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#1456316 - 09/03/2018 10:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
lol my vids/pics seem to have gone viral...

very wet - still raining too. water water everywhere!
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#1456321 - 09/03/2018 10:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Kowree Offline
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Registered: 26/03/2012
Posts: 114
Loc: Marian, Qld.
Does anyone out there know - say your stuck in Townsville and you want to get home to near Innisfail, if the Herveys Range Rd to the Gregory Rd to the Kennedy Rd etc is passable or is this a pipedream?
Or to Charters Towers and up?
I think Ravenshoe is passable now...I think.
Any suggestions?

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#1456351 - 09/03/2018 13:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 12:02 pm EST on Friday 9 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 14

A major flood peak similar to February 2009 flood levels is expected at Ingham Friday afternoon.

Rainfall totals of 300-600 mm have been recorded over the Herbert River catchment in the past 3 days. Rainfall is generally easing across the catchment area and shifting northwards.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
Major flood levels are generally steady between Gleneagle and Nash's Crossing.

No river level observations are available from the Gleneagle Homestead at this time. Based on observations from the Gleneagle automatic station, the river level peaked early on Friday morning. Major flood levels are continuing. The Herbert River at Gleneagle is expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Friday and into Saturday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Major flood levels continue along the Herbert River. The flood peak is currently approaching Trebonne. Major flood levels are rising downstream to Halifax.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge peaked at 16.8 metres during Friday morning and is currently steady. River levels are expected to remain around 16.80 metres Friday afternoon. The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is expected to remain above the major flood level (14.00 m) during Friday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 14.42 metres and steady. River levels are likely to peak near 14.75 metres early Friday afternoon and remain above the major flood level (12.00 m) during Friday and possibly into Saturday.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 12.74 metres and rising. River levels are expected to remain around current levels early Friday afternoon. The river level is likely to remain above the major flood level (11.50 m) Friday night.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 5.52 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain around current levels Friday afternoon. The Herbert River at Halifax is expected to remain above the major flood level for the remainder of Friday and into Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 03:00 pm EST on Friday 09 March 2018.
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#1456367 - 09/03/2018 15:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
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Loc: Watsonville, Atherton Tablelan...
So question...did BOM screw up or should a SWW have been issued yesterday considering ingham is now under water.
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#1456371 - 09/03/2018 15:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: rainthisway]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 476
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Typically when you are under water you would be referring Flood Warning/s...there is no severe weather - that has passed for the HLB.

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/herbert-river.shtml

During the week there were numerous SWW and STW that covered Rollingstone to Daintree...



Edited by CuNimJim (09/03/2018 15:44)
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#1456412 - 09/03/2018 19:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: rainthisway]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
So question...did BOM screw up or should a SWW have been issued yesterday considering ingham is now under water.


we had flood warnings issued - the weather itself here at least was not 'severe' as the water came from upstream..

Floods have peaked in town. Luckily in town itself Palm Ck is about 30cm lower than 09 so that saved quite a few businesses (mine included). My house is also an island.

water from upstream is expected to arrive and not increase current levels but maintain high levels throughout the night and into tomorrow.
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#1456413 - 09/03/2018 19:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 5:40 pm EST on Friday 9 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 16

Major flood levels are at a peak at Ingham Pump Station around 14.7 metres which is similar to the February 2009 flood levels.

Rainfall totals of 300-600 mm have been recorded over the Herbert River catchment in the past 3 days. Rainfall is generally easing across the catchment area and shifting northwards.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
Major flood levels continue along the Herbert River to Nash's Crossing.

No river level observations are available from the Gleneagle Homestead at this time. Based on observations from the Gleneagle automatic station, major flood levels are rising slowly. The Herbert River at Gleneagle is expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) overnight Friday and into Saturday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Major flood levels continue along the Herbert River to Halifax. The flood peak is currently at Ingham Pump Station.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge peaked at 16.8 metres during Friday morning and is currently at 16.25 metres and falling. River levels are expected to remain above the major flood level (14.00 m) overnight Friday into Saturday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at a peak around 14.7 metres. River levels are expected to remain around current flood levels Friday evening. Flood levels are expected to slowly ease overnight Friday but remain above the major flood level (12.00 m) into Saturday.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 12.69 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain around current levels Friday evening. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (11.50 m) Friday night and into Saturday.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 5.52 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain around current levels Friday evening. The Herbert River at Halifax is expected to remain above the major flood level (5.00 metres) Friday night and into Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 pm EST on Friday 09 March 2018.
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#1456416 - 09/03/2018 19:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: ol mate]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
Posts: 810
Loc: Watsonville, Atherton Tablelan...
Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
So question...did BOM screw up or should a SWW have been issued yesterday considering ingham is now under water.


we had flood warnings issued - the weather itself here at least was not 'severe' as the water came from upstream..

Floods have peaked in town. Luckily in town itself Palm Ck is about 30cm lower than 09 so that saved quite a few businesses (mine included). My house is also an island.

water from upstream is expected to arrive and not increase current levels but maintain high levels throughout the night and into tomorrow.


What Business do you own?
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#1456497 - 10/03/2018 10:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 8:50 am EST on Saturday 10 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 20

Major flood levels are slowly easing at Ingham Pump Station and downstream to Halifax but are expected to remain high and above the major flood levels throughout the weekend.

No significant rainfall has been recorded overnight into Saturday with no significant rainfall forecast for the remainder of the weekend.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
River levels are generally easing across the Upper Herbert River catchment. Major flood levels continue between Gleneagle Homestead and Nash's Crossing with renewed rises around Gleneagle.

