Preconstruction activities on the Wyaralong Dam Project have begun, following Project approval by the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett.
Construction of the Project will be undertaken in three works packages - preconstruction, the Beaudesert-Boonah Road realignment, and dam construction.
Due for completion in 2011, the Wyaralong Dam will supply 21,000 million litres of additional water each year (when operated in conjunction with Cedar Grove Weir).
The Wyaralong Dam is located on the Teviot Brook, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Beaudesert in the Logan River Catchment.
The Qld ALP is pushing this dam as an employment sink - they're not pushing the water supply aspect so much
From the home page of that same site:
An observation of the confluence of statistical aberrations, dam ratios, timing and uncommon rainfall events that combined to present our dams as victims of a severe drought. This is not the case. Their influence on conclusions reached and actions taken.
Author : J. V. Hodgkinson F. C. A. Chartered AccountantAugust 2006 to April 2008
UPDATES : November 2008
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It would have become clear to the readers that the Wivenhoe/Somerset System has been living with the prospect of Dam Failure since 1992. Summer rainfall was clearly inadequate from that year onwards (see dam level graph below). " Uncommon events" not only filled our Dams in 1988 and 1989 causing the cancellation of the Wolfdene Dam, construction of which was well underway, but refilled it a further 4 times to February 2001 when they went on their quite natural walkabout. This led us to believe that we were experiencing "the worst drought in 100 years". It was not. 48 years of the 20th Century in 6 year lots had the same result. The Summer Rainfall for the last 7 years since the dams were last full compared to the long term average were 99.1% in the Wivenhoe and 91.4% in the Somerset. We just missed two uncommon events. August 2007 brushed the coast and May 2008 stayed out to sea. January 2008 Monsoon devastated Central Qld.