Julius Dam – spill event

Julius Dam

Update 6 – Thursday 7 April 2022, 10:35am

Sunwater is pleased to advise that Julius Dam has reopened to visitors.  

Recent works have been undertaken to address drainage issues at the site to ensure road access is safe for visitors. These works are now completed.  

Update 5 – Tuesday 22 March 2022, 10:55am

This is a friendly reminder that Julius Dam remains temporarily closed to visitors.  

Sunwater is completing earthworks and addressing drainage issues at the site to ensure road access is safe for visitors. 

We look forward to inviting visitors back to Julius Dam once works are completed.  

An update will be provided when the site is expected to reopen.  

Update 4 – Saturday 19 February 2022, 9:30am

Julius Dam is no longer spilling excess water. There is no access to the dam until further notice. If you are downstream of the dam, continue to avoid potential hazards and remember if it’s flooded, forget it.

Stay informed by:

  • downloading Sunwater’s App
  • following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter 
  • monitoring forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au
  • checking the dam’s level at bit.ly/JuliusStorageLevels

Update 3 – Sunday 13 February 2022, 2:30pm

Julius Dam is 101.3% capacity and is spilling excess water,

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

Stay informed by:

  • downloading Sunwater’s App
  • following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter 
  • checking the Mount Isa or Cloncurry Disaster Dashboards for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages
  • tuning into ABC local radio
  • monitoring forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au
  • checking the dam’s level at bit.ly/JuliusStorageLevels

Update 2 – Friday 21 January 2022, 10:35am

Julius Dam is 99.8% capacity and is spilling excess water,

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

Stay informed by:

  • downloading Sunwater’s App
  • following Sunwater on Facebook and Twitter 
  • checking the Mount Isa or Cloncurry Disaster Dashboards for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages
  • tuning into ABC local radio
  • monitoring forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au
  • checking the dam’s level at bit.ly/JuliusStorageLevels

Update 1 – Thursday 20 January 2022, 11:35am

Julius Dam is currently 96.32% capacity and may spill excess water in the coming hours due to forecast 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 
  • checking the Mount Isa or Cloncurry Disaster Dashboards for emergency news, road and crossing closures and power outages
  • tuning into ABC local radio
  • monitoring forecasts and river levels at bom.gov.au
  • checking the dam’s level at bit.ly/JuliusStorageLevels
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