The water levels in our three storage dams are influenced by environmental and human factors; rainfall, evaporation and population usage. As the water level drops, our water use must also reduce.

This is why water restrictions become more strict as the usable storage capacity reduces.

Total dam storage and total water usage

Individual dam storage levels

Dam Full supply volume (ML) Current volume (ML) % full Latest observation Comment
Cooby19762 ML17764 ML90.210.30am 20/05/2024
Cressbrook79266 ML67043 ML85.010.30am 20/05/2024
Perseverance26944 ML25803 ML95.910.30am 20/05/2024

Combined dam storage

Daily water use for April 2024

By water restriction level

Town zone Main supply target (litres/person/day) Daily consumption (litres/person/day)
Blue Mountain Heights200 (Low)147.0
Cecil Plains200 (Low)128.0
Clifton200 (Low)116.6
Crows Nest200 (Low)118.6
Goombungee200 (Low)117.7
Gowrie Junction200 (Low)80.8
Gowrie Mountain200 (Low)56.6
Haden200 (Low)46.5
Hampton200 (Low)72.0
Highfields, Cabarlah, Meringandan East200 (Low)153.4
Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp)200 (Low)59.8
Kingsthorpe200 (Low)118.4
Meringandan West200 (Low)85.4
Millmerran200 (Low)116.3
Nobby200 (Low)106.2
Oakey/Jondaryan200 (Low)127.2
Pittsworth, Brookstead, Southbrook200 (Low)139.8
Toowoomba City, Westbrook200 (Low)162.3
Wyreema200 (Low)122.4
Yarraman200 (Low)182.5
Greenmount175 (Medium)88.1
Cambooya150 (High)133.4
Vale View150 (High)100.0

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