Region holds up well as bureau cancels weather warning
THE Gladstone region is holding up well despite steady rain, Mayor Gail Sellers says.
Cr Sellers this morning said Awoonga Dam was at 41.6m, which was 1.6m over the spillway, and the bridge at Essenden was 0.5m over.
Sewerage treatment plants are at capacity, she said.
A severe weather warning for the region has been cancelled by the Bureau of Meteorology.
The bureau said a weak low pressure system was stationary north of Proserpine, and while moderate to heavy rain was expected between Bowen and Gladstone, very heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding was no longer expected.
A flood warning remains in place for the Boyne, Calliope and Kolan Rivers, and Baffle Creek.
River levels are slowly easing in the Calliope River at Castlehope but renewed rises are possible with further heavy rainfall.
Small renewed rises are occurring in the Upper Boyne River at Nagoorin.
Minor flood levels are expected to continue rising at Awoonga Dam and may reach close to 2m over the spillway later today.
In Baffle Creek, minor flood levels are rising at Mimdale, with further rises up to the major flood level of 14m likely today.
River level rises are also expected downstream between Essendean Bridge and Barnetts Rd.
Minor flood levels are easing at Springfield in the upper Kolan River. Moderate flood levels are rising at Fred Haigh Dam, with major flood levels of 2m over the spillway possible today.
Minor flood levels continue downstream between Bucca Weir and Gooburrum.
At 11.45am Awoonga Dam was at 41.78m and rising.
Gladstone has received 82.2mm of rain since 9am on Tuesday.
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