Chinaman Creek Dam - QLD



DEG: -20.715111 140.477097
DMS: 20º 42' 54.4" S 140º 28' 37.55" E
UTM: 54 K 7709293mN 445552mE
Altitude: 198m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


711.05kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1243 km (14 hours 9 mins)

Address & Contact

Cloncurry QLD
Phone: (07) 4742 4100


The Cloncurry Weir is an essential piece of infrastructure to further drought-proof the town and provide a safe and reliable water supply for residents.

A sustainable water supply is an essential Council service. Recent years of below-average rainfall highlighted the need for Council to construct additional infrastructure to secure long-term water storage.

The Weir completed in February 2014 has proven to be a valuable asset to Council and is a long-term water storage solution.

The Weir also supports economic development through the provision of adequate water for industry.

Fast Facts
• Completed in February 2014
• Secures an additional 700 mega litres of water in the Cloncurry River
• Ability to harvest 35 mega litres per day into Chinaman Creek Dam which equates to eight days of town usage per day of harvesting
• The water held by the Weir replenishes river aquifers and shallow fractures rock aquifers
• $150,000 of works were funded by the Queensland State Government Local Government Grants Subsidy Program.
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Closest Weather Station

Cloncurry at 02/09:30am EST
Distance from Chinaman Creek Dam 6.14km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cloncurry Airport
Distance from Chinaman Creek Dam 6.14km NE
Mean Max. °C36.536.135.433.429.
Mean Min. °C24.624.222.419.815.111.210.312.116.520.223.024.7
Mean Rain mm182.2102.777.719.

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