Boobir Dam

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Boobir Dam
Location 1 km West of Blackbutt, Queensland
Coordinates 26°53′11″S 152°05′28″E / 26.8864°S 152.091°E / -26.8864; 152.091Coordinates: 26°53′11″S 152°05′28″E / 26.8864°S 152.091°E / -26.8864; 152.091
Type reservoir
Basin countries Australia
Max. length 400m
Max. width 125m
Surface area 0.05 hectares
Water volume 179 ML
Settlements Blackbutt

Boobir Creek Dam is a relatively small dam that supplies the town water supply for Blackbutt, Queensland.

Management[edit]

The dam is owned and managed by the South Burnett Regional Council (until 2008, by Nanango Shire Council) to provide a safe, reliable water supply for Blackbutt. At present, tourist facilities are not provided and the road into the dam is locked.

Drought[edit]

During the early 2000s drought, Boobir Creek Dam ran nearly dry, and Nanango Shire Council called for urgent tenders to complete a pipeline from Wivenhoe Dam. Fortunately, the project was altered after years of good, flooding rain in 2008, 2010/11 and 2013.

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