeardmoreStorageLevel

Update 6: Monday 29 March 2021, 5.46pm

Beardmore Dam continues to spill. Due to additional inflows we expect further increases in discharge from the dam and Jack Taylor Weir over the next 7-10 days.

If downstream of the dam, expect increased river flows and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

Continue to stay informed through the channels listed in the below updates.

Update 5: Sunday 21 March 2021, 8:48pm

E.J. Beardmore Dam is at 101.8% capacity and spilling excess water at a rate of 25,000 ML per day and is excepted to increase.

All persons who have pumps near the river are advised to monitor the height of the river and consider removal.

If downstream of the dam, expect increased river flows and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

Continue to stay informed through the channels listed in the below updates.

Update 4: Sunday, 21 March 2021, 5:42pm

E.J. Beardmore Dam is at 100.4% capacity and spilling excess water at a rate of 10,000 ML per day and is excepted to increase.

All persons who have pumps near the river are advised to monitor the height of the river and consider removal.

If downstream of the dam, expect increased river flows and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

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Update 3: Sunday, 21 March 2021, 2:35pm

E.J. Beardmore Dam is at 97% capacity and spilling excess water at a rate of 5,000 ML per day and is excepted to increase.

All persons who have pumps near the river are advised to monitor the height of the river and consider removal.

If downstream of the dam, expect increased river flows and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

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Update 2: Saturday, 20 March 2021, 4:26PM

E.J. Beardmore Dam is currently 76.8% capacity and expected to spill excess water in the early hours of Sunday morning (21/03/21) due to rainfall in the catchment.

All persons who have pumps near the river are advised to monitor the height of the river and consider removal.

An update will be issued when the dam starts to spill.

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Update 1: Friday 19 March 2021, 11:40PM

E.J. Beardmore Dam is currently at 60% capacity and may spill excess water in the coming week due to observed rainfall in the catchment.

All persons who have pumps near the river are advised to monitor the height of the river and consider removal.

An update will be issued if conditions change.

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