Biggera Creek Dam
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|Biggera Creek Dam|
Location of the Biggera Creek Dam
|Location||South East Queensland|
|Operator(s)||Gold Coast City Council|
|Dam and spillways|
|Total capacity||3,700 ML (810×106 imp gal; 980×106 US gal)|
The Biggera Creek Dam, or formally the Biggera Creek Flood Mitigation Dam, is a dam established for flood mitigation purposes over the Biggera Creek, located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The dam is situated approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of Southport in the suburb of Arundel. It is operated by the Gold Coast City Council.
The dam has a capacity of 3,700 megalitres (810×106 imp gal; 980×106 US gal) and the height of the dam wall is 15 metres (49 ft).
Because its sole purpose is flood mitigation, the retention basin behind the dam is almost always empty of water.
- "Loders Creek and Biggera Creek Catchments Study Guide" (PDF) (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. May 2011.
- Bradley, John. "Rapid assessment of flood mitigation benefits of dams" (PDF) (PDF). Queensland Flood Commission.
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