Atkinson/Buaraba catchment description:
Buaraba Creek is located in the Lower Lockyer Valley and forms part of the western headwaters of the Brisbane River Catchment. The sub-catchment covers an area of 39,895 hectares, extending west to the Helidon Hills and forms the lowest tributary flowing into Lockyer Creek. The sub-catchment is located in the Somerset Region.
Significant tributaries of Buaraba Creek are Verandah Creek, Yellow Gully and Running Creek.
Atkinson Dam is a major off-stream water storage supplying irrigation water to farmers. The capacity of Atkinson Dam is 31,300 megalitres.
The main population centres are Coominya, Buaraba and Lowood. The rest of the sub-catchment is farming land and small acreage.
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