The Lower Lockyer Valley water supply scheme has 171 bulk customers. Of these, there are 164 irrigators holding 11,118ML of medium priority interim water allocation. Major uses of irrigation include dairy, vegetable and forage crops.
The scheme was established in 1970 following construction of Atkinson Dam, an off-stream storage, predominantly supplied by diverted water from Buaraba Creek.
Water from Atkinson Dam is used to maintain water levels in irrigation supply weirs as well as releasing water to the Brightview Channel system and Buaraba Creek.