North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018

Posted by: Raindammit

North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:16

Discussion continues.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:23

Still feb lol
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:26

Weather wise, officially ended at 9am.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:29

Yes finished at 0900hrs. Today until 0900hrs tomorrow will be counted as March.
22mm yesterday
120mm as at 0900 hrs this morning.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:31

Wowza guys, your dam is filling fast. 29% now. A lot more to come for you too.
How many mm's over the catchment area would you estimate would fill her up?
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:41

I did a back of the envelope calculation last year. To fill it we would need between 2000 and 2700mm of usual rainfall intensity (15mm per hour) over a period of 2 years+. Or a stalled Cat 1 or 2 cyclone somewhere close to Ingham for 24 hours. A La Night of Noah when we got 725mm in 36 hours.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:45

Ground is sodden, water table is filling, wet lands are getting a good flush so prawns will be running to breed and so too fish, run off is at peak flow.

Hypothetical - If we get a side swipe by a Cat 1 in the next couple of weeks we could see a heck of a lot of damage from trees falling over, flooding, road damage etc.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:51

Originally Posted By: SBT
I did a back of the envelope calculation last year. To fill it we would need between 2000 and 2700mm of usual rainfall intensity (15mm per hour) over a period of 2 years+. Or a stalled Cat 1 or 2 cyclone somewhere close to Ingham for 24 hours. A La Night of Noah when we got 725mm in 36 hours.


Considering it went from 19 to 29 percent last night...dont think it will need quite that amount but then again maybe it would.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:56

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Weather wise, officially ended at 9am.


Bugger yes I keep forgetting that
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 12:15

The cloud looks awesome with that low. Shame it wont hang over water more.
Posted by: dormant

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 12:51

Money saving rain - they're no longer pumping from the Burdekin!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 13:22

In all honesty unless it moves more nw I dont think it will do much for anywhere north of blackriver.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 13:56

Silly me still posting in the old thread. grin Raining heavily in North Ward now.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 15:07

The Low seems to be centered near Woodstock now.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 15:30

Bucketing in BG.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 15:35

I was trying to work out the lows apporox centre..by tge rain radar I thought near mt Stuart but its really hard to see. I am gonna guess this will deepen this evening?

And ill change my opinion on rain being south of black river...i remember reading about an increasing NW flow so maybe we will get moisture feeding from the nw as well as from the cs.
Posted by: Mega

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 16:09

Can track the predicted the journey of this little low quite well on Windy:

https://www.windy.com/?950h,-19.332,145.805,7,m:c8Paj8v
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 16:11

Pouring in North Ward again! This brings back memories! grin
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 16:22

Just love it!!!
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 17:11

Celebrating!

Posted by: scott12

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 17:15

So what sort of totals have you guys had so far today..?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 17:20

60-70mm at my place in Belgian Gardens, lighter falls in Western and Northern parts of the city.
Posted by: Sbv72

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 17:32

106mm at Fairfield Waters since 12am, 30mm in last hour
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:08

Not very widespread atm.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:14

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:55 pm Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
Low pressure system to produce heavy rain across north Queensland.

Weather Situation: A surface low near Townsville is forecast to continue deepening through the remainder of today and into Thursday in response to a slow-moving upper trough and associated low. The surface and upper low are expected to continue shifting west across the Herbert and Lower Burdekin today, and into the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders during Thursday. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to accompany the low with its westward movement across north Queensland.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast across coastal and inland parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands for the remainder of today, as well as across parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders overnight and into Thursday.
6-hour rainfall totals of 100mm to 180mm are possible, with isolated falls up to 220mm possible.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals between 150mm to 250mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350mm possible.
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Mingela, Giru, Alva Beach, Einasleigh, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Gregory Springs, Georgetown, Ingham and Cardwell.
6-hourly rainfall totals recorded earlier today include:
212mm at Nelly Bay
197mm at Bushland Beach
162mm at Pallarenda & Stony Creek
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
Posted by: Weary

