River Warning Report No 9 – 3.30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012

The Burdekin Shire Council Flood Reporting Centre reports on the Burdekin River and its tributaries as follows:

At 3.30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012

 

Height

Tendency

Burdekin Falls Dam

5.05 m

Over spillway & steady

Myuna – Bowen River

4.69 m

Falling

Dalbeg

16.31 m

Falling

Strathbogie – Bogie River

2.81 m

Falling slowly

Millaroo

14.30 m

Falling slowly

Clare

14.13 m

Falling slowly

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

10.91 m

Steady

Rita Island Bridge

2.80 m

Over decking & steady

Groper Creek

 

No reading available

The Burdekin River has reached its predicted peak  of 10.9 metres at the Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill and is currently steady.

Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should be monitoring heights as water is coming into Todd’s Break, Warren’s Gully, over Plantation Creek, over the banks at Tapiolas Break and McDowell’s and Ramsden’s on the Home Hill side, as well as farms in the Jarvisfield area.  Water breaks over the top of protective work at Todd’s holding up traffic on Rita Island Road at Jarvisfield School and on Kilrie Road at Lando’s.

It is not possible to accurately predict the height which outbreak waters will reach at locations away from the river banks.  The information contained in the Council’s Flood Reports relating to these effects, including predictions of effects at Rita Island and Groper Creek, are to provide guidance only.

A further bulletin will be issued at 8pm on 22nd March 2012.

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