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Up to 300mm in Mary River catchment since Monday

The Mary River at Kidd Bridge this morning - the water is well clear of the bridge.
The Mary River at Kidd Bridge this morning - the water is well clear of the bridge.

UPDATE, Wednesday 6pm:

THE latest bulletin from the BoM indicates minor flooding of the Mary River is "expected to be easing” tonight after falls of only 20mm of rain were recorded across the catchment today.

Even less rain was recorded in Gympie.

Driving over the Kidd Bridge tonight, there is no immediate sign that the river has started to drop, the Bureau maintains that it peaked overnight on Tuesday.

Minor flooding has generally eased along the Mary River between Dagun Pocket and Gympie, the Bom said in its 4pm bulletin.

"200 to 300mm of rainfall has been recorded across the southern parts of the catchment area since Monday morning,” it said.

The Mary River at Moy Pocket is currently at 6m and rising slowly as further upstream floodwaters arrive.

The Mary River at Dagun Pocket is currently at 6.56m and rising slowly. The Mary River at Dagun Pocket is expected to remain below the minor flood level (7m) today.

The river level at Gympie is expected to have peaked Tuesday evening and be above the minor flood level (6m), with river levels falling slowly today.

Downstream of Gympie minor flooding is still occurring, with the Mary River at Miva peaking at 8.31m about midday today and currently sitting at 8.3m and falling.

The Mary River at Tiaro is currently at 6.40m and steady. A minor peak is expected in the Mary River at Tiaro tonight or tomorrow.

The Mary River at Maryborough is not expected to exceed the minor flood level (5m).

EARLIER, Wednesday 9.30am:

MINOR flooding of the Mary River through Gympie has steadied and is expected to start slowly dropping today though a minor peak will occur at Miva later this morning.

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An update issued by the Bureau of Meteorology just minutes ago said 100-200mm of rainfall had been recorded across the southern parts of the Mary River catchment area in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, with a further 50-100mm recorded in the 24 hours to 9am this morning (Wednesday).

Kid Bridge at 930 am.
Kid Bridge at 930 am. Renee Albrecht

Showers will continue today with no further significant rainfall expected for the rest of the week, it said.

Mary River to Gympie: Minor flooding has eased along the Mary River between Dagun Pocket and Gympie.

The Mary River at Moy Pocket is currently at 5.05m and rising.

The Mary River at Dagun Pocket is currently at 6.26m and falling.

The river level at Gympie is expected to have peaked Tuesday evening and be above the minor flood level (6m) and falling slowly during today (Wednesday). The Mary River at Gympie is likely to remain above the minor flood level (6m) during Wednesday.

Kid Bridge at 930 am.
Kid Bridge at 930 am. Renee Albrecht

Six Mile Creek: Minor flood levels are easing in Six Mile Creek at Cooran.

Mary River downstream of Gympie: Minor flooding is occurring along the Mary River downstream of Gympie.

The Mary River at Miva is currently at 8.18 metres and rising. A minor peak is expected in the Mary River at Miva late this morning.

The Mary River at Tiaro is currently at 6.30 metres and steady. A minor peak is expected in the Mary River at Tiaro Wednesday evening.

The Mary River at Maryborough is not expected to exceed the minor flood level (5m).

Tinana Creek: Minor flood levels are occurring at Tagigan Road in the upper reaches of Tinana Creek

Flood Safety Advice: Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. 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

LATEST RIVER HEIGHTS:

Kid Bridge at 930 am.
Kid Bridge at 930 am. Renee Albrecht

Location

Height of River (m)

Tendency

Date/Time of Observation

Obi Obi Ck at Baroon Pocket Dam Alert

-8.28

Rising

08:26 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Conondale Alert

2.20

Rising

07:24 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Bellbird Creek Alert

2.54

Rising

08:33 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Kenilworth H/S Alert

2.13

Rising

08:10 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Moy Pocket Alert

5.05

Rising

08:43 AM WED 18/10/17

Yabba Ck at Borumba Dam HW Alert

-2.53

Rising

08:35 AM WED 18/10/17

Yabba Ck at Imbil Alert

2.09

Steady

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Kandanga Ck at Hygait TM

1.29

Steady

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Dagun Pocket Alert

6.28

Rising

08:45 AM WED 18/10/17

Six Mile Ck at Lake MacDonald Dam Alert

95.64

Steady

07:44 AM WED 18/10/17

Six Mile Ck at Cooran Alert

6.97

Falling

08:18 AM WED 18/10/17

Deep Ck at Cedar Pocket Dam HW Alert

101.59

Steady

08:49 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Fisherman's Pocket TM

9.69

Steady

08:38 AM WED 18/10/17

Wide Bay Ck at Brooyar TM

1.48

Steady

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Miva TM

8.25

Rising

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Munna Ck at Marodian TM

3.24

Rising

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Home Park

7.07

Rising

08:28 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Tiaro Alert

6.30

Steady

05:16 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary River at Owanyilla Alert

