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Flood Watch - Boggabilla

Macintyre River

Higher than minor flooding is occurring along the Macintyre River at Boggabilla, where the river is rising on Friday [26/08/16].

Predicted River Heights/Flows: Expected to peak near 8.6 metres early Saturday morning [27/08/16]

Review the BOM site for regular updates

KEY RIVER HEIGHTS FOR MACINTYRE AT BOGGABILLA

Minor 5 metres

Moderate 11.5 metres

Major 12 metres

6.4m Causeway at Boonal Bridge closed. Residents living west of the Levee have no access to Boggabilla.

7.3m Water begins flowing into Whalan Creek. Bruxner Highway is cut at the Whalan Creek Causeway. Toomelah is isolated.

10.54m Access becomes difficult along some roads and water crosses the Newell Highway, 20km south of Boggabilla.

11.4m Water enters Brown Street, Boggabilla and areas beyond the Tafe College. Flood water threatens Boggabilla township and Elambe Caravan Park.

11.76m Flood water breaks the banks of the Macintyre River at “River Common” and runs over Riverview Road, Boggabilla and towards Elambe Caravan Park. Evacuation begins

 

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