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03 March 2010

The dams of SEQ are looking healthy

Ever read a brief article making reference to dam levels in SEQ and would like to read more detail about historic trends, capacity of each dam, what they can be used for (recreation, etc)?

Check out the interactive map on the SEQWater website:

You can select an individual dam and view it's vital statistics. You can also look at estimates of what the dam looks like in various states (from full to empty).

The following two diagrams are of Somerset Dam at 13% and 99%, although Somerset is currently at 103.3% and releasing into
Wivenhoe Dam.

While we're having heavy rainfall, now is the time to pay attention to local flooding, water overflow, current road closures caused by flooding, how water travels through your local creeks (changes to infrastructure and local development can impact how well the creeks handle heavy rain).

Here are some pictures I took today of some of our local creeks:

a) Toombul: Air train overhead (connecting train to the Brisbane Airport). The construction in the distance is Airport Link. The conveyor belt to the left is for extracting dirt from the tunnel and looks something like a 3km roller-coaster.

b) Kedron: This is the same creek as in photo a), but the a few kilometres inland and where the Airport Link junction is at Kedron. From Kedron, the Airport Link tunnel turns right and follows the creek. This photos is looking West up the creek toward the construction work.

c) Kedron: The construction work at Kedron is channelling some of the creek's water carefully around some of the foundation work.

d) Kedron: Looking East. Local residents have witnessed waters that have crept up to the top of the banks and beyond, however, this is about as full as they usually get with heavy rain.

e) Little Cabbage Tree Creek, Aspley: Still heavy flow under Gympie Road, as we head North. However, the levels start to decline the further we travel away from the CBD. The south side of Brisbane has experienced more rain over the last week.

f) Zillmere Water Holes, Zillmere: These waters usually trickle down between the two rows of grass you can see in the middle. They're much higher now, but not interfering with anything just yet. The water is still well below the bridges.

TIP: Now is also a GREAT time to inspect a property where you're concerned about a leaking roof. This is as important for commercial as it is residential property.

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1 comment:

Martyn Fleming - Buyer's Agent said...

Wivenhoe Dam is up to 92.4% today. Amazing spike in SEQ dam levels (it was 69.4% only 5 days ago). However, the figures aren't nearly as breathtaking as the real thing. Borumba Dam and Lake Manchester are both lovely camping spots for family vacations and worth thinking about as the Easter weekend approaches.