List of reservoirs and dams in Australia

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Reservoirs and dams in Australia is a link page for any reservoir or dam in Australia.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

There are four key water storage facilities located in the Australian Capital Territory. In addition, there are three smaller man-made reservoirs.

Reservoirs and dams of the Australian Capital Territory
Image Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Waterway(s) impounded Dam type Purpose(s) Reservoir capacity Coordinates
Bendora-dam-in-spill.jpg Bendora Dam Bendora Reservoir Namadgi National Park Cotter River Arch Water supply 11,540 ML (2.54×10^9 imp gal; 3.05×10^9 US gal) 35°26′49″S 148°49′41″E / 35.447°S 148.828°E / -35.447; 148.828 (Bendora Dam)
Corin Dam aerial W.jpg Corin Dam Corin Reservoir Namadgi National Park Cotter River Embankment Water supply 75,500 ML (16.6×10^9 imp gal; 19.9×10^9 US gal) 35°33′55″S 148°49′52″E / 35.56541°S 148.83108°E / -35.56541; 148.83108 (Corin Dam)
Cotter Dam from below.JPG Cotter Dam Cotter Reservoir Cotter River Gravity Water supply 78 GL (17×10^9 imp gal; 21×10^9 US gal) 35°19′10″S 148°56′19″E / 35.31955°S 148.93853°E / -35.31955; 148.93853 (Cotter Dam)
DFRLake Ginninderra.jpg Lake Ginninderra Belconnen Ginninderra Creek Artificial lake Recreation 35°14′S 149°04′E / 35.233°S 149.067°E / -35.233; 149.067 (Lake Ginninderra)
Scrivener Dam with 3 open sluices.jpg Scrivener Dam Lake Burley Griffin Yarralumla Molonglo River Gravity Recreation 27,740 ML (6.10×10^9 imp gal; 7.33×10^9 US gal) 35°17′59″S 149°04′20″E / 35.29972°S 149.07222°E / -35.29972; 149.07222 (Scrivener Dam)
Strangerpond01.JPG Stranger Pond Bonython Off-stream Artificial lake Recreation 35°25′47″S 149°4′11″E / 35.42972°S 149.06972°E / -35.42972; 149.06972 (Stranger Pond)
Lake tuggeranong reflection.jpg Lake Tuggeranong Tuggeranong Tuggeranong Creek Artificial lake Recreation 35°24′30″S 149°04′00″E / 35.40833°S 149.06667°E / -35.40833; 149.06667 (Lake Tuggeranong)

New South Wales[edit]

There are 2,250 dams, weirs, catchments, and barrages in New South Wales.[1] Of these, 135 facilities are considered major dams according to the Australian National Committee on Large Dams.[2]

Dams and reservoirs[edit]

The largest reservoir in New South Wales is the 4,798-gigalitre (1,055×10^9 imp gal; 1,267×10^9 US gal) Lake Eucumbene in the Snowy Mountains, formed by the Eucumbene Dam.[3]

