Upgrade on QLD dam to commence soon

By on 07 February 2019

Sunshine Coast’s key drinking water dams will soon undergo major changes as part of a $20 million upgrade including Ewen Maddock Dam, as part of Seqwater’s Dam improvement program.

Included in the works are raising and extending the existing embankment walls and strengthening the existing spillway to improve safety for the downstream community, expected to take up to 18 months to complete. And to make the upgrade works possible, the lake’s water will be lowered of its full level.

The upgrade aims to improve safety to continue operating well into the future and bring the dam in line with modern engineering design standards.