Flood alert for Gympie and region

Date: 2022-01-08 00:39:13

A rising Mary River

Arthur Gorrie

The Mary River is in flood to the north and moderate flooding is forecast as a possibility for Dagun and parts of Gympie in coming hours.

The Tinana Creek catchment is also in serious flood this morning, as was reported for parts of Tagigan Rd.

In a flood warning issued at 6.15am, the Bureau of Meteorology said flooding was occurring at Miva and was expected at Tiaro.

The bureau reported heavy rainfall overnight and yesterday in parts of the Mary River catchment area, with some areas receiving more than 300mm “particularly in central parts of the catchment.”, since 9am Friday.

This came on top of heavy rain over much of the catchment on Thursday evening and overnight.

Heavy rain is expected to continue for much of this morning, the bureau said.

“This rainfall has led to rapid river level rises across parts of the Mary River catchment, further heavy rainfall is likely to lead to further river level rises.

“Moderate flooding may occur along the Mary River to Gympie.”

Early this morning, the river was at 8.62m at Dagun Pocket and rising, with minor flooding.

With forecast rainfall, the river was said to have potential to reach morerate flood level (13m) overnight and into tomorrow.

The river at Gympie was 7.66 metres and rising, with minor flooding and a forecast that it might reach moderate flood level this afternoon.

“Strong creek level rises have been observed in upper parts of the Six Mile Creek.”

But major flooding has been now predicted downstream of Gympie.

“The Mary River at Miva is currently at 16.73 metres and rising, with major flooding. (It) is expected to remain above the major flood level (15.5 m) on Saturday. Further river level rises are possible with forecast rainfall.

“The Mary River at Tiaro is currently at 10.95 metres and rising. The river level is expected to exceed the major flood level (12 m) very soon.

The Mary River at Maryborough is likely to reach the minor flood level (5 m) early Saturday afternoon. The river level is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (8) early Sunday morning and may exceed the major flood level (9m) late Sunday morning.

Strong creek level rises are being observed in upper parts of the Tinana Creek catchment, with Tagigan Rd above the major flood level and rising.

Motorists are warned not to cross flood waters.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

The next warning will be issued by 10am.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation

Obi Obi Ck at Baroon Pocket Dam Alert -0.32 Rising 05:50 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Conondale Alert 2.45 Steady 05:11 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Bellbird Creek TM 4.82 Falling 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Kenilworth H/S Alert 4.85 Rising 06:13 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Moy Pocket TM 9.15 Rising 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Yabba Ck at Borumba Dam HW Alert 1.65 Rising 04:02 AM SAT 08/01/22

Yabba Ck at Imbil Alert 4.89 Rising 05:59 AM SAT 08/01/22

Kandanga Ck at Hygait TM 6.03 Steady 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Dagun Pocket Alert 8.90 Falling 06:14 AM SAT 08/01/22

Six Mile Ck at Lake MacDonald Dam Alert 95.95 Steady 05:45 AM SAT 08/01/22

Six Mile Ck at Cooran TM 6.14 Steady 05:24 AM SAT 08/01/22

Deep Ck at Cedar Pocket Dam HW Alert 101.82 Steady 06:02 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Gympie Alert 7.96 Rising 06:12 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Fisherman’s Pocket TM 9.86 Rising 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Wide Bay Ck at Brooyar TM 11.21 Steady 05:23 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Miva TM 16.73 Rising 05:00 AM SAT 08/01/22

Munna Ck at Marodian TM 16.20 Steady 05:24 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Home Park 15.20 Rising 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Tiaro Alert 11.30 Rising 06:10 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary River at Owanyilla Alert 7.10 Falling 06:14 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at The Barrage TM 6.98 Rising 06:05 AM SAT 08/01/22

Tinana Ck at Tagigan Rd 5.18 Steady 05:23 AM SAT 08/01/22

Tinana Ck at Bauple East TM 9.72 Rising 05:20 AM SAT 08/01/22

Tinana Ck at Teddington Weir TM 10.35 Rising 06:03 AM SAT 08/01/22

Tinana Ck at Tinana Barrage TM 3.67 Rising 04:30 AM SAT 08/01/22

Mary R at Portside Alert 1.81 Steady 05:50 AM SAT 08/01/22

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.


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