Paradise Dam – spill event

Update 3 – Monday 29 November 2021, 2:30pm

Paradise Dam continues to spill excess water.

The storage level is 112.1% and is expected to be greater than minor flood level within 24 hours.

Work at the dam that can be continued safely, will continue.

The Paradise Dam Emergency Action Plan has been activated and Sunwater is working closely with Bundaberg and North Burnett Local Disaster Management groups (LDMGs).

We are monitoring the dam 24/7 and encourage the Bundaberg and North Burnet communities and downstream residents to:

  • review their emergency plan and stay alert for further advice
  • download Sunwater’s app and follow on Facebook and Twitter
  • check Bundaberg LDMG’s Disaster Dashboard for emergency news, road closures, and power outages 
  • tune into ABC Radio 100.1FM
  • monitor forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au
  • check the dam’s level at https://bit.ly/ParadiseStorageLevels

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of you and your family, please contact triple zero (000).

Update 2 – Sunday 14 November 2021, 4.15pm

Paradise Dam will spill excess water in the coming hours. 

The storage level is 94.8% capacity and rising.

Current modelling shows the water level peaking early afternoon on Monday.

Work at the dam has ceased. All machinery has been demobilised and personnel have been moved to designated safe zones. 

The Paradise Dam Emergency Action Plan has been activated and Sunwater is working closely with Bundaberg and North Burnett Local Disaster Management groups (LDMGs).  

We are monitoring the dam 24/7 and encourage the Bundaberg and North Burnett communities and downstream residents to:  

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of you and your family, please contact triple zero (000). 

Update 1 – Friday 12 November 2021, 11:30am

Paradise Dam is expected to spill in the coming days based on observed rainfall in the catchment.

The dam is currently at 30.7%.

Work at the dam has ceased. All machinery has been demobilised and personnel have been moved to designated safe zones.

Sunwater is fully prepared for a spill event and is working closely with the Bundaberg and North Burnett Local Disaster Management groups (LDMGs).

Bundaberg and North Burnett communities and downstream residents are encouraged to stay informed by:

An update will be issued if water flows over the dam spillway.

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