Koombooloomba Dam is located near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland.
The catchment area of the Tully River spans approximately 260 square kilometres across one of Australia’s wettest regions. Tully itself averages 4.27 metres of rainfall a year.
Some of this rainfall finds its way to Koombooloomba Dam, which has a capacity of 180,000 megalitres and can handle an extra 25,000 megalitres using an inflatable rubberised tube, called a rubberdam extension, which is fitted along the crest of the spillway.
Water flowing down the Tully River, as it makes its way from the Atherton Tablelands to the ocean, is used twice; first at Koombooloomba Hydro and then at Kareeya Hydro to generate power, before being returned to the river.
Before you go fishing at Koombooloomba Dam you need to purchase a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP). Details of how to purchase a SIP is available from the Queensland Government website.