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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, which is located in the South East region of 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.Location and featuresLocated 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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  • Went up on a warm day to relax and enjoy the lake view plus check out the dam wall. Was able to park the car near to the water's edge under shady trees. Being a week day it was pretty quiet which made...  more »
  • We watched as the park rangers commenced the planting of some 500 native trees in the woodland around the Dam. 
  • Easy walk around the lake. Peaceful & relaxing. Take a dip, throw a line in or paddle a canoe. Fun for the whole family.