Reservoirs and dams of New South Wales
Image Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Waterway(s) impounded Dam type Purpose(s) Reservoir capacity[2] Coordinates[1]
AvonDam.JPG Avon Dam Avon Storage Reservoir Sydney
 – Macarthur and Illawarra
Avon River Gravity Water supply 214,360 ML (47.15×10^9 imp gal; 56.63×10^9 US gal) 34°21′05″S 150°38′28″E / 34.35139°S 150.64111°E / -34.35139; 150.64111 (Avon Dam)
Bendeela Pondage Bendeela Pondage South Coast Kangaroo River Embankment Water supply 1,200 ML (0.26×10^9 imp gal; 0.32×10^9 US gal) 34°42′55″S 150°28′04″E / 34.71528°S 150.46778°E / -34.71528; 150.46778 (Bendeela Pondage)
Ben Boyd Dam South Coast
BenChifleyDamWall.jpg Ben Chifley Dam Central West Campbells River Embankment Water supply 30,800 ML (6.8×109 imp gal; 8.1×109 US gal) 33°32′54″S 149°38′05″E / 33.54833°S 149.63472°E / -33.54833; 149.63472 (Ben Chifley Dam)
BloweringDam 001 20060211.jpg Blowering Dam Blowering Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River Embankment Flood mitigation
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
Water supply
Conservation
1,628 GL (3.58×1011 imp gal; 4.30×1011 US gal) 35°24′05″S 148°14′52″E / 35.40139°S 148.24778°E / -35.40139; 148.24778 (Blowering Dam)
Brogo Dam South Coast Brogo River Embankment Environmental flows
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
Water supply
8,980 ML (1.98×109 imp gal; 2.37×109 US gal) 36°28′59″S 149°44′3″E / 36.48306°S 149.73417°E / -36.48306; 149.73417 (Brogo Dam)
Lake Burrendong.jpg Burrendong Dam Lake Burrendong Orana Macquarie River Embankment Flood mitigation
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
Water supply
1,188 GL (2.61×1011 imp gal; 3.14×1011 US gal) 32°40′4″S 149°6′25″E / 32.66778°S 149.10694°E / -32.66778; 149.10694 (Burrendong Dam)
Burrinjuck Dam under construction.jpg Burrinjuck Dam Lake Burrinjuck Riverina Murrumbidgee River Gravity Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
1,026 GL (2.26×1011 imp gal; 2.71×1011 US gal) 39°59′54″S 148°35′4″E / 39.99833°S 148.58444°E / -39.99833; 148.58444 (Burrinjuck Dam)
CarcoarDam.jpg Carcoar Dam Central West Belubula River Arch Irrigation
Water supply
Water conservation
36,400 ML (8.0×109 imp gal; 9.6×109 US gal) 33°37′00″S 149°10′45″E / 33.61667°S 149.17917°E / -33.61667; 149.17917 (Carcoar Dam)
Cascade Creek Dam Cascade Dam Blue Mountains Cascade Creek Embankment Water supply 1,704 ML (0.375×10^9 imp gal; 0.450×10^9 US gal) 33°41′29″S 150°18′05″E / 33.69139°S 150.30139°E / -33.69139; 150.30139 (Cascade Creek Dams)
Cataract at capacity.jpg Cataract Dam Cataract Reservoir Sydney
 – Macarthur and Illawarra
Cararact River Gravity Water supply 94,300 ML (2.07×1010 imp gal; 2.49×1010 US gal) 34°15′55″S 150°48′04″E / 34.26528°S 150.80111°E / -34.26528; 150.80111 (Cataract Dam)
Chaffey Dam Chaffey Dam New England Peel River Embankment Irrigation
Water supply
61,800 ML (1.36×1010 imp gal; 1.63×1010 US gal)
Chichester Dam Lake Chichester Hunter Chichester and Wangat rivers 21,500 ML (4.7×109 imp gal; 5.7×109 US gal)
Clarrie Hall Dam Lake Clarrie Hall Northern Rivers Doon Doon Creek 16,000 ML (3.5×109 imp gal; 4.2×109 US gal)
Cochrane Dam Cochrane Lake South Coast Georges Creek 385 ML (0.085×10^9 imp gal; 0.102×10^9 US gal)
Copeton Dam Lake Copeton New England Gwydir River 1,364 GL (3.00×1011 imp gal; 3.60×1011 US gal)
CordeauxDam.JPG Cordeaux Dam Sydney
 – Macarthur and Illawarra
Cordeaux River Gravity Water supply 93,600 ML (2.06×1010 imp gal; 2.47×1010 US gal) 34°20′25″S 150°44′35″E / 34.34028°S 150.74306°E / -34.34028; 150.74306 (Cordeaux Dam)
Deep Creek Dam Deep Creek Reservoir Snowy Mountains Deep Creek 11 ML (0.0024×10^9 imp gal; 0.0029×10^9 US gal)
Eucumbene Dam Lake Eucumbene Snowy Mountains Eucumbene River 4,798 GL (1.055×1012 imp gal; 1.267×1012 US gal)
FitzroyFallsReservoir.JPG Fitzroy Falls Dam Fitzroy Falls Reservoir South Coast Yarrunga Creek Embankment Water supply 23,500 ML (5.2×109 imp gal; 6.2×109 US gal)
Geehi Dam Geehi Reservoir Snowy Mountains Geehi River 21,093 ML (4.640×109 imp gal; 5.572×109 US gal)
Glenbawn Dam Lake Glenbawn Hunter Hunter River 750 GL (1.6×1011 imp gal; 2.0×1011 US gal)
Glennies Creek Dam Lake St Clair Hunter Hunter River 283,000 ML (6.2×1010 imp gal; 7.5×1010 US gal)
Googong Dam Googong Reservoir Capital Country Queanbeyan River 121,083 ML (2.6635×1010 imp gal; 3.1987×1010 US gal)
Grahamstown Dam Hunter and Mid North Coast
Guthega Dam Guthega Pondage Snowy Mountains Snowy River Gravity Hydroelectricity 1,604 ML (0.353×10^9 imp gal; 0.424×10^9 US gal)
Happy Jacks Dam Happy Jacks Pondage Snowy Mountains Tumut River Gravity Hydroelectricity 271 ML (0.060×10^9 imp gal; 0.072×10^9 US gal)
Hume Dam Lake Hume (on border with Victoria) Riverina Murray River Embankment
Gravity
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
3,038,000 ML (668×10^9 imp gal; 803×10^9 US gal)
Island Bend Dam Island Bend Pondage Snowy Mountains Snowy River Gravity Hydroelectricity 3,084 ML (0.678×10^9 imp gal; 0.815×10^9 US gal)
Jindabyne Dam Lake Jindabyne Snowy Mountains Snowy River Embankment Hydroelectricity 688 GL (1.51×1011 imp gal; 1.82×1011 US gal)
Jounama Dam Jounama Pondage Snowy Mountains Tumut River Embankment Hydroelectricity 43,542 ML (9.578×109 imp gal; 1.1503×1010 US gal)
Keepit Dam Lake Keepit New England
Khancoban Dam Khancoban Reservoir Snowy Mountains Swampy Plain River Embankment Hydroelectricity 26,643 ML (5.861×109 imp gal; 7.038×109 US gal)
Lostock Dam Lostock Dam Hunter
Liverpool Offtake Dam Liverpool Offtake Reservoir
Lyell Dam Lake Lyell Central West
Malpas Dam
Mangrove Creek Dam Central Coast
Marom Creek Dam
Murray Two Dam Murray Two Pondage Snowy Mountains Khancoban Bank Arch Hydroelectricity 2,344 ML (0.516×10^9 imp gal; 0.619×10^9 US gal)
NepeanDam.JPG Nepean Dam Sydney
 – Macarthur and Illawarra
Nepean River Arch gravity Water supply 70,170 ML (1.544×1010 imp gal; 1.854×1010 US gal) 34°19′55″S 150°37′05″E / 34.33194°S 150.61806°E / -34.33194; 150.61806 (Nepean Dam)
Oberon Dam Central West
Pindari Dam North West Slopes
Prospect Dam Prospect Reservoir Sydney
 – Western suburbs
Prospect Creek 50,200 ML (1.10×1010 imp gal; 1.33×1010 US gal)
Rocky Creek Dam Northern Rivers
Rydal Dam Central West
Snowy Mountains Scheme Snowy Mountains
Split Rock Dam Split Rock Reservoir New England
Spring Creek Dam Central West
Stephens Creek Dam Stephens Creek Reservoir Far West Stephens Creek Gravity Water supply 2,000 ML (440,000,000 imp gal; 530,000,000 US gal) 31°52′42″S 141°35′40″E / 31.87833°S 141.59444°E / -31.87833; 141.59444 (Stephens Creek Dam)
Suma Park Dam Central West
Talbingo Dam Talbingo Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River Embankment Hydroelectricity 921 GL (2.03×1011 imp gal; 2.43×1011 US gal)
TallowaDam Discharge2.JPG Tallowa Dam Lake Yarrunga South Coast Shoalhaven River Gravity Water supply 85,500 ML (1.88×1010 imp gal; 2.26×1010 US gal) 34°46′22″S 150°18′48″E / 34.77278°S 150.31333°E / -34.77278; 150.31333 (Tallowa Dam)
Tantangara Dam Tantangara Reservoir Snowy Mountains Murrumbidge River Gravity Hydroelectricity 254,099 ML (5.5894×1010 imp gal; 6.7126×1010 US gal)
Tilba Dam South Coast
Tooma Dam Tooma Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tooma River Embankment Hydroelectricity 28,124 ML (6.186×109 imp gal; 7.430×109 US gal)
Toonumbar Dam Lake Toonumbar Northern Rivers
Tumut Pond Dam Tumut Pond Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River 52,793 ML (1.1613×1010 imp gal; 1.3946×1010 US gal)
Tumut Two Dam Tumut Two Reservoir Snowy Mountains Tumut River Gravity Hydroelectricity 2,677 ML (0.589×10^9 imp gal; 0.707×10^9 US gal)
Umberumberka Dam Umberumberka Reservoir Far West Umberumberka Creek Gravity Water Supply 1,950 ML (0.43×10^9 imp gal; 0.52×10^9 US gal) 31°48′49″S 141°12′38″E / 31.81361°S 141.21056°E / -31.81361; 141.21056 (Umberumberka Dam)
Warragamba Dam Lake Burragorang Sydney
 – Macarthur
Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee,
Wollondilly, and Warragamba rivers
2,031 GL (4.47×1011 imp gal; 5.37×1011 US gal)
Windamere Dam Central West
WingecarribeeReservoir.JPG Wingecarribee Dam Wingecarribee Reservoir South Coast Wingecarribee River Embankment Water supply 25,875 ML (5.692×109 imp gal; 6.835×109 US gal) 34°32′29″S 150°28′55″E / 34.54139°S 150.48194°E / -34.54139; 150.48194 (Wingecarribee Dam)
Woodford Creek Dam Blue Mountains
Woronora Dam Woronora Reservoir Sydney
 – Sutherland Shire
Woronora River 71,790 ML (1.579×1010 imp gal; 1.896×1010 US gal)
Wyangaladamfullcapacity.jpg Wyangala Dam Lake Wyangala Central West Lachlan River Embankment Flood mitigation
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
Water supply
1,220,000 ML (270×10^9 imp gal; 320×10^9 US gal) 33°57′S 148°59′E / 33.950°S 148.983°E / -33.950; 148.983 (Wyangala Dam)
Yellow Pinch Dam Yellow Pinch Dam South Coast Yellow Pinch Creek Embankment Water supply 3,000 ML (0.66×10^9 imp gal; 0.79×10^9 US gal) 36°49′55″S 149°48′04″E / 36.83194°S 149.80111°E / -36.83194; 149.80111 (Yellow Pinch Dam)

