Somerset Dam - QLD

  Reservoir,Dam

Position

DEG: -27.115377 152.556659
DMS: 27º 06' 55.36" S 152º 33' 23.96" E
UTM: 56 J 7000708mN 456059mE
Altitude: 98.49m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - Reservoir,Dam

Location

61.08kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 107 km (1 hour 23 mins)
758.86kms North of Sydney - Driving 946 km (11 hours 1 min)

Address & Contact

1 Gully St
Somerset Dam QLD 4312
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Technical Information
Somerset Dam holds some 380 gigalitres of water plus a further 524GL for flood mitigation from a catchment area of 1330 square kilometres. The surface area of water covers 4210 hectares and reaches 55 km upstream. The wall has 203 000 cubic metres of concrete and is 53 m high, 305 m long and 41 m thick at its base. Water is released into Lake Wivenhoe as required, which in turn is released into the Brisbane River. The hydroelectric power station is a relatively small plant of 4 MW and was refurbished in 1989.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Beerburrum at 27/10:00am EST
Distance from Somerset Dam 43.73km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.7°C21.8°C72%15.5°ChPa0.0mmSSE4km/hr
2knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Beerburrum Forest Station
Distance from Somerset Dam 43.73km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.329.728.426.524.021.621.623.126.027.528.029.6
Mean Min. °C19.719.918.415.712.510.79.29.312.014.616.418.5
Mean Rain mm203.2202.2174.0116.7122.376.266.145.446.988.7116.9160.9

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