Kinchant Dam

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Kinchant Dam
Location 30km West of Mackay, Queensland
Coordinates 21°12′40″S 148°53′49″E / 21.2112°S 148.897°E / -21.2112; 148.897Coordinates: 21°12′40″S 148°53′49″E / 21.2112°S 148.897°E / -21.2112; 148.897
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Sandy Creek
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 920 ha (2,300 acres)
Max. depth 18.1 m (59 ft)
Water volume 62,800 ML (50,900 acre·ft)[1]
Surface elevation 57.21 m (187.7 ft)
References [1]

Kinchant Dam was built on Sandy Creek to provide irrigation & town water in 1977. Kinchant holds 62,800 ML of water at an average depth of 6.8 m and has a surface area of 920 hectares when full.


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

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