Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Dalby urged to conserve water amid floods

Thursday January 31, 2013 - 12:26 EDT

Dalby residents are being asked to conserve water because of flooding in the Condamine River.

The Western Downs council says the town's treatment plant is safe but some outlying bores are being affected by flooding.

Mayor Ray Brown says there are enough supplies for the town but level five restrictions are being enforced as a precaution.

"By closing off and decommissioning the bores themselves to make sure the electricity is cut off we're in a position to recommission them very quickly and that's the key point, being prepared and having a contingency in place," he said.

The Condamine River at Condamine is at 10 metres and the bridge to the town remains open this morning.

Authorities say the river will reach at least 12 metres, isolating the town for a week.


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Call to help hot and thirsty birds, wildlife survive during high temperatures

18:51 EDT

The old saying is that you know it is hot when birds start falling out of the sky.

Hot spring across NSW

17:56 EDT

El Nino reared its head this spring, delivering a scorcher to New South Wales.

Northern Territory pastoralists reflect on strong year for prices and new markets

17:47 EDT

Record prices, new export markets and rain ?? from the Tanami Desert to the Roper Gulf, and Daly Waters to the MacDonnell Ranges, four Northern Territory pastoralists have shared the ups and downs of 2015 with ABC Rural.