A popular recreation destination
Lake Wivenhoe is a very popular recreation destination, with a wide variety of activities and facilities available. There are a number of recreation areas at the lake, including:
- Billies Bay
- Hays Landing
- Cormorant Bay
- Hamon Cove
- Logan’s Inlet
About Wivenhoe Dam
Wivenhoe Dam is South East Queensland’s largest water storage and is the main supply of water for Brisbane and the greater Ipswich area.
The dam was built on the Brisbane River, about 80 kilometres from Brisbane. It was designed by the Water Resources Commission and built in 1984. The dam was built for the dual purpose of providing a safe and reliable water supply for the region and flood mitigation.
Wivenhoe Dam has a total storage capacity of 3.132 million megalitres. At full supply level, it will hold 1.165 million megalitres, or about 2,000 times the daily water consumption of Brisbane. During a flood, Wivenhoe is designed to hold back a further 1.967 million megalitres on top of its normal storage capacity.