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Responsible Agency: SunWater
Proposal Stage of Development: Strategic Business Case Underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q3 2017
Date of Publication: December 2016

NEED

Potential increases in water demand from proposed mining activities in the Bowen and Galilee basins could result in a lack of water storage supply capacity in the region.

PROPOSAL

The proposal is to raise the Burdekin Falls Dam by two metres to increase the storage capacity by 590,000 megalitres to a total of 2,446,000 megalitres. This significant increase in water supply volume is expected to meet the region’s future water demand. A number of options are being considered to raise the spillway crest and increase the capacity of the storage.

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