Predicted Flood Heights – Burdekin River

Burdekin Shire Council advises that due to the failure of a number of the river height gauges on the Burdekin River, it will now rely on the predicted river levels provided by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

BOM issued an update for river heights for the lower Burdekin River at 5.36pm today. The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is expected to exceed the minor flood level (7.00 m) late Wednesday evening. The river level is likely to reach the moderate flood level (10.00 m) early Thursday morning and is likely to peak near 10.50 metres on Thursday morning.

 

As a guide, the following river heights and probable flood effects have been developed by Council based on past events.

 

 Height at Burdekin Bridge in metresProbable Effect
6.00 to 7.00Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should monitor heights.
8.53Water commences to come against Todd’s Break.
8.84Water commences to come in Warren’s Gully. Water commences to come over bank into Plantation Creek.
9.75Water commences to come over banks at Tapiolas Break and McDowell’s and Ramsden’s on Home Hill side. Also enters farms in Jarvisfield area.
10.67Water breaks over the top of protective work at Todd’s holding up traffic on Rita Island Road at Jarvisfield School and on the Kilrie Road at Lando’s.

 

Council Officers will monitor the situation throughout the night and provide updated information via Council’s website and social media pages.

At this stage, Council is unable to advise on potential major traffic interruption between Ayr and Home Hill.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Cr. Lyn McLaughlin is urging residents to be aware of the dangers of flood water.

“It is important to remember that ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’, said Cr. McLaughlin.

The most current information is available from the BOM website (http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/burdekin-river.shtml) and Council’s website (http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au) and Facebook pages (Burdekin Shire Council and Burdekin Shire Council Disaster Coordination Centre).

Burdekin River Flood Report No 5

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

at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

Burdekin Shire Council has to advise that due to the failure of a number of the river height gauges on the Burdekin River it will now rely on the predicted river levels provided by the Bureau of Meteorology for further information. Please utilise the Bureau of Meteorology website which is http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/burdekin-river.shtml

 

 

Bruce Highway – Road Closure – Yellow Gin Creek

Bruce Highway Road Closure – Youngoorah Bridge – Yellow Gin Creek

The Department of Transport and Main Roads wishes to advise that the Bruce Highway is closed to all traffic at Youngoorah Bridge – Yellow Gin Creek, approx. 18km south of Home Hill .

The highway is closed in both directions due to flooding, motorists can expect long delays.

For further information please contact 13 19 40.

All Giru residents to continue to conserve water for essential purposes

Ergon Energy has advised that issues with transmission lines between Alligator Creek and Ayr continue to interrupt normal power supply to the Giru township and the Cungulla water treatment plant.

Electrical storms currently occurring in the region are hampering repair efforts.

The Giru Water Tower is currently at 58% capacity.

Water held in low level storages at the Giru Water Tower and Water Treatment Plant will be able to be delivered to the water tower once full power supply has been restored.

Residents need to be mindful to continue to conserve water.

This advisory will be reviewed tomorrow morning Thursday 30th March, 2017 following an assessment of the operational status of the Giru water supply.

Council appreciates your assistance in conserving water to this point and reminds all residents to use potable water for essential purposes only until further advice can be issued by Burdekin Shire Council.

Please remember

It is vital that residents in Giru conserve water.

All Mount Kelly residents to continue to conserve water for essential purposes

Whilst power has been restored to the residential area of Mount Kelly the conserve water advisory remains in place at this point in time. The Mount Kelly Water Reservoir is currently filling and has returned to 84% capacity however thunderstorms currently occurring in the region may impact on power supply once more.

Residents need to be mindful to continue to conserve water. This advisory will be reviewed tomorrow morning Thursday 30th March, 2017 following an assessment of the operational status of Mount Kelly water supply.

Council appreciates your assistance in conserving water to this point and reminds all residents to use potable water for essential purposes only until further advice can be issued by Burdekin Shire Council.

Please remember

It is vital that residents of Mount Kelly conserve water.

Bruce Highway – Road Closure

Bruce Highway Road Closure – First Street, Home Hill

The Department of Transport and Main Roads wishes to advise that the Bruce Highway is closed to all traffic at the First Street, Home Hill intersection.

The highway is closed in both directions due to flooding, motorists can expect long delays.

For further information please contact 13 19 40.

 

Burdekin River Flood Report No 4

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

at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

LocationHeightNotes
Burdekin Falls Dam0.44mSteady
Dalbeg12.94mRising 800mm/hr
Strathbogie – Bogie River4.02mFalling
Millaroo9.20mRising 1500mm/hr
Clare3.45mRising 400mm/hr
Inkerman
(Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)
3.31mSteady
Rita Island Bridge2.70m
below deck
Steady

 

Rises are expected in the lower Burdekin River.

It is expected to reach a level of at least 7 metres at the Burdekin River bridge at Home Hill by this evening, Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

Further rises are expected reaching moderate flood levels to 10.30 meters on Thursday morning, 30 March, 2017.

Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should monitor heights and take appropriate action.

A further bulletin will be issued at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

 

Burdekin River Height

This morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued an update for river heights for the lower Burdekin River.

Council was advised of a predicted flood height of 11.5 metres at Inkerman Bridge. However, as the Myuna Gauging Station failed due to flooding, BOM have advised that remodelling is currently underway to determine a more accurate prediction.

Council in consultation with BOM believe that the predicted flood height will be around 10.3 metres tomorrow, with the estimated timeframe still being modelled.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Cr. Lyn McLaughlin is urging residents to be aware of the dangers of flood water.

“It is important to remember that ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’, said Cr. McLaughlin.

Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should monitor heights and take appropriate action. Preparation should include adequate food and household supplies along with any necessary medication.

BOM are regularly updating their flood warning for the lower Burdekin River. Council are also maintaining a flood reporting centre for the Burdekin River with the next update expected at 2pm.

Aerodrome Operational Status Report

The Burdekin Shire Council Aerodromes have been inspected today, Wednesday 29th March 2017 and the following is advised:

Ayr Aerodrome – Open

Sealed landing strip and grass landing strips are open and fully operational for use.

There is currently no power supply at the Ayr Aerodrome Terminal

Home Hill Airstrip – Closed

Grass runway surface condition is saturated and not suitable for use.

Millaroo Airstrip – Closed

Grass runway surface condition is saturated and not suitable for use.

Dalbeg Airstrip – Closed

Grass runway surface condition is saturated and not suitable for use

Council will advise when the above mentioned closed airstrips are open for use.

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