Dawson Valley and Theodore

  • Water supply scheme
  • Water distribution system

The Dawson Valley WSS has a total of 146 bulk customers (some of whom are also customers of the Theodore Distribution which draws its supply from Dawson Valley).

Storage for the Dawson Valley water supply scheme takes place in a number of weirs along the Dawson River. Among them:

  • Theodore Weir - with a capacity of 4,760 ML
  • Orange Creek Weir - with a capacity of 6,780 ML
  • Moura Weir - with a capacity of 7,700 ML
  • Glebe Weir - with a capacity of 17,700 ML
  • Neville Hewitt Weir - with a capacity of 11,300 ML
  • Gyranda Weir - with a capacity of 16,500 ML

Water from this scheme is used to irrigate crops of cotton, fodder, cereal, wheat, barley, oats, maize, mung beans, soybeans, sunflowers, sorghum and peanuts.

It also provides water to the towns of Theodore, Moura, Baralaba and Duaringa.

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The Theodore Distribution system consists of 46 km of open channels and 56 km of drains. Two channel sub-systems feature here:

  • Theodore – supplied by the Theodore pumping station with five pumps in total (three centrifugal, two on Castle Creek)
  • Gibber Gunyah – supplied by a pumping station with three pumps.

The surface drains are a measure to remove run-off water from farming and stormwater.

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