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Gympie flood update

FLOOD UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has said the flood warning for Gympie has been downgraded from 16m to 15.7m this morning and the Mary River is slowly receding.

The Bruce Highway remains cut at Middle Creek, south of Gympie, along with several local roads, police say.

Senior flood forecaster Andy Barnes said no significant rain is expected to fall in the Gympie area on Sunday night.

Mr Barnes also said that Miva, north of Gympie, is expecting moderate flooding and further northeast, the town of Tiaro is bracing for a major flood.

The BOM reports creek levels are continuing to fall along Six Mile Creek, with minor flood levels easing at Cooran.

  • A moderate flood peak of 13.7m was recorded at Dagun Pocket on the Mary River on Saturday evening at 9:45pm.
  • Minor flood levels will continue to fall during Sunday. 
  • At 7am Sunday, the river level at Gympie was 15.44m and approaching a peak up to 15.7 metres, expected this morning. 
  • Moderate flood levels are rising downstream at Miva and are expected to reach up to 14.5 metres overnight Sunday.
  • Flood levels at Tiaro are expected to reach up to 13 metres (major) during Monday.
  • River levels are not expected to reach the minor flood level at Maryborough.

  

For updated list of roads closed see the Gympie Council website.

More details on the Bureau's weather warnings can be found on their flood warning page.

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