Borumba Dam / Lake Borumba
Yabba Creek at 31km upstream of Junction with the Mary River, 50 km south of Gympie
Lake Surface Area:
Full Supply Capacity:
45,952 ML (100.0% full) at 20/06/2013 07:30AM
Stage 1 1963; Stage 2 1997
Full Supply Waterline:
135m AHD (above sea level)
Type of Construction:
Rockfill with impervious concrete slab on upstream face
Length of Dam Wall:
Borumba Dam is located just south of Gympie, and is currently sitting at one hundred percent capacity, an ideal time for water sport activities, as well as camping, fishing, barbequing, kayaking, and bush walking. The recreation site is open from 6am-6pm.
Works planned at recreation area to commence soon (UPDATE Friday, 12 April)
Seqwater intends to carry out works near the boat ramp at the Lake Borumba recreation area in the near future.
The planned works will see the foreshore re-shaped to better accommodate temporary mooring for recreation users while launching and retrieving boats.
Due to the limited amount of available space at the site, the fish cleaning table will be removed, and will not be replaced when the works are completed. Seqwater encourages responsible fishing practices, including catch and release strategies to sustain the valuable fishing resource for the community.
Download the Borumba Dam brochure for a location map, acitivity guide and safety information.
The following recreational activities are permitted at Borumba Dam:
- boating (powered and non-powered)
- jet skiing
- water skiing
All historical levels illustrated below show the levels with respect to the current full supply level of 46,000ML. However, the dam's full supply level was upgraded from 34,908ML in 1997.