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Eungella Dam

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Type  reservoir
Basin countries  Australia
Surface elevation  563 m
Primary inflow  Broken River
Primary inflows  Broken River
Surface area  848 ha (2,100 acres)
Area  8.48 km²

Location  83km west of Mackay, Queensland
Water volume  112,400 ML (91,100 acre·ft)

Eungella Dam is one of Queensland's more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella has made a name for producing extra oversized sooty grunter and more recently barramundi.


Map of Eungella Reservoir, Eungella Dam QLD 4757, Australia

Eungella Dam was constructed in 1969 to meet the requirements of a thermal power station at Collinsville and the town water requirement of Collinsville and Scottsville. Eungella Dam holds 131,000 megalitres (4,600×10^6 cu ft) of water at an average depth of 14.7 metres (48 ft) and has a surface area of 890 hectares (2,200 acres) at full capacity.

SunWater is undertaking a dam spillway capacity upgrade program to ensure the highest level of safety for our dams is maintained. The spillway will be upgraded in the longer term. Camping is the main reason people come to Eungella Dam, as well as fishing. There are small campsites to set up around the area and small facilities such as drop-down toilets and rubbish bins. Campfires are allowed on the sites.


A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.


Eungella Dam Wikipedia

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