Peter Faust Dam

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Lake Proserpine
Location 22 km West of Proserpine, Queensland
Coordinates 20°22′02″S 148°22′41″E / 20.3673°S 148.378°E / -20.3673; 148.378Coordinates: 20°22′02″S 148°22′41″E / 20.3673°S 148.378°E / -20.3673; 148.378
Type reservoir
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 4,325 ha (10,690 acres)
Max. depth 39.6 m (130 ft)
Water volume 491,400 ML (398,400 acre·ft)[1]
Surface elevation 85.6 m (281 ft)
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Lake Proserpine, which is also known as Peter Faust Dam is situated 26 kilometres inland from Proserpine, in North Queensland, Australia.


Thiess was the contractor company chosen to construct the dam over the Proserpine River. Construction of the Peter Faust Dam began in May 1989 and was completed hastily in December 1990, four and a half months ahead of schedule, in time for a massive downpour which filled the dam.[2]


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

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