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:39

Just went shopping at the North ward coles and the entire carpark was a wading pool. Phenomenal rain, loving it😎😎
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:02

yeah we are gonna cop it tonight
Posted by: Snappy

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:04

150mm today in Annandale near Aplins.
Posted by: Weather_Viewer

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:10

Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
yeah we are gonna cop it tonight


Lucky buggers up there, you guys are certainly making up for lost rain over the Wet Season. Bloody dry down in Melbourne frown
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:11

Having dinner on Palmer St at the moment...maybe not a good idea but there's plenty of tables! Lots and lots of water in the cbd, waterfalls coming off castle hill. Love it!!!
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:12

this is 4-5 years in the making.
Posted by: GrannyK

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:26

So good 🙂
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:30

Light steady rain for me.

Hipe this doesnt fizzle out.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 20:17

So the last dam reading was 33% @ 1100. Would love to know what it's up to now! Over 40% hopefully.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 20:20

had bugger all in kirwan today, 17mm from 830am to 5pm. bit different to city which was around 100mm.

had steady rain here since.
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 20:20

So good to see rain where it is needed, I will have a quite beer for you all 🌨
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 20:27

Dying off in the north....bah
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 20:53


http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml
Posted by: Weary

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 21:02

I know there was a post about this earlier but I canít find it Whatís the spillway level for Ross dam on the bom
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 21:02

so what is tonight looking like for our rain fall. deffs not a Night of Noah type night. There was a rumor going around i heard that it was going to be a very similar night lol
Posted by: Smallfry

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 21:10

Iíve had 183mm since midnight at Alligator creek. Absolutely loving this rain.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 21:24

I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.
Posted by: exodus

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 21:57

Originally Posted By: Weary
I know there was a post about this earlier but I canít find it Whatís the spillway level for Ross dam on the bom
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml


Spillway is 34.656m, gates start to open at 38.65
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:03

the low is too west for us, had to move a bit more WNW, so the wrap around is a bit drier, yet to our east the flow is much more northerly so you can see the widespread convergence from giru to home hill. sadly we are just not in the right spot for heavy rainfall right now. whether that changes tonight is up to mother nature. but not looking crash hot.
in kirwan, we have been stuck in a dry slot between feeder bands all afternoon, 25mm in kirwan, 125mm in city. still seems that way with cells to the east and west again, not much to the north bar drizzle.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:16

Nothing here at all.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:17

yep there it goes convergence east and west again, stuck in the middle with drizzle mad
Posted by: Mathew

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:51

We had over 173.7mm since the last 48 hours around here mate.
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:56

Hopefully it moves into the right area very soon and we get more
Posted by: hickory

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 22:58

Originally Posted By: Weary
I know there was a post about this earlier but I canít find it Whatís the spillway level for Ross dam on the bom

It's 38.6 metres, Weary.

Quoting CuNimJim :-
Quote:
The spillway was lowered a few years ago to its current level of 34.656 to allow for installation of the flood control gates which gives the dam operator more control and the ability to release greater quantities of water as required.

The Full Supply Level is considered 38.60 (100% capacity). As the water lever rises above this point the gates are progressively opened to a predefined sequence (there are three gates) and the level of opening is dependent on the measured rate of inflow.

So still a way to go to 100% (FSL) at 38.60m. Would be good if the BOM page was updated to account for this as it is definitely misleading.
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 01:09

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 02:59

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:00 pm Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
Heavy rain potential continues for parts of northern Queensland as low pressure system tracks west.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system lies to the west of Townsville and is forecast to move further west into the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders during Thursday. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to accompany the low with its westward movement across north Queensland.
Heavy rainfall (including with storm activity), which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast for the warning area, though the heavier falls should gradually focus further west over the northern interior through the day on Thursday as the low shifts westwards.
6-hour rainfall totals of 50mm to 150mm are expected, with isolated falls up to 200mm possible.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals between 150mm to 250mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350mm possible.
Rainfall rates have decreased over the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district in the last 3 hours to 11pm EST though bands of heavier rain may redevelop overnight.
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Mingela, Giru, Alva Beach, Einasleigh, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Gregory Springs, Georgetown, Ingham and Cardwell.
The heaviest totals in the 6 hours to 11pm EST Wednesday have been:
106mm at Upper Major Creek (south of Townsville)
89mm at Mt Margaret
66mm at Ayr
59mm at South Townsville Alert
44mm at Giru
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 03:00

nitial Flood Watch for the Herbert, Burdekin and Gulf River catchments
Issued at 12:42 pm EST on Wednesday 28 February 2018
Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above the minor flood level are expected across the Flood Watch area.

