Drenching rain tops up southeast Qld dams

Michael Doyle

Six dams and weirs in southeast Queensland are officially over capacity after drenching rains in the region over the past week.

While the six dams and weirs are some of the region's smallest, they provide plenty of optimism for the region.

Four of the dams are either located in or supply a drought-declared local government area: Leslie Harrison Dam, Litter Nerang Dam, Six Mile Creek and Wappa Dam.

The overflowing Leslie Harrison Dam, which supplies Redland City south of Brisbane, was recorded at 76 per cent capacity on Friday.

The region's two largest dams, Wivenhoe and Sommerset, both had increases of about one per cent over the weekend.

The overall dam level in southeast Queensland has increased by nearly one per cent after heavy rain over the weekend.

Southeast Queensland's water grid total sits at 57.2 per cent following the weekend downpour.

The main drinking supply for the Gold Coast, Hinze Dam has reached 88.7 per cent capacity from 86.3 per cent before the weekend.