4.60

Rising

07:51 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at The Barrage TM

5.24

Rising

08:25 AM WED 18/10/17

Tinana Ck at Bauple East TM

5.63

Rising

08:40 AM WED 18/10/17

Tinana Ck at Teddington Weir TM

9.78

Steady

06:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Tinana Ck at Tinana Barrage TM

3.59

Steady

08:00 AM WED 18/10/17

Mary R at Portside Alert

3.65

Rising

08:49 AM WED 18/10/17

EARLIER, Tuesday 5pm:

MODERATE flood levels are now occurring along Six Mile Creek at Cooran with the water reaching more than 8.5m and rising.

A minor flood warning remains in place for the Mary River which is now at 8.6m and slowly rising. It is expected to peak at 9m around 8-9pm tonight - not high enough to cover Kidd Bridge nor forced its closure to traffic.

Rain has continued to fall in many parts of the region today but the falls have not been as heavy as over the previous three days. It is also expected to continue to fall tonight, though not as intensely as last night, a Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman said this evening.

Since the start of the weekend Gympie has received 225mm, Glenwood 153mm, Imbil 103mm, Borumba Dam 257mm, Maleny 179mm and Rainbow Beach more than 100mm.

Gympie received another 3.4mm today (Tuesday) since 9am, Glenwood another 10mm, Imbil 2.8mm and Borumba Dam 6mm.

Maleny has received a total of 203mm of rain - 24mm of that since 9am today.

Conondale has received a total of 127mm, Rainbow Beach 170mm and Lake Cooroibah 300mm.

The Gympie region is still tipped to receive "rain at times” for the rest of today and tomorrow, easing to possible showers on Thursday.

EARLIER, Tuesday, 11am

Minor flood levels are now occurring in Gympie.

Up to 150mm of rainfall has been recorded over the upper and eastern parts of the Mary River in the past 24 hours and Gympie itself have received over 220mm since the start of the rainevent. Further rainfall is expected throughout today.

Mary River to Gympie:Minor flooding is occurring along the Mary River between Dagun Pocket and Gympie.

The Mary River at Dagun Pocket is currently at 7.98 metres and rising. A minor peak is expected today.

The river level gauge is currently unavailable at Gympie however river levels are expected to be at the minor flood level. The Mary River at Gympie is likely to peak near 7.5m tonight..

Six Mile Creek:Minor flood levels are occurring along Six Mile Creek at Cooran.

Mary River downstream of Gympie:Minor flooding is likely along the Mary River downstream of Gympie.

The Mary River at Miva is currently at 5.50 metres and rising. The Mary River at Miva is likely to exceed the minor flood level (7.50 m) tonight.

The Mary River at Tiaro is currently at 4.45 metres and rising. The Mary River at Tiaro is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6m) tomorrow morning.

The Mary River at Maryborough is not expected to exceed the minor flood level (5metres).

Tinana Creek:Minor flood levels are occurring at Tagigan Road in the upper reaches of Tinana Creek.

Flood Safety Advice:Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. 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 at 5pm.Latest River Heights:

Location

Height of River (m)

Tendency

Date/Time of Observation

Mary R at Conondale Alert

1.55

Falling

06:43 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Bellbird Creek Alert

1.74

Steady

07:58 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Bellbird Creek TM

1.79

Falling

07:00 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Kenilworth H/S Alert

1.03

Falling

08:07 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Moy Pocket Alert

4.30

Falling

08:33 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Moy Pocket TM

4.52

Falling

07:40 AM TUE 17/10/17

Yabba Ck at Borumba Dam HW Alert

-2.89

Rising

07:44 AM TUE 17/10/17

Yabba Ck at Imbil Alert

2.09

Steady

08:01 AM TUE 17/10/17

Kandanga Ck at Hygait TM

1.84

Falling

07:30 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Dagun Pocket Alert

7.98

Falling

08:37 AM TUE 17/10/17

Six Mile Ck at Lake MacDonald Dam Alert

95.89

Falling

08:10 AM TUE 17/10/17

Six Mile Ck at Cooran Alert

7.22

Rising

08:25 AM TUE 17/10/17

Six Mile Ck at Cooran TM

7.00

Rising

07:40 AM TUE 17/10/17

Deep Ck at Cedar Pocket Dam HW Alert

101.66

Steady

08:22 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Fisherman's Pocket TM

8.35

Steady

07:01 AM TUE 17/10/17

Wide Bay Ck at Brooyar TM

1.37

Steady

08:00 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Miva TM

5.50

Rising

07:10 AM TUE 17/10/17

Munna Ck at Marodian TM

1.26

Steady

08:11 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Home Park

4.43

Rising

07:40 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Tiaro Alert

4.45

Rising

08:36 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary River at Owanyilla Alert

