Cedar Pocket Dam
|Cedar Pocket Dam|
Location of the Cedar Pocket Dam
|Location||Wide Bay–Burnett, Queensland|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||20 m (66 ft)|
|Length||117 m (384 ft)|
|Dam volume||8×103 m3 (280×103 cu ft)|
|Spillway capacity||1,100 m3/s (39,000 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||730 ML (26×106 cu ft)|
|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, where the dam provides regulated water supplies along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Mary River.
Location and features
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 (26×106 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). The dam is managed by Seqwater.
There is a scenic lookout at Cedar Pocket Dam, however, picnic facilities and public toilets are unavailable.
- "Cedar Pocket Dam". Water supply: Dams and weirs. Seqwater. 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
- 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.
- "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. Australian National Committee on Large Dams. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
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