Weirs and Barrages[edit]

Weir/barrage name Region(s) Coordinates
Bonshaw Weir North West Slopes 28°59′09″S 151°16′36″E / 28.985823°S 151.276757°E / -28.985823; 151.276757
Inverell Weir North West Slopes 29°47′32″S 151°08′14″E / 29.792235°S 151.137205°E / -29.792235; 151.137205
Tareelaroi Weir North West Slopes 29°26′50″S 150°02′17″E / 29.447109°S 150.038009°E / -29.447109; 150.038009

Cancelled and decommissioned[edit]

Image Dam/reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Status Coordinates
(where appropriate)
Balmain Reservoir 2.JPG Balmain Reservoir Sydney  – Inner West Decommissioned 33°51′32″S 151°10′56″E / 33.85889°S 151.18222°E / -33.85889; 151.18222 (Balmain Reservoir)
Gosling Creek Dam Central West Decommissioned in 1962 33°18′54″S 149°05′04″E / 33.31500°S 149.08444°E / -33.31500; 149.08444 (Gosling Creek Dam)
Manly dam mini Crane.jpg Manly Dam Sydney  – Northern Beaches Decommissioned in 1942 33°46′53″S 151°15′21″E / 33.78139°S 151.25583°E / -33.78139; 151.25583 (Manly Dam)
Tillegra Dam Hunter Proposed and cancelled in 2010 32°19′13″S 151°41′10″E / 32.32028°S 151.68611°E / -32.32028; 151.68611 (Tillegra Dam)

