Eungella Dam

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Eungella Dam
Location 83km west of Mackay, Queensland
Coordinates 21°08′27″S 148°23′20″E / 21.1409°S 148.389°E / -21.1409; 148.389Coordinates: 21°08′27″S 148°23′20″E / 21.1409°S 148.389°E / -21.1409; 148.389
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Broken River
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 848 ha (2,100 acres)
Water volume 112,400 ML (91,100 acre·ft)[1]
Surface elevation 562.71 m (1,846.2 ft)
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Eungella Dam is one of Queensland's more established[clarification needed] freshwater fisheries. Eungella has made a name for producing extra oversized sooty grunter and more recently barramundi.

SunWater is undertaking a dam spillway capacity upgrade program to ensure the highest level of safety for the[who?] dams is maintained. The spillway will be upgraded in the longer term.[2] Camping is the main reason people come to Eungella Dam, as well as fishing. There are small campsites to set up around the area and small facilities such as drop-down toilets and rubbish bins.

History[edit]

Eungella Dam was constructed in 1969 to meet the requirements of a thermal power station at Collinsville and the town water requirement of Collinsville and Scottsville. Eungella Dam holds 131,000 megalitres (4,600×10^6 cu ft) of water at an average depth of 14.7 metres (48 ft) and has a surface area of 890 hectares (2,200 acres) at full capacity.

Campfires[edit]

Campfires are allowed on the sites. There is plenty of firewood around the area to use, and leaves as well.

Fishing[edit]

A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.[3]

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