Bjelke-Petersen Dam – spill event

Update 3 – Friday, 1 April 2022, 1:40pm

Bjelke-Petersen Dam is at 101% capacity and excess water spilling from the dam has increased due to recent rainfall and inflows in the catchment.

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

Downstream residents and the Murgon and surrounding community are urged to review their emergency plans and stay informed by:

– downloading the Sunwater App- following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter

– checking the South Burnett Regional Council Disaster Dashboard dashboard.southburnett.qld.gov.au for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages

– tuning into ABC local radio

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

– checking the dam’s level at https://bit.ly/Bjelke-PetersenStorageLevels

Update 2 – Thursday 17 March 2022, 8:48am

Bjelke-Petersen Dam is 101.6% capacity and the volume of excess water flowing over the spillway is decreasing.  

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

An update will be issued if further rainfall in the catchment cause flows to increase.

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Update 1 – Friday 25 February 2022, 7:48am

Bjelke-Petersen Dam is 101.8% capacity and spilling excess water.

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

Stay informed by:

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