Northern Territory[edit]

There are 805 named water storage facilities located in the Northern Territory.[1] Of these, four facilities are considered major dams according to the Australian National Committee on Large Dams.[2]

Dams of the Northern Territory
Image Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Waterway(s) impounded Dam type Purpose(s) Reservoir capacity[2] Coordinates[1]
Copperfield Dam Copperfield Creek Embankment Water supply 500 ML (110×10^6 imp gal; 130×10^6 US gal)
Darwin River Dam Darwin River Embankment Water supply 265,500 ML (58.4×10^9 imp gal; 70.1×10^9 US gal) 12°53′45″S 131°02′20″E / 12.89583°S 131.03889°E / -12.89583; 131.03889 (Darwin River Dam)
Manton Dam Manton River Arch Recreation 15,910 ML (3.50×10^9 imp gal; 4.20×10^9 US gal) 12°51′32″S 131°07′12″E / 12.85889°S 131.12000°E / -12.85889; 131.12000 (Manton Dam)
Mary Ann Dam Lake Mary Ann Tennant Creek Mary Ann Creek Embankment Recreation 450 ML (99×10^6 imp gal; 120×10^6 US gal) 19°36′36″S 134°12′42″E / 19.61000°S 134.21167°E / -19.61000; 134.21167 (Lake Mary Ann)

Queensland[edit]

Dams and reservoirs[edit]

There are 183 key water storage facilities located in Queensland. These facilities represent a total capacity of 13,389 gigalitres (2,945×10^9 imp gal; 3,537×10^9 US gal) for Queensland. This does not include privately owned off-stream storage sites used for water harvesting.[4][dead link]