An area of heavy rainfall currently near Townsville will extend across the Flood Watch area over the next 24 to 48 hours, with the focus shifting to the far northwest of the state by the weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms across the region over the last week has left catchments relatively wet.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current for people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible from Wednesday in coastal areas, with the risk moving inland on Thursday and Friday. Flood Warnings are in place for the Ross, Bohle and Haughton River catchments.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Upper Flinders River
Lower Flinders River
Cloncurry River
Norman River
Gilbert River
Herbert River
Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 04:57

Flood Warning for the Haughton River
IDQ20740

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Major Flood Warning for the Haughton River Catchment
Issued at 3:54 am EST on Thursday 1 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 4

Major flood levels in the Haughton River at Giru are expected to peak at around 2.85 metres midday Thursday.

80 to 200mm of rainfall has been recorded across the catchment in the 24 hours to 4:00 am Thursday. The heaviest of this rainfall has been downstream of Giru and across Major Creek. Further heavy rainfall is possible during Thursday.

Major Creek:
Minor flood levels are rising in Major Creek and will continue to rise during Thursday morning.

Haughton River:
Moderate flood levels are falling at Mt Piccaninny after a major flood peak overnight. Moderate to major flood levels are being recorded between Powerline and Giru.

The Haughton River at Giru is currently at 2.70 metres and rising, with major flooding. The river level at Giru is likely to peak near 2.85 metres around midday Thursday, which is just above the recorded flood peak from January 2013.

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 07:00 am EST on Thursday 01 March 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Haughton R at Mt Piccaninny Alert 4.98 Falling 03:22 AM THU 01/03/18
Major Ck upstream Haughton R Alert 7.70 Rising 03:28 AM THU 01/03/18
Haughton R at Powerline Alert 7.32 Rising 03:25 AM THU 01/03/18
Haughton R at Giru Alert 2.70 Rising 03:30 AM THU 01/03/18
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 05:05

Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 06:04

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 am Thursday, 1 March 2018.
Heavy rain potential continues for parts of northern Queensland as low pressure system tracks west.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system lies over the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders forecast district to the southeast of Georgetown. The low is expected to shift further west over the northern interior of Queensland during the next couple of days. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to accompany the low with its westward movement across north Queensland.
Heavy rainfall (including with storm activity), which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast for the warning area, though the heavier falls should gradually focus further west away from the coast over the northern interior later in the day today as the low shifts westwards.
6-hour rainfall totals of 50mm to 150mm are expected, with isolated falls up to 200mm possible.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals between 150mm to 250mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350mm possible.
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Mingela, Giru, Alva Beach, Einasleigh, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Gregory Springs, Georgetown, Ingham and Cardwell.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
The heaviest totals in the 6 hours to 5am EST Thursday have been:
202mm at Bluewater (northwest of Townsville)
183mm at Upper Black River (southwest of Townsville)
167mm at Toomulla (on the coast north of Townsville)
72mm at Rita Island
Since 9am Wednesday to 5am Thursday the heaviest rainfall recorded has been:
253mm at Bluewater
214mm at Upper Black River
191mm at Toomulla
146mm at South Townsville
129mm at Ayr
Posted by: chestr

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 06:31

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.


I'm sorry but this has been the biggest event we have had in half a decade.... Just 20km to your south at bluewater there has had 260mm since 9am. What do you want a little hole in the SWW map for your house? there is 48 hour totals of almost 400mm. There have been houses with water through them. If we dont use SWW for this we are never going to use them.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 06:33

Rained here in CT all night, should be some good totals later today!
Posted by: chestr

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 06:44

bluewater is now up to 306mm since 9am
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 08:04

70mm for me yesterday & overnight. Thought it would be more than that but still pretty happy with it. It's still raining steadily so I'm sure there will be plenty more added to that today.
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 08:08

Loving this weather it is great. Is it meant to stick around all day and tonight?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 08:18

Happy Birthday Chookie!