3.25

Rising

08:18 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at The Barrage TM

4.10

Rising

08:25 AM TUE 17/10/17

Tinana Ck at Tagigan Rd

4.17

Rising

11:40 PM MON 16/10/17

Tinana Ck at Bauple East TM

4.25

Rising

08:00 AM TUE 17/10/17

Tinana Ck at Teddington Weir TM

9.53

Steady

06:00 AM TUE 17/10/17

Tinana Ck at Tinana Barrage TM

3.49

Steady

08:00 AM TUE 17/10/17

Mary R at Portside Alert

3.60

Rising

08:28 AM TUE 17/10/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. 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.

EARLIER: Tuesday, 9.30am

THE Mary River flood plan was activated this morning, but just what does that mean?

Here is the "situation report” from the Gympie Local Disaster Management Group as of last night about 9.30pm.

Flash Flood Tragedy near Gympie

Situation: consistent rain has been falling in the region since Saturday, this has saturated the soil, creeks and dams.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting further rain though into Tuesday 17 October 2017 then reducing from Wednesday.

A flood watch has been issued for the Mary River.

UPDATE OF ROADS CLOSED:

Flash flooding, Pomona Kin Kin Rd, Pomona

Flash flooding, Cooroy Noosa Road, Lake MacDonald

Flash flooding Tin Can Bay Rd, Victory Heights

Flash flooding Mary Valley Rd (Gympie Brooloo Rd) near Goomong Rd

Flash flooding Bauple Woolooga Rd, Gundiah

Flash flooding Gympie Kin Kin Rd at Kin Kin

Flash flooding on the Maryborough Cooloola Rd at Boonooroo Plains

Flash flooding on Subway Avenue at Pomona

Flash flooding at Louis Bazza Dr, Pomona

Road closed Goomboorian

Operations: The following operations are currently being attended to:

Road Closure are Goomborian Road - Council staff have erected signs and lights

Flood monitoring Australia information alert informs that Coondoo Bridged on the Tin Can Bay Road is predicted to be under water at 3.29 am 17 October 2017 - Council staff attending to assess and erect signs and lighting as required. Coondoo still open

A semi trailer has overturned on the Bruce Hwy near Gunalda creating an oil spill. - Council, QFES and Police attending.

Police confirm a 3 vehicle vicinity of Bells Bridge, with two persons injured Mary River at Dagun Pocket - 1 metre above minor flood and rising

Six Mile at Cooran - 1 metre above minor and rising

Cedar Pocket Dam 101 % and has been spilling for 12 hours

Mary River at Fishermans Pocket at minor

Mary at Gympie - manual hourly readings will commence this morning at 7:00. Reading 7.2m

Rainfall last 24 hours

Kenilworth - 19 mm

Dagun Pocket 57 mm

Gympie - 42 mm

Mt Wolvi - 109 mm

Coops Corner 127 mm

LDMG is currently at ALERT, situation will be reviewed at 1200 on Tuesday 17 October 2017

EARLIER:

THE water is still well clear of Kidd Bridge this morning, but Gympie Regional Council has activated its flood plan and an initial minor flood warning has been issued for the Mary River, which is still rising.

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The last flood bulletin issued by the Bureau of Meteorology last night said minor flooding was likely along the Mary River to Gympie.

The last recording at 4am this morning had the Mary River at Gympie at 6m (a minor flood). It is not considered to be a moderate flood until it reaches 12m, and a major flood at 17m.

The Mary River at Dagun Pocket was last night at 4.62 metres and rising. River levels at Dagun Pocket may exceed the minor flood level (7m) this morning.

The river level gauge is currently unavailable at Gympie.

The Mary River at Gympie is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6m) this morning.

Downstream of Gympie minor flooding is likely, with the Mary River at Miva at 2.70 metres last night and rising. River levels at Miva may exceed the minor flood level (7.50 m) Tuesday morning.

The Mary River at Tiaro was at 3metres and rising. River levels at Tiaro is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) Tuesday morning.

The Mary River at Maryborough is not expected to exceed the minor flood level (5.00 metres).

Flood Safety Advice:Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. 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

Since the start of the weekend Gympie has received 221mm, Glenwood 143mm, Imbil 100mm, Borumba Dam 251mm, Maleny 179mm and Rainbow Beach more than 100mm.

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