Dams of Queensland
Image Dam name
(where appropriate)
Reservoir name
(where appropriate)
Region(s) Waterway(s) impounded Dam type Purpose(s) Reservoir capacity Coordinates
Atkinson Dam wall 2.jpg Atkinson Dam Lake Atkinson South East Queensland
 – West Moreton
Buaraba Creek Embankment Irrigation 30,500 ML (6.7×10^9 imp gal; 8.1×10^9 US gal) 27°25′42″S 152°26′39″E / 27.42833°S 152.44417°E / -27.42833; 152.44417 (Atkinson Dam)
Lake Awoonga
Bamboo Dam
Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Lake Baroon 2.jpg Baroon Pocket Dam Lake Baroon South East Queensland
 – Sunshine Coast
Obi Obi Creek Embankment Water supply 61,000 ML (13×10^9 imp gal; 16×10^9 US gal) 26°42′12″S 152°52′5″E / 26.70333°S 152.86806°E / -26.70333; 152.86806 (Baroon Pocket Dam)
Lake Belmore
Biggera Creek Dam South East Queensland
 – Gold Coast
Biggera Creek Flood mitigation 3,700 ML (810×10^6 imp gal; 980×10^6 US gal) 27°56′54″S 153°22′59″E / 27.94833°S 153.38306°E / -27.94833; 153.38306 (Biggera Creek Dam)
Bill Gunn Dam Lake Dyer South East Queensland
 – Lockyer Valley
Off-stream Embankment Irrigation 6,940 ML (1,530×10^6 imp gal; 1,830×10^6 US gal) 27°37′40″S 152°22′37″E / 27.62778°S 152.37694°E / -27.62778; 152.37694 (Bill Gunn Dam)
Bjelke-Petersen Dam Lake Barambah
Boondooma From Lookout 1.JPG Boondooma Dam
Boobir Dam
Borumba Dam
Bromelton Dam Bromelton Offstream Storage South East Queensland
 – Beaudesert
Off-stream Embankment Water supply 8,210 ML (1,810×10^6 imp gal; 2,170×10^6 US gal) 27°56′44″S 152°57′14″E / 27.94556°S 152.95389°E / -27.94556; 152.95389 (Bromelton Dam)
Burdekin Dam.jpg Burdekin Dam
Burton Gorge Dam
Callide Dam
Cania Dam
Cedar Pocket Dam
Lake Clarendon Dam Lake Clarendon South East Queensland
 – Lockyer Valley
Off-stream Embankment Irrigation 24,330 ML (5.35×10^9 imp gal; 6.43×10^9 US gal) 27°30′56″S 152°21′4″E / 27.51556°S 152.35111°E / -27.51556; 152.35111 (Lake Clarendon Dam)
Connolly Dam
Cooby Dam
Coolmunda Dam Australia.jpg Coolmunda Dam
Cooloolabin Dam
Coombabah Lake
Copperlode Dam Lake Morris
Corella Dam
Cressbrook Dam
East Leichhardt Dam
E.J. Beardmore Dam
Enoggera-Reservoir.JPG Enoggera Dam Enoggera Reservoir South East Queensland
 – Brisbane
Enoggera Creek Earth-fill Water supply 4,500 ML (990×10^6 imp gal; 1,200×10^6 US gal) 27°26′50″S 152°56′37″E / 27.44722°S 152.94361°E / -27.44722; 152.94361 (Enoggera Dam)
Eungella Dam
Ewen Maddock Dam South East Queensland
 – Sunshine Coast
Addlington Creek Embankment Water supply 16,590 ML (3.65×10^9 imp gal; 4.38×10^9 US gal) 26°40′51″S 153°0′22″E / 26.68083°S 153.00611°E / -26.68083; 153.00611 (Ewen Maddock Dam)
Fairbairn Dam
Fred Haigh Dam Lake Monduran
Gattonvale Offstream Storage
Glenlyon Dam spillway.jpg Glenlyon Dam
GoldCreekDam.JPG Gold Creek Dam Gold Creek Reservoir South East Queensland
 – Brisbane
Gold Creek Embankment Water supply 801 ML (176×10^6 imp gal; 212×10^6 US gal) 27°27′39″S 152°52′52″E / 27.46083°S 152.88111°E / -27.46083; 152.88111 (Gold Creek Dam)
Gordonbrook Dam
Hinze Dam - Spillway Tower (December 2011).png Hinze Dam Advancetown Lake South East Queensland
 – Gold Coast
Nerang River Embankment Water supply
Flood mitigation
310,730 ML (68.35×10^9 imp gal; 82.09×10^9 US gal) 28°3′2″S 153°17′2″E / 28.05056°S 153.28389°E / -28.05056; 153.28389 (Hinze Dam)
Ibis Dam
Irvinebank Dam
Lake Julius
Kidston Dam Copperfield Dam
Kinchant Dam
Kroombit Dam
Koombooloomba Dam
Lake Gregory (Queensland) Isis Balancing Storage
Lake Manchester Dam Lake Manchester South East Queensland
 – Ipswich
Cabbage Tree Creek Gravity Water supply
Recreation
26,000 ML (5.7×10^9 imp gal; 6.9×10^9 US gal) 27°29′17″S 152°45′5″E / 27.48806°S 152.75139°E / -27.48806; 152.75139 (Lake Manchester Dam)
Lenthalls Dam Lake Lenthall
Leslie Dam (Queensland) (2104482638).jpg Leslie Dam
Leslie Harrison Dam from Allambee Crescent.jpg Leslie Harrison Dam Tingalpa Reservoir South East Queensland
 – Brisbane
Tingalpa Creek Embankment Water supply 24,868 ML (5.470×10^9 imp gal; 6.569×10^9 US gal) 27°31′41″S 153°10′49″E / 27.52806°S 153.18028°E / -27.52806; 153.18028 (Leslie Harrison Dam)
Little Nerang Dam Lake Macdonald South East Queensland
 – Gold Coast
Little Nerang Creek Gravity Water supply 8,390 ML (1.85×10^9 imp gal; 2.22×10^9 US gal) 28°8′37″S 153°17′8″E / 28.14361°S 153.28556°E / -28.14361; 153.28556 (Little Nerang Dam)
Maroon Dam wall.JPG Maroon Dam South East Queensland
 – Scenic Rim
Burnett Creek Embankment Irrigation 44,300 ML (9.7×10^9 imp gal; 11.7×10^9 US gal) 28°10′51″S 152°39′25″E / 28.18083°S 152.65694°E / -28.18083; 152.65694 (Maroon Dam)
Middle Creek Dam
Lake Moogerah dam wall.jpg Moogerah Dam Lake Moogerah South East Queensland
 – Fassifern Valley
Reynolds Creek Arch Irrigation
Water supply
83,700 ML (18.4×10^9 imp gal; 22.1×10^9 US gal) 28°1′48″S 152°32′56″E / 28.03000°S 152.54889°E / -28.03000; 152.54889 (Moogerah Dam)
Mount Isa, Queensland - Lake Moondarra.jpg Moondarra Dam Lake Moondarra
Meandu Creek Dam
NorthPineDam.JPG North Pine Dam Lake Samsonvale South East Queensland
 – Moreton Bay
North Pine River Gravity Water supply 214,302 ML (47.140×10^9 imp gal; 56.613×10^9 US gal) 27°15′48″S 152°56′12″E / 27.26333°S 152.93667°E / -27.26333; 152.93667 (North Pine Dam)
Number 7 Dam Big Dam No7, Mount Morgan
Paluma dam A.jpg Paluma Dam
Paradise Dam
Perseverance Dam
Peter Faust Dam Lake Proserpine
Placer Dam
Poona Dam South East Queensland
 – Sunshine Coast
South Maroochy River Embankment Water storage 655 ML (144×10^6 imp gal; 173×10^6 US gal) 26°35′46″S 152°54′36″E / 26.59611°S 152.91000°E / -26.59611; 152.91000 (Poona Dam)
Return Creek Dam
Rifle Creek Dam
Ross river dam.JPG Ross River Dam
Sideling Creek Dam Lake Kurwongbah South East Queensland
 – Moreton Bay
Sideling Creek Embankment Water supply
Recreation
14,500 ML (3.2×10^9 imp gal; 3.8×10^9 US gal) 27°15′28″S 152°57′7″E / 27.25778°S 152.95194°E / -27.25778; 152.95194 (Sideling Creek Dam)
Six Mile Creek Dam Lake Macdonald South East Queensland
 – Sunshine Coast
Six Mile Creek Embankment Water supply
Recreation
8,018 ML (1.764×10^9 imp gal; 2.118×10^9 US gal) 26°22′52″S 152°55′48″E / 26.38111°S 152.93000°E / -26.38111; 152.93000 (Six Mile Creek Dam)
Solomon Dam
SomersetDamWallNew.JPG Somerset Dam Lake Somerset South East Queensland
 – Somerset Region
Stanley River Gravity Water supply
Flood mitigation
Recreation
Hydroelectricity
904,000 ML (199×10^9 imp gal; 239×10^9 US gal) 27°6′52″S 152°33′25″E / 27.11444°S 152.55694°E / -27.11444; 152.55694 (Somerset Dam)
Southedge Dam
Splityard Creek Dam.JPG Splityard Creek Dam South East Queensland
 – Somerset Region
Pryde Creek Embankment Hydroelectricity 28,700 ML (6,300×10^6 imp gal; 7,600×10^6 US gal) 27°22′16″S 152°38′13″E / 27.37111°S 152.63694°E / -27.37111; 152.63694 (Splityard Creek Dam)
Stannary Hills Dam
Tallebudgera Creek Dam
Teemburra Dam
Theresa Creek Dam
Tinaroo Dam Lake Tinaroo
Teviot Creek Dam
Wappa Dam South East Queensland
 – Sunshine Coast
South Maroochy River Gravity Water supply 4,610 ML (1,010×10^6 imp gal; 1,220×10^6 US gal) 26°34′12″S 152°55′19″E / 26.57000°S 152.92194°E / -26.57000; 152.92194 (Wappa Dam)
Wild River Dam Herberton Dam
Wivenhoe dam wall.jpg Wivenhoe Dam Lake Wivenhoe South East Queensland
 – Brisbane/Gold Coast
Brisbane River Embankment Water supply
Flood mitigation
Hydroelectricity
Recreation
1,165.2 GL (256.3×10^9 imp gal; 307.8×10^9 US gal) 27°23′38″S 152°36′28″E / 27.39389°S 152.60778°E / -27.39389; 152.60778 (Wivenhoe Dam)
Wuruma Dam
Wyaralong Dam.JPG Wyaralong Dam South East Queensland
 – Scenic Rim
Teviot Brook Gravity Water supply 102,883 ML (22,631×10^6 imp gal; 27,179×10^6 US gal) 27°54′33″S 152°52′52″E / 27.90917°S 152.88111°E / -27.90917; 152.88111 (Wyaralong Dam)

