A flood devastated farmer says the North Burnett desperately needs better warning systems.
The local council has been given $150,000 in Queensland Government funding for a flood mitigation study.
It is the first time a detailed study has been conducted, despite the region regularly flooding.
Monto Dairy farmer Leesa Ison is hopeful the funding will help her prepare for future events.
"I guess if we knew when the flood was coming and how high the water was going to be it will certainly help landholders ... get stock to higher ground," she said.
"It's probably the most important thing and so the irrigation systems can be built on higher ground and that sort of thing."
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17:20 EDT Dry and dusty cattle stations line the Duncan Road which weaves in and out of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.