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.

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.

 

All Mount Kelly residents MUST conserve water

Mount Kelly without power

The residential area of Mount Kelly remains without power. The Mount Kelly Water Reservoir is currently at 37% capacity. Residents need to be mindful to continue to conserve water.

Water held at the low level storage in the Mount Kelly break tank will be able to be delivered to the reservoir once full power supply has been restored.

Ergon Energy has given priority to the Mount Kelly area and are currently working to restore full supply.

Please 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.

All Giru residents MUST continue to conserve water

Giru Township Water Treatment Plant is without power

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 water treatment plant.

The Giru Water Tower is currently at 73% capacity however residents need to be mindful to continue to conserve water.

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 supply has been restored.

Please 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.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie – Update 8

The latest update from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) indicates that Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a tropical low.

The central circulation of Debbie has weakened below tropical cyclone strength.

Impacts due to heavy rain, damaging wind gusts, and abnormally high tides are still expected across a broad area; see Severe Weather Warnings for details.

There will be no further Forecast Track Maps issued for this system.

Ex-TC Debbie Track Map 26.03.2017 3pm

Ex-TC Debbie Track Map 26.03.2017 3pm

Kerbside Waste Collections – Update

Wednesday 29 March 2017 – 8-30 am.

Residents are advised to leave their bins out on their normal collection days. If the bins are not emptied on that day, please leave them out for the next day.

Burdekin Shire Council advises as follows in relation to revised kerbside waste collections (red, yellow and green bins):

• Normal Tuesday bins will be picked up today, Wednesday.
• Normal Wednesday green waste bins will also be picked up today, Wednesday.
• Normal Wednesday red and yellow bins will most likely be picked up Thursday, possibly Wednesday.
• Normal Thursday bins will most likely be picked up Thursday or Friday.
• Normal Friday bins will most likely be picked up Friday.

Council and its waste contractor, JJ Richards will be endeavouring to make up for the lost day on Tuesday and bring the waste collections back to normal as soon as possible.

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.

 

Burdekin River Flood Report No 1

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

at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

LocationHeightNotes
Burdekin Falls Dam0.43mRising
Myuna1.62mRising
Dalbeg2.19mRising
Strathbogie – Bogie River1.47mRising
Millaroo2.60mSteady
Clare2.65mSteady
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 12:00 noon Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

Further rises are expected reaching moderate flood levels late Wednesday evening.

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

A further bulletin will be issued at 7:00 am on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.

 

A Weather Update – Gale force winds expected from 3.00pm

The Burdekin LDMG wishes to advise residents that the following advice was received from the Bureau of Meteorology at 2.00pm Tuesday 28th March 2017.

• Ayr – gale force winds expected from 3pm with the possibility of destructive winds overnight
• Expect gale force winds above 100km/h overnight.
• Tropical Cyclone Debbie currently moving South West at 11km/hr.
• Recent significant wind gusts recorded in Ayr of 76km/hr at 1:00pm.

Residents safety is our number one priority.

Please ensure you remain indoors during the expected gale force winds overnight.

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