Linville is one site where the State Government is considering building a dam.
Linville is one site where the State Government is considering building a dam. Troy Kippen

New dam possible for Linville for flood mitigation

LINVILLE has been named as one of two possible new dams as part of a flood mitigation plan.

Today the Queensland government announced the results of a prefeasibility study which originally included nine options.

Those options have now been reduced to three possibilities including raising the Wivenhoe Dam walls, building a new dam on the lower Warrill creek near Willowbank and a new dam at Linville.

"The prefeasibility study we are releasing today is the first step in understanding how new dams could help us tackle these challenges and better protect Brisbane and Ipswich from future floods," Energy and water supply minister Mark McArdle said.

"It is important to stress no decisions have been made about which dams may or may not be built.

"A more detailed investigation will now be carried out to consider the benefits, estimated costs, and potential impacts of each of the three options or combinations of options."

View a map outlining the potential dam sites here

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