Can you swim in the Hinze Dam?

Can you swim in the Hinze Dam?

Nestled within the Gold Coast Hinterland, Hinze Dam was significantly upgraded in 2011 and is a popular day trip destination for families wishing to enjoy water-sports such as boating (restrictions apply), canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rowing and fishing (catch and release only.) Swimming is not permitted at Hinze Dam.

Is the Hinze Dam spilling?

Hinze Dam is currently spilling – the first time since the Hinze Dam Stage Three upgrade was completed. The $395 million Hinze Dam Stage Three upgrade saw the dam wall raised by 15 metres, doubling the dam’s capacity and providing increased water security and flood mitigation.

Can you ski on Hinze Dam?

Water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and tubing are not permitted on Hinze Dam. Fishing is permitted on Hinze Dam from vessels, as well as from the shoreline of the Eastern and Western Boat Ramps.

Where can I fish the Hinze Dam?

Hinze Dam is located 5km west of Nerang on the Gold Coast. The dam is restricted to electric powered vessels, sail craft and paddle craft only. Fishing is permitted along the shoreline af the Eastern boat ramp, Western boat ramp and paddle craft launch point and from restricted vessels on the dam.

How much water is in the Hinze Dam?

310,730 megalitres
The dam has a catchment area of 207km2 and holds 310,730 megalitres of water at full supply. Hinze Dam is a fantastic recreational destination, featuring lakeside parks, walking, bike and horse trails, ample car parking, toilet facilities and barbeque areas for public use.

How full is the Hinze Dam?

The SEQ Water Grid storage is the combined capacity of South East Queensland’s drinking water supply dams….

Dam Hinze View historical dam levels
Full supply volume (ML) 310, 730 ML
Current volume (ML) 286, 047 ML
% full 92.1%
Latest observation 2:25am 28/10/2021

Who built Hinze Dam?

The land on which Hinze Dam was built was first settled in the 1880s by Carl and Johanna Hinze after they immigrated to Australia from Germany. Grandson Cecil said he remembers how his father Otto would tell the family their land would make an ideal site for a dam.

What does Hinze Dam do?

The Hinze Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway across the Nerang River in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East, Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for potable water supply of the Gold Coast region. The impounded reservoir is called Advancetown Lake.

What is the water level at Hinze Dam?

RAINFALL as at Saturday, 23 October 2021

Dam Current drinking water volume (ML) % full
Hinze 286, 559 ML 92.2%
Lake Macdonald (Six Mile Creek) 7, 122 ML 88.8%
Leslie Harrison 12, 650 ML 95.8%
Little Nerang 4, 705 ML 70.2%

How does Hinze Dam work?

Hinze Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un- gated spillway. This means when water reaches the level of the spillway, water flows over the spillway and into the Nerang River. If the dam water level continues to rise another 5.8 metres, the water flows over both the upper and lower spillways.

Do you need a permit to fish at Hinze Dam?

A fishing permit is required at Hinze Dam.

Is Hinze Dam man made?

Hinze Dam consists of an earth and rock embankment with a concrete spillway section. It is an ungated dam – when the dam’s full supply capacity is reached, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. Hinze Dam was constructed in 1976 and the dam wall raised thirteen years later.

When was the Hinze Dam built on the Gold Coast?

South East Queensland’s AUD395 Million Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, later raised 15 metres in 1989 and recently upgraded in 2011. The large embankment and un-gated spillway across the Nerang River provides water security and flood mitigation to the Gold Coast.

Where are the picnic areas at Hinze Dam?

The following locations have picnic facilities available including tables and BBQ’s: Picnic Parkland (Advancetown Road), Pocket Park (Advancetown Road), Waterside Park (Advancetown Road), Western Boat Ramp (Nerang-Murwillumbah Road).

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When did Hinze Dam join the sips scheme?

In 2017/18 1,000 Mary River cod and 53,371 Australian bass were stocked from SIPS permit sales. The dam joined the SIPS scheme in 2016 but was previously stocked from a previous fishing permit scheme operated at Hinze Dam only.