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Further flood peak for Condamine

By Emma Pollard and Rhianwen Whitney, Monday February 4, 2013 - 09:59 EDT

The flood situation is easing across southern Queensland.

Floodwaters are receding west of Goondiwindi where Talwood is no longer isolated.

Authorities should be able to reach Toobeah today and Bungunya tomorrow.

The weather bureau says there will be another flood peak at Condamine, on the Western Downs early this week, but it will not threaten homes.

Hydrologist Jess Carey says the southern border towns are next in line.

"Eventually this water will move through the system down to St George, Dirranbandi and the township of Hebel on the Queensland/New South Wales border but that's sort of a good week and a bit away," he said.

"With these floods and the lack of rain I suppose out in the Maranoa so far this year I'd be expecting quite a large percentage of flood routing to occur between sort of Condamine town and St George."

"I'd say the flood in St George certainly won't be as high as what we've seen in previous years."

Western Downs Mayor Ray Brown says the Condamine River at Condamine is at 10.3 metres, but is expected to rise.

"It's still point-three over the bridge at Condamine but it will remain closed as the new water that will come through will keep it up until at least Wednesday-Thursday," he said.

Councillor Brown says they are expecting the Condamine River to peak at about 11.7 metres by tomorrow.


© ABC 2013

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