No river level observations are available from the Gleneagle Homestead at this time. Based on observations from the Gleneagle automatic station, major flood levels are nearing a peak. The river level at Gleneagle is expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) throughout the weekend.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Major flood levels continue along the Herbert River to Halifax. Further rises are not expected as a result of any renewed rises upstream but it levels will remain high for longer with major flood levels expected to continue throughout the weekend.

The latest reading for the Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge at 6:00am Saturday was 14.30 metres and falling. The river level at Abergowrie Bridge is expected to remain around the major flood level (14.00 m) throughout the weekend.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 13.72 metres and falling slowly. The river level at Ingham Pump Station is expected to remain above the major flood level (12.00 m) throughout the weekend.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 12.44 metres and slowly easing. The river level at Gairloch is expected to remain above the major flood level (11.50 m) throughout the weekend.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 5.52 metres and generally steady. The river level at Halifax is expected to remain above the major flood level (5.00 m) throughout the weekend.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Saturday 10 March 2018.
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#1456503 - 10/03/2018 12:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Can't believe it's so quiet in here! Hows things up your way ol mate?

Not liking my chances at this stage of getting home by the end of this weekend..
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#1456549 - 10/03/2018 20:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
7mm last 24 hours. Humid and turned the aircons on for the first time in 3 days. Started hitting the mould before it starts taking over the outside of the house.
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#1456559 - 10/03/2018 21:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
marakai Offline
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Registered: 05/01/2006
Posts: 2270
Loc: Maryfarms NQ
Some great footage of the Herbert from a helicopter ,

https://www.facebook.com/lauren.r.field/...2&theater&ifg=1


Edited by marakai (10/03/2018 21:23)

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#1456577 - 10/03/2018 22:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Im back - it's been a busy few days!

I ended up with waterfront views at home, while my office had 6" of water against the front windows, but only a trickle of water inside thanks to sandbags and rolls of black plastic to stop the water. This flood came up extremely fast by Herbert standards. It would have caught quite a few off guard.

Overall, lower by about 30cm in town areas. Downstream however I'm hearing higher than 09 in some areas. I think there may be an issue with the Gairloch gauge - it doesn't seem right that it peaked at 12.79. The manual gauge - a peak of 12.35 - seems more realistic. It was concerning a couple of guages - in particular Abergowrie Bridge (southern bank of Herbert river at the bridge) failed and didn't report. Luckily some locals jumped on board and relayed manual readings from the Elohinstone Pocket guage ( northern bank at Abergowrie bridge) to keep everyone informed. It was just like the old days!

Very slowly receding - waters from upstream will keep the level up for another day. Highway won't open until at least late Monday. Quite a bit of criminal activity around - including stolen cars - quite stupid considering you couldn't really drive far.
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#1456612 - 11/03/2018 10:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: ol mate]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Originally Posted By: ol mate

Very slowly receding - waters from upstream will keep the level up for another day. Highway won't open until at least late Monday. Quite a bit of criminal activity around - including stolen cars - quite stupid considering you couldn't really drive far.


Jesus there are some low life oxygen thieves out there....hopefully the police can catch up with these neanderthals when things dry out a bit.

Good to hear you're OK ol mate, looks like I won't be getting back to Townsville until at least tomorrow.

Latest warning:

Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 7:45 am EST on Sunday 11 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 24

Major flood levels are slowly easing at Ingham Pump Station and remain relatively steady at Halifax. Major flood levels are expected to continue during Sunday.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
River levels are easing across the upper Herbert River catchment. Major flood levels continue to ease between Gleneagle Homestead and Nash's Crossing.

No river level observations are available from Gleneagle Homestead. Based on observations from Gleneagle automatic station, major flood levels are expected to be easing following a peak late Saturday morning. The river level at Gleneagle is expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday and Monday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Moderate flood levels are easing between Zattas and Abergowrie Bridge. Downstream, major flood levels are continuing to ease slowly between Ingham Pump Station and Gairloch but remain steady at Halifax.

The latest reading for the Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge at 7:00 am Sunday was 12.70 metres and falling, with moderate flooding. The river level is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (10.00 m) during Sunday and into Monday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 12.47 metres and falling. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (12.00 m) during Sunday. The river level is likely to fall below the major flood level during Monday.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 11.79 metres and steady. The river level is expected to fall below the major flood level (11.50 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 5.52 metres and steady. The river level at Halifax is expected to remain above the major flood level (5.00 m) during Sunday and into the early part of next week.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 03:00 pm EST on Sunday 11 March 2018.
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#1456663 - 11/03/2018 16:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
good to hear from you ole mate, bet it was an interesting few days!

heard about the looting and crime up there, absolute BS, just scum of the earth these people.
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#1456705 - 11/03/2018 22:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
It was disgraceful. They also broke into a car dealership and drove a new car thru the roller doors before coming stuck in the fence. There was also waist deep water surrounding the dealership - I have no idea where they'd thought they'd get to!

Still slowly receeding. Plenty of infrastructure damage to roads - some bridges around town have been taken out. And Cordelia seemed to have had its highest flood on record
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#1456713 - 11/03/2018 22:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Apparently the police have caught them thankfully.
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#1456716 - 11/03/2018 23:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
And tonight another car!
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#1456893 - 13/03/2018 08:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
Posts: 810
Loc: Watsonville, Atherton Tablelan...
Well so much for MJO increasing our rain...its going backwards.
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#1456901 - 13/03/2018 08:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 06/12/2010
Posts: 1373
Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
Police catch em and magistrates let them go
They then drive stolen cars to court


Edited by tsunami (13/03/2018 08:57)
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