Burdekin Falls Dam – spill event

Burdekin Falls Dam Spillway

Update 8 – Tuesday 1 June 2021, 4:30pm

Burdekin Falls Dam is currently at 99.8% and is no longer spilling.

The road below the spillway reopened this afternoon (1 June 2021).

For dam level updates visit our website: bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 7 – Wednesday 12 May 2021, 10:00am

The Burdekin Falls Dam boat ramp will reopen around 10:00am today, Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Boat operators are reminded to read and obey the signs, look for submerged and floating hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the dam wall by at least 200 metres, as marked by the buoy line, or as signed.

Any rainfall in the catchment causing the dam’s storage level to increase may lead to the boat ramp closing again.

For dam level updates visit: bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 6 – Monday 26 April 2021, 10:15am

The boat ramp at Burdekin Falls Dam is now closed until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the storage level and provide updates.

Check the dam storage level at bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 5 – Wednesday 24 March 2021, 9:51am

The Burdekin Falls Dam boat ramp will reopen around 10:00am today, Wednesday 24 March 2021.

Boat operators are reminded to read and obey the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the dam wall by at least 200 metres, as marked by the buoy line, or as signed.

Any rainfall in the catchment causing the dam’s storage level to increase may lead to the boat ramp closing again.

For dam level updates visit: bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 4 – Thursday 25 February 2021, 1:16pm

The volume of excess water spilling from Burdekin Falls Dam is decreasing. The road directly below the spillway remains closed.

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

An update will be issued if conditions change.

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Update 3 – Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 1:48pm

As the dam is now spilling, the boat ramp and recreational facilities located near the ramp will close from 2:00pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021 until further notice.

Update 2 – Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 8:15am

Burdekin Falls Dam is currently at 101.1% capacity and has started spilling excess water. If downstream of the dam, expect increased river flows and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

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Update 1 – Monday, 8 February 2021, 3:35pm

Burdekin Falls Dam is currently at 99.86% capacity and may spill excess water in the coming week due to forecast rainfall in the catchment. An update will be issued if the dam starts to spill.

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