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Peter Faust Dam is on the Proserpine River and when full, covers 4350 ha with a capacity of 500,000 ml.
The Dam was constructed for irrigation, flood mitigation and town water supply. It is situated 26 km inland from Proserpine and construction was completed prior to December 1990, just before the big wet of 1991.

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dam3 Although anticipated to take 10 years to fill, the Dam was at 98% after this first wet season.
Since then the water level steadily fell to approximately 40%, but the level is now at 97% after a few years of good wet seasons. dam2
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Although anticipated to take 10 years to fill, the Dam was at 98% after this first wet season.