Weirs and Barrages[edit]

Name Coordinates
Allan Tannock Weir (Cunnamulla Weir) 28°07′03″S 145°41′10″E / 28.1174°S 145.686°E / -28.1174; 145.686
Aplins Weir 19°18′14″S 146°46′52″E / 19.304°S 146.781°E / -19.304; 146.781
Avis Weir 24°58′46″S 151°07′23″E / 24.9794°S 151.123°E / -24.9794; 151.123
Baron River Hydro Weir 16°49′52″S 145°38′24″E / 16.8311°S 145.640°E / -16.8311; 145.640
Bazley Weir 24°53′37″S 151°07′23″E / 24.8937°S 151.123°E / -24.8937; 151.123
Bedford Weir 23°22′18″S 148°50′28″E / 23.3716°S 148.841°E / -23.3716; 148.841
Ben Anderson Barrage 24°53′19″S 152°17′24″E / 24.8885°S 152.2899°E / -24.8885; 152.2899
Ben Dor Weir 28°33′51″S 150°51′58″E / 28.5642°S 150.866°E / -28.5642; 150.866
Bonshaw Weir 28°59′09″S 151°16′37″E / 28.9857°S 151.277°E / -28.9857; 151.277
Bingegang Weir 23°04′21″S 149°02′02″E / 23.0726°S 149.0340°E / -23.0726; 149.0340
Bingera Weir 24°56′35″S 152°12′47″E / 24.9431°S 152.213°E / -24.9431; 152.213
Blacks Weir 19°19′01″S 146°44′10″E / 19.3170°S 146.7360°E / -19.3170; 146.7360
Blue Valley Weir 20°24′29″S 147°23′35″E / 20.4081°S 147.393°E / -20.4081; 147.393
Bowen River Weir 20°44′46″S 147°56′20″E / 20.7461°S 147.9390°E / -20.7461; 147.9390
Brightview Weir 27°29′48″S 152°30′04″E / 27.4966°S 152.501°E / -27.4966; 152.501
Bromleton Weir 28°00′24″S 152°56′46″E / 28.0066°S 152.946°E / -28.0066; 152.946
Bruce Weir 17°06′39″S 145°06′58″E / 17.1108°S 145.116°E / -17.1108; 145.116
Buaraba Creek Weir 27°24′37″S 152°25′08″E / 27.4104°S 152.419°E / -27.4104; 152.419
Bucca Weir 24°51′35″S 152°04′23″E / 24.8596°S 152.073°E / -24.8596; 152.073
Buckinbah Weir 28°05′12″S 148°46′01″E / 28.0868°S 148.767°E / -28.0868; 148.767
Carpendale Grove Weir 27°34′16″S 152°09′24″E / 27.5712°S 152.1566°E / -27.5712; 152.1566
Cedar Grove Weir 27°50′47″S 152°58′30″E / 27.8465°S 152.975°E / -27.8465; 152.975
Cecil Weir 27°32′03″S 151°12′11″E / 27.5342°S 151.203°E / -27.5342; 151.203
Charters Towers Weir 19°57′58″S 146°18′25″E / 19.9662°S 146.307°E / -19.9662; 146.307
Chinchilla Weir 26°48′05″S 150°34′37″E / 26.8013°S 150.577°E / -26.8013; 150.577
Churchbank Weir 27°46′17″S 152°41′02″E / 27.7714°S 152.684°E / -27.7714; 152.684
Clare Weir 19°51′27″S 147°14′10″E / 19.8574°S 147.236°E / -19.8574; 147.236
Claredon Weir 27°31′36″S 152°22′30″E / 27.5267°S 152.375°E / -27.5267; 152.375
Claude Wharton Weir 25°36′57″S 151°35′38″E / 25.6157°S 151.594°E / -25.6157; 151.594
Collins Weir 17°15′29″S 145°17′38″E / 17.258°S 145.294°E / -17.258; 145.294
Comet River Weir 23°36′49″S 148°33′04″E / 23.6137°S 148.551°E / -23.6137; 148.551
Crump Weir 24°49′13″S 149°44′53″E / 24.8204°S 149.748°E / -24.8204; 149.748
Dulbil Weir 17°02′32″S 145°28′19″E / 17.0422°S 145.472°E / -17.0422; 145.472
Dumbleton Weir 21°08′33″S 149°04′37″E / 21.1426°S 149.077°E / -21.1426; 149.077
Eden Bann Weir 23°05′27″S 150°06′58″E / 23.0907°S 150.116°E / -23.0907; 150.116
Fitzroy River Barrage (Queensland) 23°21′39″S 150°29′53″E / 23.3608°S 150.498°E / -23.3608; 150.498
Fletcher Creek Weir 23°45′48″S 150°22′01″E / 23.7632°S 150.367°E / -23.7632; 150.367
Flagstone Creek Weir 27°36′58″S 152°06′47″E / 27.6161°S 152.113°E / -27.6161; 152.113
Francis Weir 26°18′S 152°02′E / 26.30°S 152.04°E / -26.30; 152.04
Gatton Weir 27°33′36″S 152°15′18″E / 27.5600°S 152.2550°E / -27.5600; 152.2550
Giru Weir 19°30′37″S 147°06′47″E / 19.5102°S 147.1130°E / -19.5102; 147.1130
Glebe Weir 25°27′54″S 150°02′06″E / 25.4649°S 150.035°E / -25.4649; 150.035
Gleesons Weir 19°19′04″S 146°44′42″E / 19.3177°S 146.745°E / -19.3177; 146.745
Glenore Weir 17°51′39″S 141°07′48″E / 17.8609°S 141.130°E / -17.8609; 141.130
Glenore Grove Weir 27°31′07″S 152°24′18″E / 27.5185°S 152.405°E / -27.5185; 152.405
Goondiwindi Weir 28°33′00″S 150°15′00″E / 28.550°S 150.25°E / -28.550; 150.25
Gorge Weir 20°28′22″S 147°17′24″E / 20.4727°S 147.29°E / -20.4727; 147.29
Granite Creek Weir 17°00′58″S 145°22′34″E / 17.016°S 145.376°E / -17.016; 145.376
Grantham Weir 27°34′32″S 152°13′01″E / 27.5755°S 152.217°E / -27.5755; 152.217
Gyranda Weir 25°17′00″S 150°10′55″E / 25.2834°S 150.182°E / -25.2834; 150.182
Imbil Weir 26°27′30″S 152°41′02″E / 26.4582°S 152.684°E / -26.4582; 152.684
Name Coordinates
Intake Weir 26°35′00″S 152°52′59″E / 26.5833°S 152.883°E / -26.5833; 152.883
Jack Taylor Weir 28°02′38″S 148°34′02″E / 28.04395°S 148.56721°E / -28.04395; 148.56721
Joe Sippel Weir 26°16′07″S 152°00′25″E / 26.2687°S 152.007°E / -26.2687; 152.007
John Goleby Weir 25°15′18″S 151°08′53″E / 25.2549°S 151.148°E / -25.2549; 151.148
Jones Weir 25°35′40″S 151°17′49″E / 25.5945°S 151.297°E / -25.5945; 151.297
