River Warning Report No 3 – 8:00 AM on Wednesday, 21 March 2012

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

At 8:00 AM on Wednesday, 21 March 2012




Burdekin Falls Dam

3.50 m

Over spillway & rising 100mm per hour

Myuna – Bowen River

8.24 m



14.76 m

Rising 100 mm per hour

Strathbogie – Bogie River

6.11 m



12.75 m

Rising 300 mm per hour


11.98 m

Rising 400 mm per hour

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

9.36 m

Rising 400 mm per hour

Rita Island Bridge

0.70 m

Over decking & rising 200 mm per hour

Groper Creek

2.84 m

Rising 150 mm per hour

The Burdekin River is expected to reach a level of at least 10.8 metres at the Inkerman Bridge at Home Hill early Thursday morning.

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 11am on Wednesday 21st March 2012.

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