Reposting my first post on a Far North thread:
Hi guys, I've just joined the forum. I found it while searching on Hell's Gate Dam. Anyone know of an informative site on that? I'm particularly interested on capacity: I recall that it will hold multiples of the Burdekin Falls Dam.
But on the topic, I'm in Townsville, I have dead trees and no grass and there is little prospect that our water restrictions will be lifted this year. I am getting the yard landscaped with a lot of paving and gravel. :sigh:
The 2nd stage of the Burdekin dam will hold more than the proposed Hell's Gate dam and a lot cheaper to build, but it will be up to Sunwater which gets built first as they have to have enough allocation for the water usage to be viable because they are first and foremost agriculture projects......quotehttps://gulftodarling.com/2013/02/14/the...resource-water/
"Two storage facilities east of the Divide have been the subject of continuing assessment over the years.
The Burdekin Dam spans Australiaís third largest river and stores 1.86 million ML with an annual flow of approx. 10 million ML. Proposals for a stage two increase in storage capacity to 8.5 million ML and the introduction of a 37MW hydro-power facility below the dam wall (generating sufficient power for 9,500 homes annually) are subject to assessment.
Upstream from the Burdekin Dam is a proposal for the Hellís Gate Dam 100m wide in a deep narrow gorge capable of storing 5.72million ML and also having optional hydro-power facilities."
It also should be noted that the Hell's Gate dam will take a lot longer to build than the Burdekin upgrade and could be well over 10 years to see water from it if was started right now so don't expect it to be Townsville's saving grace just yet.