Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Central Qld towns hit by more flooding

By William Rollo, Wednesday February 27, 2013 - 18:04 EDT

Two rural communities in central Queensland are dealing with the latest round of flooding.

At Goovigen, south of Rockhampton, the Callide Creek had reached 10.25 metres late this afternoon, which is just below the major flood level.

Banana Shire Mayor Ron Carige says it is still rising.

"We thought the peak would have gone through there, something is holding it up from getting away," he said.

Councillor Carige says the impact on farms is just as bad as the January floods.

At Mimdale, between Gladstone and Bundaberg, the Baffle Creek catchment is expected to peak at around 15m tonight - one metre above the major flood level.

Almost 2m of water is spilling over the Awoonga Dam, south west of Gladstone, causing widespread damage to farms in the upstream Boyne Valley.

Several roads are closed in the area, including the only access to Agnes Water.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers says many communities on the central coast are isolated.

"It is hard because we haven't had time to get over the last lot of rain," she said.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Canberra experiences wettest winter in 10 years, coldest nights since 1997

15:52 EST

Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.

Another ECL for NSW

15:36 EST

It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.

Canberra's cold start to spring

13:35 EST

For most people, spring brings the hope of warm weather.