Don River flood mitigation study still being finalisedWednesday April 16, 2014 - 13:35 EST
The Whitsunday Regional Council says a final report on how to mitigate flooding from the Don River is still several months away.
A number of properties in Bowen were damaged and crops destroyed when Tropical Cyclone Ita dumped hundreds of millimetres of rain on the region, causing the river to break its banks.
A local farmer says sand and silt build-up was one of the causes of the river overflowing.
A council spokeswoman says council engineers are working with the Queensland Government on the report, which is due to be presented to council by the middle of the year.
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