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SEQWater Flood operations update
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:42:13 PM »
Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update - 13.03.12

MEDIA RELEASE - 13 MARCH 2012: Issued at 10:30am

Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update - Wivenhoe Dam releases continue

Due to last week’s rainfall the Seqwater Flood Operations Centre mobilised at 2.00am on Monday 5 March.

The Flood Operations Centre is liaising with the Bureau of Meteorology and relevant councils have been contacted.

Somerset and Wivenhoe dams

Somerset Dam is currently at 100.9% capacity and steady. Controlled releases from Somerset Dam have ceased, and operational releases will be undertaken as required.

Wivenhoe Dam is currently at 78.1% capacity and decreasing. Controlled gate releases are continuing through one gate at a rate of approximately 156 cubic metres per second.

Controlled gate releases from Wivenhoe Dam are expected to continue until late Wednesday 14 March.

Savages Crossing and Twin Bridges are expected to remain closed until the morning of Thursday, 15 March.

Colleges Crossing will remain open unless there is further rain.

Residents should always contact their local council for detailed information on local impacts.

Please note, all road and crossing closures are discussed in advance with local councils and, where relevant, the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Seqwater and the SEQ Water Grid Manager work closely with these organisations in order to notify residents downstream about impending dam releases.

Seqwater's Flood Operations Centre provides local councils with regular and detailed information about dam releases, so that councils can inform residents about possible road closures and the expected duration of those closures.

North Pine Dam

North Pine Dam is currently at 99.4% capacity and steady, with no gate releases currently being made.

Leslie Harrison Dam

Leslie Harrison Dam is currently at 99.8% capacity and steady, with no gate releases currently being made.

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam is currently at 90.4% capacity and steady.

Other storages currently spilling

Due to rainfall in the catchments the following un-gated dams are spilling:

          Atkinson Dam
          Baroon Pocket Dam
          Borumba Dam
          Cedar Pocket Dam
          Cooloolabin Dam
          Enoggera Dam
          Ewen Maddock Dam
          Gold Creek Dam
          Lake MacDonald Dam
          Lake Manchester Dam
          Little Nerang Dam
          Moogerah Dam
          Wappa Dam

The current situation for all Seqwater catchments, including all forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, is being monitored and strategies may be adjusted to reflect changes in weather forecasts and conditions.

Further updates will be issued if there are any significant changes.

Residents should always contact their respective councils for any further information about possible impacts in their local area.


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Re: SEQWater Flood operations update
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 10:14:10 PM »
Water Grid Update - 16.03.12

MEDIA RELEASE - 16 MARCH 2012: Issued at 1:15pm

Seqwater Flood Operations Centre demobilised

Due to heavy rainfall, the Seqwater Flood Operations Centre was mobilised on Monday 5 March.

Releases have concluded and the Flood Operations Centre was demobilised at 6.00pm Thursday 15 March.

As part of its normal operations, Seqwater monitors dam levels and rainfall across South East Queensland.

Gold Creek Dam water quality research


A research project to further develop water quality modelling tools will be conducted by Seqwater at Gold Creek Dam, starting Monday 19 March.

Community members who visit Gold Creek Dam regularly may notice Seqwater, University of Queensland and Griffith University scientists working on and around the dam.

The research project will examine how increased levels of nutrients are processed in a reservoir. This will assist in the development of additional water quality modelling tools which can be applied to other Seqwater dams.

The project will not impact surrounding habitat or native wildlife

Seqwater dam recreation areas update

Due to recent heavy rainfall, several Seqwater recreation areas are closed or have limited access. Please always check public and safety notices at www.seqwater.com.au for recreation areas updates.

Baroon Pocket Dam

Lake Baroon will be re-opened to all water based recreation activities from 6am, Saturday 17 March.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service advises that the Great Walk from Kondalilla to Lake Baroon is temporarily closed.

Check the Great Walks section of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service website for details about this closure.

Wyaralong Dam

The following recreation facilities at Mt Joyce Recreation Park are open:

    Eastern Trailhead (including camping area and boat ramp)
    Western Trailhead (Lilybrook Homestead)
    Ridgeline Trail
    Shoreline Trail
    Mt Joyce Base Camp
    Mountain bike park (excluding Four Cross and Downhill Track No.1)

The following recreation facilities at Mt Joyce Recreation Park remain closed:

    Downhill Track No.1 (closed due to wet ground conditions)
    Four Cross track (closed due to slope instability)
    Mountain Bike Skills area (closed due to slope instability)

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Re: SEQWater Flood operations update
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 06:21:31 PM »
Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update - 19.03.12

Monday 19 March 2012

Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update

Due to forecast rainfall, the Seqwater Flood Operations Centre mobilised at 9pm Saturday, 17 March.

