A boat heading upstream on the Fitzroy river.
A boat heading upstream on the Fitzroy river. Allan Reinikka

Fitzroy River hits 6.7m in Rocky

8.30am: The Fitzroy River reached 6.7 metres in Rockhampton this morning on its way to a still predicted peak of 7.8m.

The Fitzroy River had reached 6.5 metres in Rockhampton at 3.15pm yesterday.

At 10.50pm last night the Bureau of Meteorology reported that minor to moderate flooding along the Fitzroy River was continuing with levels at Rockhampton starting to approach the minor flood level of 7 metres, and reach
around 7.8 metres during next week. 

Higher levels are possible given forecast rainfall for the region today.

A further prediction for Rockhampton will be made following the peak at Riverslea.  

Further details for the system as at 10.50pm follow:

CONNORS/ISAAC RIVERS:
Flood levels at Yatton are now minor and will continue to fall.

COMET RIVER:
Major flooding is easing in the Comet River at Comet Weir with river levels
expected to remain high through the weekend.

MACKENZIE RIVER:
Minor to moderate flood levels will continue to ease downstream of Comet Weir
during the weekend. River levels are approaching the moderate flood level of 21
metres in the Riverslea area with a peak expected during Sunday.

DAWSON RIVER:
Moderate to heavy rainfall has been recorded in the upper Dawson River and
Juandah Creek catchments. The heaviest rainfall totals recorded to 9am Saturday
include Peekadoo 61mm, Giligulgul 57mm, with rainfalls elsewhere between
25-40mm. Renewed rises are expected above Taroom during the weekend.

Major flooding extends along the lower Dawson River between Isla-Delusion
Crossing and the Beckers area. A major flood peak of 13.0 metres was recorded at
5pm Friday at Theodore with major flood levels expected to remain high during
the weekend. At Moura, major flood levels of around 12 metres are nearing a peak
during the weekend. Major flood levels will continue in the Baralaba area
through this weekend with a peak of around 12.2 metres expected early next week.

FITZROY RIVER:
River rises causing moderate flooding are expected during the weekend between
Riverslea and Yaamba. The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton will exceed the minor
flood level of 7 metres late in the weekend with further rises expected to reach
7.8 metres during next week. Higher levels are possible given forecast rainfall.
A further prediction for Rockhampton will be made once a peak is observed at
Riverslea.


 

Predicted River Heights/Flows: Dawson River at Moura peak around 12 metres during the weekend. Dawson River at Baralaba peak around 12.2 metres early next week. Fitzroy River at Riverslea peak around the moderate flood level of 21 metres during Sunday. Fitzroy River at Yaamba reach 14 metres during next week. Fitzroy River at Rockhampton exceed the minor flood level of 7 metres late in the weekend and reach 7.8 metres during next week. Predictions for Rockhampton will be updated once a peak at Riverslea has been observed. Next Issue: The next warning will be issued by 11am Sunday. (River heights are constantly updated on the Bureau website.) Latest River Heights: Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 3.20m rising 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Juandah Ck at Windamere * 3.64m steady 09:31 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Taroom * 4.76m falling 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Theodore 12.92m steady 10:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Moura 12.05m rising slowly 06:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Mimosa Ck at Redcliff * 2.26m steady 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Baralaba 11.55m rising slowly 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Beckers * 12.63m rising 08:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Dawson R at Knebworth * 12.47m rising 08:05 AM SAT 11/12/10 Comet R at The Lake * 9.91m falling 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Comet R at Comet Weir * 8.76m falling 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Nogoa R at Raymond # 2.55m rising 10:04 AM SAT 11/12/10 Nogoa R at Craigmore # 4.26m falling 09:41 AM SAT 11/12/10 Nogoa R at Fairbairn Dam HW * 1.07m steady 07:15 AM SAT 11/12/10 Nogoa R at Emerald # 8.10m falling 09:37 AM SAT 11/12/10 Policeman's Ck at Rubyvale # 1.00m falling 10:03 AM SAT 11/12/10 Theresa Ck at Gregory Highway # 3.02m falling 09:46 AM SAT 11/12/10 Mackenzie R at Bedford Weir TW # 15.52m falling 08:37 AM SAT 11/12/10 Connors R at Pink Lagoon * 4.41m falling 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Isaac R at Yatton * 7.72m falling 08:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Mackenzie R at Tartrus * 13.11m falling 06:35 AM SAT 11/12/10 Fitzroy R at Riverslea * 20.48m rising slowly 09:00 AM SAT 11/12/10 Fitzroy R at Rockhampton 6.30m rising slowly 05:35 AM SAT 11/12/10 *,# from automatic station

 



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