Somerset Dam - QLD



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


Place Type

Reserves - Reservoir,Dam


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
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Technical Information
Somerset Dam holds some 380 000 megalitres of water plus a further 524 000 megalitres for flood mitigation from a catchment area of 1330 square kilometers. The surface area of water covers 4210 hectares and reaches 55 km upstream. The wall has 203 000 cubic meters of concrete is 53 meters high, 305 meters long and 41 meters 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 kW and was refurbished in 1989.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Beerburrum Forest Station
Distance from Somerset Dam 43.73km NE
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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