Cania Dam

Cania Dam

56.56%

  • Cania
CURRENT ALGAE LEVELS Low (Green)
CURRENT CAPACITY

56.56%

2:00am 28.02.2020

STORAGE CAPACITY

88000

Mega Litres

HISTORICAL LOW

0.37%

13.03.2011

HISTORICAL HIGH

133.32%

27.01.2013

Location

Cania Dam

Shamrock Road

Cania

Queensland

4630

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Recreational facilities are provided by North Burnett Regional Council. See their website for more details.

Fishing

Fish at Cania Dam include Australian Bass, Golden Pearch, Silver Perch, Saratoga.

Boating

There are no boating restrictions at Cania Dam. There is a dual lane concrete boat ramp that is usable when the lake is around half full. Alternatively, most anglers drive down a gravel track toward the dam wall and launch there at low water levels.

Camping

No camping is permitted at Cania Dam. There are various accommodation facilities in the Monto district.

Pets

For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, please keep your pet on a leash or restrained during your visit.

Rubbish

Help us keep all recreational areas clean and tidy by using the rubbish bins provided.  If rubbish bins are full please take your rubbish with you. Please also take any seafood rubbish with you to reduce odour.

Antisocial behaviour

If you observe vandalism, antisocial behaviour or any illegal activities, please contact the Police immediately on 000.

Commercial or large group activities

Please note that approval is required for the use of Sunwater land for any event or function other than normal visitor activities in approved recreational areas.

Events or functions include, but are not limited to fishing, swimming, rowing, boating or skiing competitions or displays, community events, weddings or other organised activities.

To gain approval, submit a General Application for Access to Sunwater Land or Infrastructure and Events or contact us on 13 15 89.

Motorcycles and other vehicles

The recreational use of registered and unregistered motorcycles and four wheelers within the camping area and the surrounding private property is strictly prohibited. The speed limit in the camping area is 20km/h.

Dam safety

Stay safe by looking out for potential hazards and risks.

Dam history

Cania dam
A Peoples History of the Water Resources Commission (Queensland) and its Predecessors 1881-1995 by Ian Pullar and Margaret Cook, 2001 Courtesy Watery Sauces

Cania Dam

Construction of the dam on Three Moon Creek, a tributary of the Burnett River, was completed in 1982 and the lake it formed swallowed the abandoned gold mining town of Cania.

Tombstones relocated from the old town’s cemetery can be viewed at the Cania Dam lookout.

There are several theories as to how the stream on which the dam is built acquired its name, the most common being that a prospector saw a reflection of the moon in the creek and his billy at the same time.

The lake has a surface area of 720 ha, an average depth of 12 m and a capacity of 89,000 ML.