Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville

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The Baroon Pocket Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway across the Obi Obi Creek, in North Maleny, Sunshine Coast Region, in South East Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for potable water supply. The resultant reservoir is called Lake Baroon.
Just below the dam is Obi Obi Gorge, one of the few remaining places left where the Mary River cod maintains a wild population. After its initial filling, the dam reached its lowest level between December 2002 and February 2003 at 50% capacity.
Located north of in the Sunshine Coast region, the dam wall was completed in 1989 over the Obi Obi Creek, Small Creek and several unnamed watercourses.
The dam wall is high and long and holds back 61000ML of water when at full capacity. The surface area of the reservoir is and the catchment area is. The uncontrolled un-gated spillway has a discharge capacity of.
Baroon Pocket Dam's primary use is for town water supply for Maroochy and Caloundra. An intake tower allows water to flow from the dam through a 2.5m wide, 2.5km long tunnel under the Blackall Range. Water is then distributed by UnityWater for a range of purposes. The dam and catchment is managed by Seqwater.
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  • Lots of tables and benches to have a lovely picnic, you can also drive over the dam wall and see the spillway.  more »
  • This lovely spot sits on the edge of Baroon Pocket Dam where you can see all sorts of waterbirds. You can walk along the dam wall and further round there are pathways through the small park alongside ...  more »
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