Burdekin Falls Dam overflow – March 2018

The Townsville region has welcomed the recent rain as it has been about 3 years since our last good rainfalls.   We decided to take a day trip to Burdekin Falls Dam and were welcomed with an AMAZING amount of water. This water supply plays a huge role in irrigating the farmlands of the Burdekin.  The water was at a level of 2.66m over the spillway, with a flow of 357,551 Megalitres/Day. That is 1.5times the full capacity of Ross River Dam flowing over in a day!!!!! That’s a heck of a lot of water and quite a contrast from when I last visited in 2014.