The Somerset Regional Council is the latest south-east Queensland council to install an early warning flood system.
A total of $750,000 in state funding will be spent on a communication network linking river reporting stations to a council control centre.
The system is being developed by Greenspan.
Principal consultant Mark Wolf says if a flood is imminent, the network will trigger sirens in Lowood and Fernvale and send out SMS and email alerts to residents.
"So it will look at river flows in the Lockyer Creek, on the Brisbane River it will look at the water level downstream of Fernvale and it will utilise information from existing computer models that have been developed and using a simple algorithm it will trigger those warning actions to be commenced," he said.
© ABC 2012
13:48 EST Western Australia's grain belt is expected to be dry for the next two months.