Reference to Bureau of Meteorology Moderate Flood Warning for the Burdekin River issued 11:18am Saturday 9 February
The level of the Burdekin River is currently peaking at Burdekin Falls Dam. The level at Inkerman Bridge is 10.95 and steady. It is anticipated that these levels will continue to fall slowly throughout Sunday and into Monday morning.
The following levels are provided as a guidance only and has been based on previous flooding events. The exact levels may vary depending on individual characteristics of the flood.
The river is currently at 10.95m and is steady.
- At this level (10.95m):
- The Rita Island Bridge has approximately 2.75m over the deck.
- Water is on the reserve at Groper Creek.
- Both Rita Island and Groper Creek are isolated by road access.
- 8.53m – Water will commence to come against Todd’s Break.
- 8.84m – Water will commence to come against Warren’s Gully and be likely to begin flowing into Plantation Creek. Please note – the Bruce Highway at Plantation Creek will not be cut at this level.
- 9.75m – Water is likely to commence coming over the bank at:
- Tapiolas Break and McDowell’s.
- Water also likely to enter farms in the Jarvisfield area.
- 10.67m – Water breaks at Todd’s Break. This causes traffic concerns on:
- Rita Island Road at Jarvisfield School
- Kilrie Road at Lando’s.
- 11.28m – Water is likely to commence coming over the bank at Lago’s and Strano’s farms and move towards Home Hill. At this level, there is no imminent risk to commercial or residential properties.
The current level of the water in Plantation Creek at the Bruce Highway is approximately 400mm above the crossing and is closed. It is anticipated that this closure will continue through Saturday and Sunday. Please see Council’s website, Emergency Dashboard and social media feeds for updates.
Please monitor river levels and updated warnings via:
- Burdekin Shire Council’s Emergency Dashboard http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/
- Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/
Council will not be issuing any further advice on the Burdekin River height unless the situation changes. Council will continue to work with the Bureau of Meteorology in monitoring the river levels closely.
Please click here for a downloadable PDF of the Burdekin River – Identifed Locations and Townships.