Storm King Dam, Stanthorpe

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Storm King Dam is a lake created by the dam of the same name in Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. It provides water for the town of Stanthorpe.HistoryThe dam takes its name from the Storm King Mining Company which was established by John Yaldwyn and James Ross, who built an earlier dam for mining purposes. The company, in turn, took its name from the sailing ship Storm King, on which they migrated to Australia, arriving 9 February 1872.The present dam was first proposed in 1928 but was not built until 1954 by the Stanthorpe Shire Council. It had filled by February 1954. Following local government area amalgamations in 2008, the dam is currently operated by the Southern Downs Regional Council. It supplies water both to residents of Stanthorpe and to irrigators.The dam is increasing proving inadequate to meet the needs of the community it serves during drought periods. In 2007, Storm King Dam was carrying as little as two months supply.GeographyStorm King Dam was created from Quart Pot Creek which is the only inflow and outflow of the dam.AmenitiesStorm King Dam is available for recreational use, including fishing, water sports, bird watching and picnics. Fish in the dam include golden perch and murray cod. The lake attracts many water birds including pelicans. Barbeques and other picnic facilities are available. Boating is permitted on the lake, but motor boards require a permit.
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  • About 20 minutes out of Stanthorpe, Storm King Dam makes for a pleasant country drive and provides a nice water storage with picnic areas and bird life to enjoy. The picnic area has tables to use and ...  more »
  • The park is located in an area in the Darling Downs Region of the Great Dividing Range about 12000m above sea level. Situated on the Granit Belt with fine winery's and culinary delights. if your a sta...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Late spring and early summer will give you great views. You can even bring your own boat, but the water has decreased this year.
  • Fantastic!

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