Reference to Bureau of Meteorology Flood Warning for the Burdekin River issued 5.59pm Wednesday 6 February 2019.
The level of the Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge exceeded the Moderate Flood Level of 10.00m early this morning. The Bureau is predicting that the river could rise to 10.85m at Inkerman Bridge by Thursday evening with further rises possible to around 11.0m subject to further rainfall over the catchment. Council Officers are continuing to work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to carefully monitor whether this level may be reached. Council wishes to advise the community of the possible effects to infrastructure and property at these levels.
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 10.35m and rising.
- At this level (10.35m):
- The Rita Island Bridge has approximately 2.45m 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.
The current level of the water in Plantation Creek at the Bruce Highway is approximately 300mm below the crossing and rising. Regular updates will be provided regarding the potential road closure of the Bruce Highway at Plantation Creek. 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 issue further advice on the Burdekin River height on Thursday 7 February 2019 after 10am.
Please click here for a downloadable PDF of the Burdekin River – Identifed Locations and Townships.