Leslie Dam is approximately 12km west of Warwick and is located on Sandy Creek. Leslie Dam has a catchment area of 603km2 and is owned and managed by Sunwater. Council holds a high priority water allocation from Leslie Dam to supply drinking water for Warwick, Allora and Yangan.
Leslie Dam is the main water storage for the Upper Condamine Scheme, which supplies irrigation and urban water supply to users in Warwick and Cecil Plains. The scheme supplies Warwick's town water as well as that of Cecil Plains, but it also underpins irrigation, serving about 100 bulk customers that use irrigation to grow crops. All water releases for irrigation are managed by Sunwater in accordance with the user agreements between Sunwater and licence holders.
Releases for irrigation cease once the dam storage is less than or equal to 460.35m AHD below full supply level, which is when the dam storage sits at 14,960ML or 14.08% full. The remaining supply is reserved exclusively for town water supply for Southern Downs Regional Council. Dam storage levels are reported by Sunwater on the hour. Details can be found on the Sunwater Storage Levels page.
Leslie Dam was surveyed in 2019 and it was determined to have no material impact from silt levels.
Connolly Dam is approximately 15km south of Warwick and is supplied by Rosenthal Creek. Connolly Dam has a catchment area of 134km2 and is owned and managed by Council. Connolly Dam is used at Council's discretion to supplement drinking water supplies. The latest river heights for Rosenthal Creek at Connolly Dam can be found on the BOM website. Data is provided for the previous 7 days and the water level is updated every 3 hours. Click here to see if there have been any inflows.
Connolly Dam was surveyed in 2019. It was determined that Connolly Dam had between 100-150ML (estimated) less water due to siltation across the whole dam area. This had an immaterial impact on the water supply.
Storm King Dam
Storm King Dam is approximately 8km south-east of Stanthorpe and is supplied by Quart Pot Creek. Storm King Dam is owned by Council and has a catchment are of approximately 91km2. Storm King Dam is the sole supply for Stanthorpe's urban supply network. The latest river heights for Quart Pot Creek at Storm King Dam can be found on the BOM website. Data is provided for the previous 7 days and the water level is updated every 3 hours. Click here to see if there have been any inflows.
Storm King Dam was surveyed in 2019. It was determined that Storm King Dam had between 100-150ML (estimated) less water due to siltation across the whole dam area. This had an immaterial impact on the water supply. Desilting (Phase 1) of Storm King Dam is now complete and this work has restored some of the dam storage capacity.
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