Jordan's Weir 27°32′32″S 152°19′12″E / 27.5421°S 152.320°E / -27.5421; 152.320
Junction Weir 27°56′08″S 152°35′53″E / 27.9356°S 152.5980°E / -27.9356; 152.5980
Kentville Weir 27°29′34″S 152°26′17″E / 27.4927°S 152.438°E / -27.4927; 152.438
Kilcoy Weir 26°55′12″S 152°34′55″E / 26.9199°S 152.5820°E / -26.9199; 152.5820
Kirar Weir (Eidsvold) 25°21′09″S 151°04′19″E / 25.3525°S 151.072°E / -25.3525; 151.072
Kolan Barrage 24°44′28″S 152°09′50″E / 24.741°S 152.164°E / -24.741; 152.164
Leafgold Weir 17°08′56″S 145°03′11″E / 17.1488°S 145.053°E / -17.1488; 145.053
Lower Flagstone Creek Weir 27°35′32″S 152°08′31″E / 27.5923°S 152.142°E / -27.5923; 152.142
Lower Tenthill Weir 27°35′34″S 152°14′10″E / 27.5929°S 152.236°E / -27.5929; 152.236
McCauley Weir 26°45′15″S 152°04′47″E / 26.754070°S 152.079655°E / -26.754070; 152.079655
Ma Ma Weir 27°39′24″S 152°09′40″E / 27.6568°S 152.1610°E / -27.6568; 152.1610
Maleny Weir 26°45′00″S 152°49′59″E / 26.750°S 152.833°E / -26.750; 152.833
Marian Weir 21°08′24″S 148°56′13″E / 21.1399°S 148.937°E / -21.1399; 148.937
Mary Barrage 25°35′14″S 152°37′25″E / 25.58733°S 152.62366°E / -25.58733; 152.62366
Mirani Weir 21°10′36″S 148°49′48″E / 21.1768°S 148.830°E / -21.1768; 148.830
Monto Weir 24°51′29″S 151°06′22″E / 24.858°S 151.106°E / -24.858; 151.106
Moolabah Weir 27°59′28″S 148°44′06″E / 27.99112°S 148.73498°E / -27.99112; 148.73498
Moura Weir 24°35′22″S 149°54′07″E / 24.5895°S 149.902°E / -24.5895; 149.902
Mount Crosby Weir 27°32′15″S 152°47′53″E / 27.5374°S 152.798°E / -27.5374; 152.798
Mulgildie Weir 25°01′08″S 151°05′35″E / 25.0189°S 151.093°E / -25.0189; 151.093
Mulgowie Weir 27°45′12″S 152°22′19″E / 27.7533°S 152.372°E / -27.7533; 152.372
Mungungo Weir 24°45′51″S 151°09′36″E / 24.7641°S 151.1600°E / -24.7641; 151.1600
Murgon Weir 26°15′54″S 151°54′54″E / 26.265°S 151.915°E / -26.265; 151.915
Nanango Weir 26°39′01″S 151°55′26″E / 26.6502°S 151.9240°E / -26.6502; 151.9240
Ned Churchward Weir 25°03′03″S 152°05′53″E / 25.0509°S 152.0980°E / -25.0509; 152.0980
Neil Turner Weir 26°28′15″S 147°57′32″E / 26.47096°S 147.95891°E / -26.47096; 147.95891
Neville Hewitt Weir 24°10′17″S 149°48′50″E / 24.1714°S 149.8140°E / -24.1714; 149.8140
Orange Creek Weir 24°57′45″S 150°04′23″E / 24.96250°S 150.07317°E / -24.96250; 150.07317
O'Reillys Weir 27°25′05″S 152°35′28″E / 27.4180°S 152.5910°E / -27.4180; 152.5910
Proston Weir 26°12′03″S 151°32′49″E / 26.2007°S 151.547°E / -26.2007; 151.547
Sandy Creek Weir 27°38′14″S 152°19′55″E / 27.6371°S 152.332°E / -27.6371; 152.332
Selma Weir 22°32′31″S 148°08′46″E / 22.542°S 148.146°E / -22.542; 148.146
Silverleaf Weir 26°09′57″S 151°48′50″E / 26.1659°S 151.814°E / -26.1659; 151.814
Solarnum Weir 17°12′14″S 145°03′50″E / 17.2039°S 145.064°E / -17.2039; 145.064
Tartrus Weir 22°57′26″S 149°25′19″E / 22.9571°S 149.4220°E / -22.9571; 149.4220
Talgai Weir 27°59′28″S 151°45′29″E / 27.991°S 151.758°E / -27.991; 151.758
Tenthill Weir 27°38′15″S 152°12′58″E / 27.6376°S 152.216°E / -27.6376; 152.216
Teddington Weir 25°39′00″S 152°39′58″E / 25.6501°S 152.666°E / -25.6501; 152.666
Theodore Weir 24°57′01″S 150°04′00″E / 24.9502°S 150.0666°E / -24.9502; 150.0666
Tinana Barrage 25°34′10″S 152°43′08″E / 25.5695°S 152.7190°E / -25.5695; 152.7190
Val Bird Weir 19°33′49″S 147°05′46″E / 19.5637°S 147.096°E / -19.5637; 147.096
Walla Weir 25°03′07″S 152°05′56″E / 25.052°S 152.099°E / -25.052; 152.099
Whetstone Weir 28°28′01″S 150°57′18″E / 28.4669°S 150.955°E / -28.4669; 150.955
Wilson Weir 27°32′23″S 152°20′31″E / 27.5397°S 152.342°E / -27.5397; 152.342
Yarramalong Weir 27°50′07″S 151°27′00″E / 27.8353°S 151.4499°E / -27.8353; 151.4499
Youlambie Weir 24°49′09″S 151°05′46″E / 24.8192°S 151.096°E / -24.8192; 151.096

South Australia[edit]

Adelaide catchment[edit]

Regional South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

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Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Metropolitan Supply[edit]

Goldfields Supply[edit]

Mid West Region[edit]

North West Region[edit]

Great Southern Region[edit]

South West Region[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Place name search". Gazetteer of Australia. Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated. 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Largest constructed reservoirs by State/Territory". Geoscience Australia: Geographic Information. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Water resources: Availability: Queensland". Australian Government. [dead link]
  5. ^ Dam Technology in Australia 1850-1999, Brice Cole, ANCOLD

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