Callide Dam

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Callide Dam
Location 11 km (6.8 mi) East of Biloela, Queensland
Coordinates 24°22′10″S 150°37′12″E / 24.3695°S 150.620°E / -24.3695; 150.620Coordinates: 24°22′10″S 150°37′12″E / 24.3695°S 150.620°E / -24.3695; 150.620
Type reservoir
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 1,240 ha (3,100 acres)
Max. depth 34.8 m (114 ft)
Water volume 136,300 ML (4,810×10^6 cu ft)[1]
Surface elevation 216.1 m (709 ft)
References [1] only 5 percent

The Callide Dam was constructed in 1965 to supply water for a nearby power station in Biloela in the state of Queensland, Australia.[2] Callide Dam holds 136,300 megalitres (3.60×1010 US gal) at an average depth of 10.5 metres (34 ft) and a surface area of 1,240 hectares (3,100 acres) at full capacity.

The dam supplies water to the Callide Power Station.[2]

SunWater, the water supply and services company, has undertaken a multi-station upgrade program to ensure highest levels of safety for dams of their responsibility. The Callide spillway is scheduled be upgraded in the 'medium-term' range.[3]


A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.[4]

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