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Downpour raises Mary River levels

The Mary River looking out over Kidd Bridge
The Mary River looking out over Kidd Bridge

A MINOR flood warning has been sent out for parts of the Mary River after a several drizzly days. 

Friday night's Flood Warning from the Bureau of Meteorology said that up to 160 mm of rain had fell over upper parts of the catchment in the 24 hours to 9am Friday and isolated showers were predicted to continue today. 

The River levels peaked at the minor flood level at Dagun Pocket  on Friday evening but by 10pm had eased below the minor flood level. Minor flood levels continue to rise at Gympie and were expected to peak overnight.

Meanwhile downstream, minor flood levels were expected to continue to rise at Fisherman's Pocket last night. River levels downstream to Maryborough are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

MARY RIVER at:

DAGUN POCKET: River levels have eased below the minor flood level.

GYMPIE: River level rises are expected to peak around 7.5 metres overnight Friday.

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

Topics:  bom flooding mary river



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