The Department of Energy and Water Supply owns and manages 21 dams and weirs across Queensland which provide a range of services to the community including recreation, irrigation, fire-fighting and rural water supply.
Some of our dams are open for the community to enjoy activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating and other water sports. Your safety is important to us but it is your responsibility to be safe by:
Where our dams are referable dams, we also link to their emergency action plan in the map below.
Some of the smaller dams and weirs are permanently closed to the public for safety reasons. The map indicates which dams are open to the public in green and those that are closed in red.
The management of state-owned assets means maintaining their value, minimising costs and maximising benefit to the public.
Our asset maintenance strategies include: