Lake Clarendon Dam
|Lake Clarendon Dam|
Location of the Lake Clarendon Dam
|Location||South East Queensland|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||13.1 m (43 ft)|
|Length||4,300 m (14,100 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,400×103 m3 (49×106 cu ft)|
|Spillway capacity||62 m3/s (2,200 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||24,330 ML (5.35×109 imp gal; 6.43×109 US gal)|
|Catchment area||3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)|
|Surface area||339 ha (840 acres)|
|Max. water depth||13 m (43 ft)|
|Normal elevation||96 m (315 ft) AHD|
The Lake Clarendon Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway located off-stream in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for irrigation of the Lockyer Valley. The resultant impounded reservoir is called Lake Clarendon.
Location and features
Located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Gatton, the Lake Clarendon Dam is part of a number of small dams built above the Lockyer Valley to supply water for irrigation purposes.
The 4,300 m (14,100 ft) long rock and earthfill structure has a maximum height of 13.1 m (43 ft) and an overflow spillway which diverts excess water into a series of open channels that eventually flow into the Lockyer Creek. The dam creates a reservoir, Lake Clarendon, with a storage capacity of 24,330 megalitres (5.35×109 imp gal; 6.43×109 US gal) and a maximum surface area of 339 hectares (840 acres). The dam is managed by SEQ Water.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit is no longer required to fish in the reservoir. Lake Clarendon was removed from the SIP scheme in 2012.
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- 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.
- Williams, Brian (11 June 2006). "Tiny trickle sparks torrent". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
- "Recreational fishing rules for Queensland: A brief guide" (PDF). Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (PDF). Queensland Government. 1 February 2012. p. 7. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
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