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

 

 

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.

Burdekin River Flood Report No 3

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

at 11:00 am on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

LocationHeightNotes
Burdekin Falls Dam0.42mSteady
Myuna12.60mFalling
Dalbeg11.59mRising 1m/hr
Strathbogie – Bogie River5.17mFalling
Millaroo5.17mRising 400mm/hr
Clare2.80mRising Slowly
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, 30 March, 2017.

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

A further bulletin will be issued at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

 

Burdekin River Flood Report No 2

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

at 7:00 am on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

LocationHeightNotes
Burdekin Falls Dam0.40mSteady
Myuna11.72mRising 300mm/hr
Dalbeg3.29mRising 100mm/hr
Strathbogie – Bogie River8.12mFalling
Millaroo3.05mRising Slowly
Clare2.05mSteady
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 10.00 meters on Thursday, 30 March, 2017.

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

A further bulletin will be issued at 11:00 am on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

 

River Warning Report No 11 – 7.30am on Friday 23rd March 2012

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

At 7.30am on Friday 23rd March 2012

 

Height

Tendency

Burdekin Falls Dam

4.65 m

Falling

Myuna – Bowen River

3.34 m

Falling

Dalbeg

14.56 m

Falling

Strathbogie – Bogie River

2.31 m

Falling

Millaroo

12.80 m

Falling

Clare

12.73 m

Falling slowly

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

10.10 m

Falling slowly

Rita Island Bridge

2.25 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 now receding.

Water is currently over the Rita Island Bridge and on the Groper Creek Reserve continuing until early Sunday morning.

Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should continue to monitor heights.

No further rises shall occur.

 No further bulletins will be issued.

River Warning Report No 10 – 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012

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

At 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012

 

Height

Tendency

Burdekin Falls Dam

4.95 m

Falling slowly

Myuna – Bowen River

4.34 m

Falling

Dalbeg

15.86 m

Falling

Strathbogie – Bogie River

2.66 m

Falling

Millaroo

14.00 m

Falling

Clare

13.98 m

Falling slowly

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

10.76 m

Falling slowly

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 8am on 23rd March 2012.

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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