Burdekin Falls Dam – spill event

Burdekin Falls Dam
Update 6 – Tuesday 8 March 2022, 12:54pm

The Burdekin Falls Dam spillway road is now reopened to the public.

Update 5 – Tuesday 22 February 2022, 8.00am

The Burdekin Falls Dam boat ramp will reopen around 8am today, Tuesday 22 February 2022.

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.

Update 4 – Saturday, 29 January 2022, 5.30pm

Burdekin Falls Dam is currently at 101.1% capacity and spilling excess water due to inflows and rainfall in the catchment.

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

– downloading the Sunwater app

– following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter

– tuning into ABC local radio

– monitoring forecasts and river levels at www.bom.gov.au

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

– checking local Disaster Dashboards for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages:

  • Burdekin Shire: disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/
  • Charters Towers: getready.ctrc.qld.gov.au/
  • Whitsunday Regional Council: disaster.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/
  • Townsville: disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au/

Update 3 – Saturday, 29 January 2022, 12.35pm

Burdekin Falls Dam – boat ramp closed  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 https://bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 2 – Saturday, 29 January 2022, 7.30am

As is standard practice before Burdekin Falls Dam begins spilling water, Sunwater will close the section of Burdekin Falls Dam Road directly below the spillway at 12:00pm.

This section of the road will remain closed while outflows occur. Monitor forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au and the dam’s level at https://bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

Update 1 – Thursday, 27 January 2022, 2.20pm

Burdekin Falls Dam is currently at 94.6% capacity and is expected to spill excess water in the coming days based on observed rainfall in the catchment.

An update will be issued if the dam starts spilling.

Stay informed by:

– downloading Sunwater’s app

– following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter

– tuning into ABC local radio

– monitoring forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au

– checking the dam’s level at bit.ly/BurdekinFallsStorageLevels

– checking local Disaster Dashboards for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages:

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