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Feb 07 2012

Queensland Dealing with Flooding Again

 
Queensland, Australia is again dealing with the onslaught of flooding. As NSW continues to deal with their inundation, flooding now shifts into southern Queensland. The town of St. George has practically been evacuated as the Balonne River experiences record flooding. You can see in an overview of the gages (see below)  that the number of locations in the south at major flooding state is significant.
 

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The previous record flood at St. George was around 13.5m. As of 9:00 U.S. MST, it is at 13.93. The levee height is at roughly 14m but the flow appears to be peaking and leveling off. Hopefully, that is indeed the case and the levee holds in the meantime. The problem now is what happens as this flooding moves downstream to the coast.

More Links and Articles:

Queensland Rainfall and River Conditions

Balonne River at St. George Gage Station

2011 Flood Summary for the Balonne River at St. George

Video: Queensland Floods in Record Territory (WAtoday)

Queensland floods: Mother Jane Sheahan swept away as onlookers film her on mobile phones (Mail Online)

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