Paradise Dam – spill event

Update 3 – Monday 24 January 2022, 2.00pm

Paradise Dam is 97.74% capacity and no longer spilling excess water. Operational releases have also ceased. The boat ramp has also now reopened for recreational use.

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

Stay informed by:

Update 2 – Saturday 8 January 2022, 5.30pm

Paradise Dam (102.6%) is spilling excess water and expected to reach ‘greater that minor flood level’ in the next 24 hours.

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 Burnet 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 – Saturday 8 January 2022, 11.45am

Paradise Dam is 97.5% and expected to spill water in the next 12 hours due to recent rainfall in the catchment.

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 when water flows over the dam spillway.

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