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CAMPERS TAKE CARE

Monday, 20 March 2017

 

CAMPERS TAKE CARE

 

Whilst the town of Goondiwindi has had very little rain to speak of, there have been considerable falls of rain in the catchment areas. Last week saw significant falls of rain to the east of Coolmunda Dam that resulted in the dam filling to around 83%.

The weekend saw some significant falls in the Dumaresq and Macintyre River catchments that resulted in moderate flood level peaks at Texas and Yetman.

Based upon these peaks, the BOM have released a warning notice for a flood height up to 8 meters at Boggabilla, which equates to a little more than 7 metres at Goondiwindi.  A flood of this level is regarded as moderate and causes little problem to the town however it may present some challenges to properties further west. The biggest concern is the predicted weather forecast in the coming weeks.

“There may be very little rain in and around Goondiwindi but especially people camping on river banks along the river need to be very aware and conscious of what can happen and very quickly” Cr Graeme Scheu explained today. It may also be prudent to remind people about the danger of water on roads “If it is flooded forget it.”

For more updated information, please go to the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.com.au 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Councillor Graeme Scheu
Mayor
Goondiwindi Regional Council

Mobile: 0427 718 877
Email: gscheu@grc.qld.gov.au


Pictured: Keetah Bridge Crossing – picture taken at approx. 11:30am on 20/03/17

Pictured: McIntyre Bridge Crossing at Goondiwindi – expecting a flood height of 21-22ft (approx.)


 

 

 

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