Cressbrook Dam

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Cressbrook Dam
Location 33 km (21 mi) North-East of Toowoomba, Queensland
Coordinates 27°15′48″S 152°12′22″E / 27.2633°S 152.206°E / -27.2633; 152.206Coordinates: 27°15′48″S 152°12′22″E / 27.2633°S 152.206°E / -27.2633; 152.206
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Cressbrook Creek
Primary outflows Cressbrook Creek
Catchment area 320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 5.17 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Max. depth 34 m (112 ft)
Water volume 81,842 ML (2,890.2×10^6 cu ft)
Surface elevation 280 m (920 ft)

Cressbrook Dam is one of the three water storages used to supply Toowoomba and the surrounding region. The dam was constructed in 1983[1] for the former Toowoomba City Council, now part of Toowoomba Regional Council. The other two storages used for Toowoomba are Perseverance Dam and Cooby Dam.

Cressbrook Dam has a surface area of 517[1] hectares with a total capacity of 81,842 mega-litres when full (78,847 ML usable) at an average depth of 15.8 metres. The catchment also contains Perseverance Dam, which is located 10 km upstream of Cressbrook.


A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Toowoomba's Dams - Cressbrook Dam". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved November 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ Fishing in Queensland dams? You may need a permit. Archived August 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.