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Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
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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  • Very idyllic situated with very much nature. And a BBQ system, very suitable for a relaxed lunch or dinner. But watch out for the birds! Want to eat that :-)
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  • We were hoping to source some sort of kayaks to use on the dam, sourced Maleny and Montville with no luck. Locals were surprised we wanted to enter the lake! Tip, strictly BYO no bird life to speak of...  read more »
  • Took our uk visitors here we made breakfast on the BBQ , so peaceful & relaxing great spot for all ages . 
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