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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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  • Quite pretty, but we were the only visitors there one weekday lunchtime in early February. Not sure that was because of the heat, the day, or the distance driven to get there, but at least it was quie...  more »
  • Great picnic spot with barbecues and play area. Nice walks nearby. Steep road to get here . Views good. 
  • Easy to find out of either Maleny or Montville, this is a nice spot for a picnic, a bush walk or some bird-watching. There's plenty of parking where we were at the south end of the dam. There are a co...  more »