Residents welcome record rain

RECORD rainfall in the region over the past few days has been met with open arms.

Mooloo bean farmer Len Carlson said the 40mm he received over Monday and Tuesday had been “beautiful”.

It meant he wasn't out in the paddock on Monday but that didn't bother him as he worked yesterday and the rain will help his crops.

Tin Can Bay resident Helen Gordon said the 69.5mm of rain she received in the 24 hours until 9am yesterday was “a lot”. She said her local golf course was shut and water was pooling around.

But some people towards Norman Point had more rain with reports of up to 80mm in some places, she said.

Chatsworth's Doug Walker said there was a lot of water laying around out his way and over Monday and Tuesday he received 55mm.

He said the rain pelted down at his friend's Bauple property where about 70 to 80mm was recorded.

“Rainbow Beach had a bit too. We had some great rain. A spring like this will take us through to Christmas.”

Jeff Parker from Imbil said the great start to spring he received with 35.4mm was “very welcome”.

Jodie Richardson of Kilkivan said overnight on Monday she had 41.6mm which was needed in the town.

“It's been very dry but it rained Friday and Sunday night and yesterday (Monday) so things are starting to look a bit greener,” she said.

Out Widgee way, Lionel Cotter woke up to find 42.5mm in the rain gauge.

“It's great for this time of the year, you can't get too much,” he said.

Last September Gympie only received 27.4mm – a figure that was beaten overnight on Monday with 30mm. Predictions say there will be more rain at times today, but the BOM doesn't expect any major flooding with river levels remaining safe yesterday.

Gympie Times

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