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Fitzroy Float-el owner Tony Higgins updating his flood “tour dates” sign outside his Depot Hill pub after the flood peaked.
Fitzroy Float-el owner Tony Higgins updating his flood “tour dates” sign outside his Depot Hill pub after the flood peaked. Sharyn O'Neill

LAST year Tony Higgins nicknamed his flooded Depot Hill pub the Fitzroy Float-el.

This year his hotel wasn't inundated, but the cheeky publican drew up a "tour dates" sign out front with dates and river heights for Rockhampton's five biggest floods since 1918.

"It must be the most photographed sign in Rocky," Tony joked.

He kept local residents amused and updated by adding 7.1m next to 2012 yesterday after the Fitzroy River reached its peak in the early hours of Saturday.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the river was yesterday falling slowly and had dropped to 6.9m by noon.

Rockhampton Regional Council Deputy Mayor Rose Swadling said the river was expected to drop to five metres by Wednesday, with the clean-up set to begin on Thursday.

"This will allow for the river bank and affected areas to be ready for the Easter long weekend."

The riverside car park was still closed yesterday.

The BOM has predicted fine weather for today and tomorrow in Capricornia.

Topics:  floods



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