Somerset Dam - QLD

 

Position

DEG: -27.11618 152.552124
DMS: 27º 06' 58.25" S 152º 33' 7.65" E
UTM: 56 J 7000618mN 455609mE
Altitude: 112.98m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - Water Catchment Reserves

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 380 000 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 44.18km 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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