Water from Eungella Dam is distributed to mining customers via the BMA and Eungella pipelines and is released to the Bowen River Weir to supply the Collinsville and Newlands pipelines and downstream irrigators.
Storages on the Kolan and Burnett rivers (the major storage being Fred Haigh Dam) supply water to the scheme via a series of pump stations, balancing storages, channels and pipelines. The allocation and delivery figures include those from Paradise Dam.
Water is released from Burdekin Falls Dam to Clare Weir, which forms a pumping pool and regulating structure. From here it is distributed through several pump stations, pipelines, balancing storages and channels to the irrigation area, and along the Burdekin River to the north and south Burdekin water boards and river customers.
Water is released from Callide and Kroombit dams to downstream controlling structures and percolates into the underlying aquifers. Irrigators draw their supplies from the aquifers and directly from Kroombit and Callide creeks during releases. Water is pumped from Callide Dam to the Callide power stations and Banana Shire Council.
Julius Dam provides water to the North West Queensland Water Pipeline Pty Ltd (a SunWater subsidiary) which supplies the Ernest Henry Mine. The dam also serves as a backup supply to the Mount Isa Water Board.
Water is released from Eden Bann Weir down the Fitzroy River, from which it is pumped via the Stanwell Pipeline to the Stanwell Power Station. Irrigation customers draw supplies from the Fitzroy River.
Water from Borumba Dam is released to the Mary River and Tinana Creek barrages and pumped through a channel distribution network for irrigation, urban and industrial use. Water from Cedar Pocket Dam is released for irrigation along Deep Creek.
The scheme is supplied by Fairbairn Dam via the Selma and Weemah channel systems and supplemented sections of the Nogoa–Mackenzie River. The scheme also includes three weirs along the Mackenzie River and the Blackwater Pipeline that supplies coalmines around Blackwater.
Customers are supplied from Beardmore Dam via the St George and Buckinbah channel systems and supplemented sections of the Thuraggi watercourse and Balonne River. The scheme is also serviced by three weirs.
Wuruma Dam supplements sections and supplies weirs along the Burnett and Nogo rivers. The supplemented section of the Burnett River also collects runoff from the Auburn and Boyne rivers and unused water released from Boondooma Dam’s Boyne River outlet. The allocation and delivery figures include those from Kirar Weir.