Cedar Pocket Dam

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Cedar Pocket Dam
Cedar Pocket Dam is located in Queensland
Cedar Pocket Dam
Location of the Cedar Pocket Dam
in Queensland
Country Australia
Location Wide Bay–Burnett, Queensland
Coordinates 26°12′48″S 152°47′31″E / 26.21333°S 152.79194°E / -26.21333; 152.79194Coordinates: 26°12′48″S 152°47′31″E / 26.21333°S 152.79194°E / -26.21333; 152.79194
Purpose Irrigation
Status Operational
Opening date 1987 (1987)
Operator(s) SEQ Water
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment dam
Impounds Deep Creek
Height 20 m (66 ft)
Length 117 m (384 ft)
Dam volume 8×10^3 m3 (280×10^3 cu ft)
Spillway type Uncontrolled
Spillway capacity 1,100 m3/s (39,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 730 ML (26×10^6 cu ft)[1]
Catchment area 17.8 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Surface area 22 ha (54 acres)
Maximum water depth 12.3 m (40 ft)
Normal elevation 135 m (443 ft) AHD

The Cedar Pocket Dam is a partially concrete gravity and rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway located across the Deep Creek in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for irrigation,[2][3] where the dam provides regulated water supplies along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Mary River.

Location and features[edit]

The Cedar Pocket Dam is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Gympie.

The dam wall is 20 metres (66 ft) high and 117 metres (384 ft) long and holds back 730 megalitres (26×10^6 cu ft) of water when at full capacity. The surface area of the reservoir is 22 hectares (54 acres) and the catchment area is 17.8 square kilometres (6.9 sq mi). The uncontrolled un-gated spillway has a discharge capacity of 1,110 cubic metres per second (39,000 cu ft/s).[1][3] The dam is managed by Seqwater.


There is a scenic lookout at Cedar Pocket Dam, however, picnic facilities and public toilets are unavailable.


  1. ^ a b "Cedar Pocket Dam". Water supply: Dams and weirs. Seqwater. 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Rod; James, Ernie; Sully, Chris; Classon, Bill; Eckermann, Joy (2008). Queensland Dams. Bayswater, Victoria: Australian Fishing Network. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-86513-134-4. 
  3. ^ a b "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. Australian National Committee on Large Dams. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2014.