The Flood Operations Centre is liaising closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and all relevant councils have been contacted and advised of the potential for flood releases.

Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam

Somerset Dam is currently at 108% capacity and no gate releases are being made.

Wivenhoe Dam is currently at 76.4% capacity and no gate releases are currently being made.

Seqwater is continuing to monitor the level of both dams and releases may commence today.

Following advice from Seqwater, Twin Bridges was closed by Somerset Regional Council on Sunday afternoon as a precaution. All other bridges are currently open.

North Pine Dam

North Pine Dam is currently at 98.2% capacity. Gate releases commenced at midnight and concluded at 4pm Sunday, 18 March.

Youngs Crossing was reopened at 5pm yesterday by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Residents should contact Council for detailed information about local impacts.

Leslie Harrison Dam

Leslie Harrison Dam is currently at 99% capacity and steady. Minor gate releases were made between 6am and 8.30am Sunday 18 March.

Other storages currently spilling

Due to rainfall in the catchments the following un-gated dams are spilling:

    Atkinson Dam
    Baroon Pocket Dam
    Borumba Dam
    Cedar Pocket Dam
    Cooloolabin Dam
    Enoggera Dam
    Ewen Maddock Dam
    Gold Creek Dam
    Sideling Creek Dam
    Lake MacDonald Dam
    Lake Manchester Dam
    Little Nerang Dam
    Moogerah Dam
    Sideling Creek Dam
    Wappa Dam

The current situation for all Seqwater catchments is being monitored and strategies may be adjusted to reflect changes in weather forecasts and conditions. Further updates will be issued if there are any significant changes.

Residents should always contact their respective Councils for any further information about possible impacts in their local area.

Recreation areas update

Lake Somerset

In the interest of public safety, Lake Somerset was closed to all water-based recreation at 6pm, Sunday 18 March. This is a result of rainfall received in the catchment over the past few days and the current water level of the lake.

Signage will be erected on site advising of the temporary closure of the lake.

Seqwater will advise when it is safe to re-open the lake.

Lake Baroon

Lake Baroon is temporarily closed to all on-water recreation activities due to the high water level.

This closure may continue for several days, depending upon the weather conditions and the amount of rainfall within the catchment area. Signs have been placed on site advising of the temporary closure of the lake. Seqwater will advise when the lake is re-opened to water-based activities.

Although Lake Baroon is temporarily closed to on-water recreation activities, the recreation areas, including the Spillway recreation area remain open to the public.

If you are thinking of visiting one of the Water Grid’s dams or recreation areas - remember to check www.seqwater.com.au for the latest public notices and recreation area closures, and ensure you check road conditions with councils and the Department of Transport and Main Roads before travelling.

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Re: SEQWater Flood operations update
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 07:24:39 PM »
Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update - 26.03.12

MEDIA RELEASE - 26 MARCH 2012: Issued at 8:45am

Seqwater Flood Operations Centre Update - dam release update

Due to forecast rainfall, the Seqwater Flood Operations Centre mobilised at 9pm Saturday, 17 March 2012.

The Flood Operations Centre is liaising closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and all relevant councils have been contacted and advised of the potential for flood releases.

North Pine Dam

North Pine Dam is currently at 98.5%.

Flood releases have been completed and the gates are now closed.

Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam

Somerset Dam is currently at 103.4% capacity and falling slowly. Releases of around 100 cubic metres per second are being made through regulator valves.

Wivenhoe Dam is currently at 79.2% capacity and rising slowly.

Gate releases are currently underway at a rate of 115 cubic metres per second in order to allow Savages Crossing to remain open.

Subject to any rainfall, releases are expected to continue until the end of the week.

Twin Bridges is currently closed. All other bridges remain open.

Leslie Harrison Dam

Leslie Harrison Dam is currently at 99.7% capacity and increasing.

No gate releases are being made.

Other storages currently spilling

Due to rainfall in the catchments the following un-gated dams are spilling:

    Atkinson Dam
    Baroon Pocket Dam
    Borumba Dam
    Cedar Pocket Dam
    Cooloolabin Dam
    Enoggera Dam
    Ewen Maddock Dam
    Gold Creek Dam
    Lake MacDonald Dam
    Little Nerang Dam
    Moogerah Dam
    Sideling Creek Dam
    Wappa Dam

The current situation for all Seqwater catchments is being monitored and strategies may be adjusted to reflect changes in weather forecasts and conditions. Further updates will be issued if there are any significant changes.

Residents should always contact their respective Councils for any further information about possible impacts in their local area.

 

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