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.
Allocation and usage for January 2021 in megalitres (mL)
|Total water authority
|Total water allocation for year
|YTD allocation water usage
|Mount Isa City Council||12,500||12,500||3,465||9,035|
|Mount Isa Mines||12,500||12,500||4,360||8,140|
|Mount Isa Water Board (distribution)||1,250||1,250||388||862|
|Mount Isa Water Board (any)||50||50||30||20|
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)
(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|
|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|
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To be added to the dam emergency notification database of your choice, please complete and submit the form below.
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