FLOOD WATCH: The Boyne River has begun to flood. BoM hydrologists have issued a flood warning.
FLOOD WATCH: The Boyne River has begun to flood. BoM hydrologists have issued a flood warning.

Boyne River floods under 90mm deluge

HYDROLOGISTS at the Bureau of Meteorology have issued a flood warning for the Boyne River at Burnett/Wide Bay as bucket loads of rain dumps on the region.

The warning states that "localised minor flooding is occurring along the Boyne River" as of 2pm this afternoon. 

While the Boyne River flood warning is for the Burnett and Widebay area, the Gladstone region should take caution as more rainfall is expected tonight.

BoM senior hydrologist Andy Barnes said the "immediate threat" of flooding in the Gladstone region is in the next 24 hours, as more storms are expected to hit the region today and tomorrow.

"With those heavier bursts, there could be flooding," he said.  

"Everything is at a minor flood level.

"There is potential for the rain and the storms to continue well into the evening."

"There will be some further decent falls in that (Gladstone) area."

The warning states: "Areas of very heavy rainfall overnight up to 90 mm have been recorded across parts of the Auburn, Stuart and Boyne Rivers and Barker Creek catchments."

"Further areas of heavy rainfall with thunderstorms are possible across the Burnett River basin during the next few days."

One section of the Boyne River, near Boondooma, is rising. The section at Dunollie has been categorised as falling, and the section at Derra is steady.

"Remember: If it's flooded, forget it," BoM said.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately

Please note: This story has been changed since it was originally published shortly after 2pm. We apologise for any misunderstanding. The Boyne River flood warning is for the Wide Bay Burnett area. 

More to come

Captain Creek: 117mm

Agnes Water and 1770: 83mm

Miriam Vale: 41mm

Iveragh: 116mm

Nagoorin: 62mm

Benaraby: 51mm

Boyne Island: 64mm

Calliope: 16mm

Gladstone: 76mm

Gladstone Airport: 46mm

Mount Larcom: 87mm



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