Responsible Agency: SunWater
Proposal Stage of Development: Strategic Business Case Underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q3 2017
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


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.


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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