Yes it should stick around until at least this evening.

I would guesstimate we've had 130-140mm here in BG. Will check at 9am.
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 08:28

Thanks RD be good if it stuck around so nice to see
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 09:08

Ross River Dam has apparently passed the 50% mark according to the TCC on the radio this morning. Their website hasn't updated yet to reflect this though.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 09:36

Originally Posted By: chestr
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.


I'm sorry but this has been the biggest event we have had in half a decade.... Just 20km to your south at bluewater there has had 260mm since 9am. What do you want a little hole in the SWW map for your house? there is 48 hour totals of almost 400mm. There have been houses with water through them. If we dont use SWW for this we are never going to use them.


There is no need for snarky remarks however as of this morning after readong the news. I now change my opinion that the SWW was justified in the whole region.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 09:37

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Ross River Dam has apparently passed the 50% mark according to the TCC on the radio this morning. Their website hasn't updated yet to reflect this though.


That would be awesome if it is at 50. May reach 100 yet.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 09:54

happy soggy birthday Chookie, have a great one!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 09:59

110.6mm to start March in last 24hours
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:02

Have any of you check the access graphic. *gulp* if that eventuates....
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:04

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Have any of you check the access graphic. *gulp* if that eventuates....


can you post a link? smile

**Edit**

actually never mind found it - GULP indeed!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:05

Its the access model on weatherzone. The 10 day
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:12

158mm at BG to 9am.

Looks to be easing for the time being.
Posted by: sangas

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:16

Just picked up big time in Douglas. Heaviest rain for the past few days just then.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:17

Major Flood Warning for the Bohle River and Flood Warning for the Ross and Black Rivers and Bluewater Creek
Issued at 8:49 am EST on Thursday 1 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 8

Rises to the major flood level are possible at Mt Bohle during Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall totals of up to 360 mm have been recorded across the warning area in the 24 hours to 8:30 am Thursday, with the highest totals recorded in the Black River and Bluewater Creek catchment areas. Further heavy rainfall is expected during Thursday.

Particularly heavy rainfall has been recorded over parts of the Bohle River catchment in the last two hours.

Ross River:
River levels are generally steady across the catchment area.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 0.41 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (1.00 m) during Thursday.

Bohle River:
Moderate flood levels are rising along the Bohle River.

No observations are currently available from the Bohle River at Mt Bohle station. The river level may reach the major flood level (7.00 m) on Thursday afternoon, based on the expected continuation of heavy rainfall over the next few hours. This level is higher than the March 2012 flood peak (6.76 metres), but below the February 2007 record flood level (7.55 metres).

Black River and Bluewater Creek:
Major flood levels are rising in the Black River, whilst river levels are falling on Bluewater Creek.


The current level of around 8.00 metres on the Black River is approximately 1.4 metres below the record flood level recorded in January 1998 (9.38 metres) but close to the February 1991 flood peak (8.25 metres).

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 Thursday 01 March 2018.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:21

126mm for moi.

Low must be moving as thw rain is increasing for us now.
Posted by: GrannyK

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:27

166mm for us at bushy beach. That is 285mm in 2days 🙂
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:44

120mm until 7am. The gauge had 55mm in it at 11pm, and there was very little rain between 11 and 3, so the rest fell mainly between 3 & 6 this morning.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:49

Taken from Facebook:

Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 11:00

Awesome.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 11:18

Inedible news about the dam level! Townsville's water woes have eased somewhat for now. It will surely go up some more yet too. smile

Just did the drive from CT this morning, wow! Water everywhere! The Burdekin is
raging, so is Reid River. At Mingela it looked like an inland sea. Quite a long stretch there is under water. It was pouring rain there at the time I went through.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 11:45

Again from FB (courtesy of Dawggg)



