River Warning Report No 1 – 11:30 AM on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

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

At 11:30 AM on Tuesday, 20 March 2012




Burdekin Falls Dam

1.45 m

Over spillway & rising 100 mm per hour

Myuna – Bowen River

3.29 m



7.91 m

Rising 200 mm per hour

Strathbogie – Bogie River

3.76 m



8.40 m

Rising 150 mm per hour


8.33 m

Rising 200 mm per hour

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

6.81 m

Rising 200 mm per hour

Rita Island Bridge

1.25 m

Under decking & rising 150 mm per hour

Groper Creek

1.79 m

Rising slowly

The Burdekin River is expected to reach a level of at least 8.0 metres at the Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill late Wednesday evening.

Residents of Rita Island and Groper Creek should be monitoring heights.  Water is commencing to come onto the Groper Creek Reserve and Rita Island Bridge this evening.

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 4 PM on 20 March 2012.

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