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




Burdekin Falls Dam

5.05 m

Over spillway & steady

Myuna – Bowen River

4.69 m



16.31 m


Strathbogie – Bogie River

2.81 m

Falling slowly


14.30 m

Falling slowly


14.13 m

Falling slowly

Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)

10.91 m


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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