Wappa Dam, Yandina

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The Wappa Dam is a mass concrete gravity arch dam with earth-fill abutments and an un-gated spillway across the South Maroochy River that is located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for supply of potable water for the Sunshine Coast region. The impounded reservoir is also called Wappa Dam.
The dam is located north-west of.
Completed in 1963, the concrete dam structure is high and long. The 12e3m3 dam wall holds back the 4614ML reservoir when at full capacity. From a catchment area of with a mean annual rainfall of approximately that includes much of the Maroochy River, the dam creates an unnamed reservoir with a surface area of 74ha. The ungated spillway has a discharge capacity of. Initially managed by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, management of the dam was transferred to SEQ Water in July 2008 as part of a water security project in the South East Queensland region, known as the South East Queensland Water Grid. The accompanying water treatment plant is also managed by SEQ Water.
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  • Clearly the local hoons use this area at night time given the burnout marks ! But by day it’s idilic and serene as the water gently ripples and the local bird life wing their way over this fabulous sp...  more »
  • We were lucky and visited as the dam was discharging a large amount of water. You can park immediately next to the falls so an easy walk of you have young kids  more »
  • Very picturesque. BBQ and picnic tables. Next to Wappa Falls which us a must see.
  • Beautiful place, plenty of room for a party. Great views. Undercovered areas with barbecues. Beautiful especially at sun down

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