River Warning Report No 6 – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, 21 March 2012

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

At 7:30 PM on Wednesday, 21 March 2012




Burdekin Falls Dam

4.45 m

Over spillway & rising 75mm per hour

Myuna – Bowen River

8.29 m



16.26 m

Rising 100 mm per hour

Strathbogie – Bogie River

3.51 m

Falling slowly


14.00 m

Rising 50 mm per hour


13.73 m

Rising 100 mm per hour

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

10.51 m

Rising 100 mm per hour

Rita Island Bridge

2.55 m

Over decking & rising 100 mm per hour

Groper Creek

3.99 m

Rising 50 mm per hour

The Burdekin River is expected to reach a level of at least 11.0 metres at the Inkerman Bridge at Home Hill midday Thursday. It should be noted that a problem at the Inkerman Bridge gauging Station has now been rectified.

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 Thursday 22nd March 2012.

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