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
Over spillway & steady
Myuna – Bowen River
Strathbogie – Bogie River
Inkerman (Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill)
Rita Island Bridge
Over decking & steady
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.