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ENVIRONMENT

Water resource management

Lake Moondarra and Rifle Creek are important water resources for our Mount Isa Mines operations and the Mount Isa community.

Mount Isa Mines is the Resource Operating Licence holder of Lake Moondarra Dam. Details of monthly water allocations from Lake Moondarra are posted below.

If you live downstream of Lake Moondarra or Rifle Creek Dam, you have the opportunity to register and be added to an Emergency Notification Database in line with the Emergency Action Plans for the respective water sources.

Moondarra Dam water allocation table

Allocation and usage for February 2021 in megalitres (mL)

 

Total water authority
(mL)

Total water allocation for year
(mL)

YTD allocation water usage
(mL)

Remaining balance
(mL)

Mount Isa City Council

12,500

12,500

4,531

7,969

Mount Isa Mines

12,500

12,500

5,650

6,850

Mount Isa Water Board (distribution)

1,250

1,250

548

702

Mount Isa Water Board (any)

50

50

45

5

Total

26,300

26,300

10,774

15,526

 

Dam Water Supply Scheme Operational Report announced allocation (effective 1 July 2019)

Medium priority announced allocation (AAM) 100%
(model supplied by Department of Natural Resources, Mining and Energy)

Moondarra Dam

Elevation

324.71 metres
(Australian Height Datum)

Current storage volume

79,623 millilitres

Nominal operating volume

26,708 millilitres

Current loss allowance

605 millilitres

Clear water lagoon projected storage loss

1,290 millilitres

Usable volume

26,300 millilitres

 

Additional parameters

Medium priority allocation

26,300 millilitres

Current storage surface area

1,723 hectares

Projected storage loss for MD

27,313 millilitres

Medium priority diverted volume

0 millilitres

 

Table best viewed in landscape

To be added to the dam emergency notification database of your choice, please complete and submit the form below.

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