Chinchilla Weir Weirs & Barrages
Chinchilla Weir, 8 km south of Chinchilla on the Condamine River, was built in 1973 to address a shortage of urban water supply for the town of Chinchilla.
It supplies irrigators upstream through the pond created by the weir and downstream from water releases.
Water helps the region’s agriculture industry, including beef and pork production, fruit and vegetable crops, cotton and most notably melons. Producing 25% of the country’s watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons, Chinchilla is the melon capital of Australia.
Chinchilla Weir9,780 ML
Underwater hazard information
Chinchilla Weir has numerous underwater hazards present at various storage levels.
Sunwater conducted an underwater survey in November 2018 which identified the location of various hazards.
Maps showing these hazards are available below. Please note, these maps DO NOT identify every hazard and should be used as a guide only. The location, type and depth of obstructions change over time due to general water movements, flood events and other natural occurrences.
It is the responsibility of recreational users and visitors to be aware of the risks at the weir and when operating a vessel on the lake. Always exercise caution, assess conditions and read the signs.
Submerged hazards maps
The maps in this section provide a visual representation of the location of submerged hazards at various supply levels at Chinchilla Weir.
- Submerged hazard map 1: 25%
- Submerged hazard map 2: 50%
- Submerged hazard map 3: 75%
- Submerged hazard map 4: 100%
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