Awoonga Dam water level is lowering at 10cm per hour
THE Awoonga Dam is still furiously spilling over, but the level has lowered significantly since Sunday.
On Monday at noon, the level had fallen to about 5.5m above the spillway, which is still very high, but well below the level of 8.3m reaches at 6am Sunday.
A large crowd turned up at the lookout for a rare view of spillover.
The water coming over was noticeably muddier than usual.
Awoonga Dam is continuing to recede at about 10cm per hour.
The dam was at 44.61m at 7pm on Monday, or 4.61m above the spillway, down 3.69m from its highest recorded peak of 48.3m on Saturday night.
Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the lowering of water at the dam meant the threat of further flooding during this rain event was over for those living along the Boyne River who suffered flooding during the dam's peak overflow.
The council's coordination centre was still active and contactable by phoning 4977 6655 for residents living in isolated areas of the region, such at the Boyne Valley, Lowmead and Baffle Creek, who were in need of emergency assistance.