This water which is flooding is now is only the local water, it's not the Toowoomba stuff, which has passed us. We will have more flooding when the water comes down from up the valley to the south of me.
There's just been another heavy shower of rain (a storm, complete with thunder and lightning), the rain gauge is nearly full, it holds 120mm, and I just tipped out 110mm.
Latest Flood Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOCKYER, BREMER, WARRILL AND BRISBANE RIVER BELOW WIVENHOE INCLUDING BRISBANE CITY
Issued at 9:28 AM on Tuesday the 11th of January 2011
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.
Continuing heavy rainfall in the Lockyer Creek catchment is causing very fast
rises along Tenthill Creek.
The main flood waters in the Lockyer Creek are now arriving at Lyons Bridge,
with strong stream rises during Tuesday and levels of above 17 metres are
Wivenhoe dam is providing significant mitigation of upper Brisbane floods. River
flows from the Bremer and Lockyer catchments combined with releases from
Wivenhoe dam will increase levels in Brisbane during Tuesday.
At the Brisbane City Gauge, minor flood levels of about 2.1 metres are expected
with the afternoon high tide on Tuesday and moderate flood levels of 2.6 metres
with the overnight high tide. Further rises to 3.5 metres (major) is expected
with the high tide on Wednesday afternoon with higher levels likely on Thursday.
Very heavy rainfall is continuing in the Lockyer Creek catchment and further
very fast rises are being observed along Tenthill Creek this morning. Renewed
rises are likely in the lower catchment during Tuesday prolonging major
flooding. The Lockyer Creek at Glenore Grove peaked at 14.60 metres at 11:30pm,
which is 0.3 metres below the 1974 flood. Renewed rises are likely at Glenore
Grove today with a return to above 14 metres.
The main flood peak from Monday is currently approaching Lyons Bridge, with
strong stream rises expected in the next few hours. A peak is expected above 17
metres at Lyons Bridge later today.
The Bremer River at Walloon has exceeded the moderate flood level. The Bremer
River at Rosewood peaked at 5.8 metres around midnight Monday but renewed rises
are expected as rainfall continues.
The Bremer River at Ipswich is expected to reach about 16 metres during
Wednesday. Higher levels are expected.
Further rises are likely today as rainfall continues.
MIDDLE AND LOWER BRISBANE:
Moderate flooding will continue to rise at Savages Crossing and at Mt Crosby
At the Brisbane City Gauge (lower end of Edward Street and at Thornton Street),
minor flood levels of about 2.1 metres are expected with the afternoon high tide
on Tuesday and moderate flood levels of 2.6 metres with the overnight high tide.
Higher flood levels to 3.5 metres (major) are expected with the high tide on
Wednesday afternoon. Levels above 3.5 metres are expected on Thursday.
(3.5 metres at the Brisbane City gauge is about 2.5 metres higher than the
highest tide of the year at this location).
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Ipswich: Reach at least 16 metres (major) during Wednesday; further rises.
Moggill: Reach at least 15 metres (moderate) during Wednesday; further
Jindalee: Reach at least 9 metres (moderate) late Wednesday; further
Brisbane City: Reach about 2.6 metres (moderate) with the overnight high tide
tonight. Reach 3.5 metres (major) with the high tides on Wednesday. Higher
levels are expected on Thursday with the high tides.
(3.5 metres at the Brisbane City gauge is about 2 metres higher than the highest
tide of the year at this location).
Further rises are expected at all four locations with continued rainfall.
The next warning will be issued at about 3:30pm Tuesday.
Latest River Heights:
Flagstone Ck at Brown-Zirbels Rd * 3.53m rising 05:40 AM TUE 11/01/11
Sandy Creek at Sandy Creek Road # 2.9m rising 06:56 AM TUE 11/01/11
Ma Ma Ck at Harm's * 2.96m rising 05:40 AM TUE 11/01/11
Tenthill Ck at Tenthill * 5.57m rising 05:46 AM TUE 11/01/11
Laidley Ck at Mulgowie * 6.83m rising 05:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Laidley Ck at Laidley 8.7m falling slowly 10:00 PM MON 10/01/11
Laidley Ck at Showground Weir * 8.74m rising 05:40 AM TUE 11/01/11
Laidley Ck at Warrego Hwy * 6.28m rising 05:00 AM TUE 11/01/11
Lockyer Ck at Glenore Grove # 13.48m rising 06:52 AM TUE 11/01/11
Lockyer Ck at Lyons Br # 16.09m rising 06:56 AM TUE 11/01/11
Lockyer Ck at Rifle Range Rd * 15.78m rising 05:40 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Lowood Pump Stn # 16.21m rising 06:55 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Savages Crossing # 16.17m rising 06:53 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Burtons Br # 12.92m rising 06:50 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Mt Crosby # 16.23m rising 06:36 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Colleges Crossing # 14.51m rising 06:57 AM TUE 11/01/11
Bremer R at Rosewood # 5.32m rising 06:41 AM TUE 11/01/11
Warrill Ck at Amberley DNR * 6.78m rising 05:20 AM TUE 11/01/11
Bremer R at Ipswich # 9.25m rising 06:50 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Moggill # 7.62m rising 06:45 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at Jindalee Br # 4.75m rising 06:26 AM TUE 11/01/11
Brisbane R at City Gauge # 0.95m falling 06:30 AM TUE 11/01/11
Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/ . Flood Warnings are also available on
telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile,
public and satellite phones