The Townsville drought has been obliterated. I wonder how high she will go?
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 11:54

100% sounds like a great number to me. grin

Seriously though, maybe 75-80?
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:00

There seems to be a bit of activity off innisfail moving in the direction of the H/B coast - do we think it will make it or will if fizzle out?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:08

Wow. What and impressive increase. Looks possible we will find out how much rain over the catchment area is needed to fill her up. Wasn't it at 20% about 36 hours ago? Officially jealous. I hope we get an event like this to fill our dam before the end of the wet.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:15

Looks like the irrigation companies in town will be busy in the coming months repairing sprinkler systems that haven't been used in a very long time!
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:25

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.


Sorry but that makes no sense mate.

of course a SWW was warranted. 800mm in a week? come on...
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:38

Just saw another photo on fb, dam level was over 67%.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 12:41

About time you lot pulled your weight when it comes to rainfall.😜

Great to see that dam filling. Take some pressure off.
Posted by: scott12

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 13:14

Higgins is getting very excited....and putting his faith in the models predictions..


"Posted 1st March 2018. All of Western Queensland need to prepare for a potential Major Record Flood which is forecast to impact the area during the next 5 days. It could rival anything during the past 44 years (since the 1974 flood), it may also be so significant that nothing has ever been experienced like it in this state. Widespread rainfall totals of 200 to 400mm is likely with up to 550mm possible!"
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:05

Saw that. Drama queen.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:12

Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.


Sorry but that makes no sense mate.

of course a SWW was warranted. 800mm in a week? come on...


Id already retracted my view on this as incorrect due to the flooding results etc.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:16

Originally Posted By: scott12
Higgins is getting very excited....and putting his faith in the models predictions..


"Posted 1st March 2018. All of Western Queensland need to prepare for a potential Major Record Flood which is forecast to impact the area during the next 5 days. It could rival anything during the past 44 years (since the 1974 flood), it may also be so significant that nothing has ever been experienced like it in this state. Widespread rainfall totals of 200 to 400mm is likely with up to 550mm possible!"


Lol and people got annoyed at my previous views on the SWW. This guys is a complete moron. Im sure western qld will see something significant but like this state has never seen before is dramatic lol

The truth is this system will eventually head i to the gulf, intensify to a TC, cross the CYP and be a coast hugger....and yes I am joking. Altgough access does have a similar system o its long eange but doubt its our low.

According to TCC dam is 70%
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:32

If someone had of told me at the start of the week that the dam would be 70% by Thursday, I would've laughed in their face.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:32

RR dam now passed 70%. Astonishing!
Posted by: scott12

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:33

Originally Posted By: Wezza
Saw that. Drama queen.


lol..he sure likes to make headlines doesnt he..!

Where do you guys find the dam levels..?
Posted by: Red Watch

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 14:34

The rain over the Ross catchment is fading away lets hope there is enough water inflow to take it to 100%.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 15:37

Some photos I took at the dam this morning:







Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 16:09

Amazing guys! Hope it keeps coming. Next week looking very interesting for us all.

Rough water level vs % full for Ross River Dam based on data supplied over the past view days. Note the curve is not linear due to the increasing surface area as the level rises. Inflow looking good for another 12 hours although will taper as the low moves west.

WaterRL %full
32.0 12.7
32.5 14.5
33.0 17.0
33.5 20.4
34.0 24.5
34.5 29.4
35.0 35.1
35.5 41.6
36.0 48.9
36.5 57.0
37.0 65.9
37.5 75.6
38.0 86.1
38.5 97.4
39.0 109.4
Posted by: DVE

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 16:42

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Wow. What and impressive increase. Looks possible we will find out how much rain over the catchment area is needed to fill her up. Wasn't it at 20% about 36 hours ago? Officially jealous. I hope we get an event like this to fill our dam before the end of the wet.


I see a few people have been discussing this, and we should be able to work it out from the data that TCC give. They list the catchment area as 750sqkm, and 100% full as 233,187ML. Now 1 cubic metre is 1000L, So, with some unit conversion:
rainfall to fill dam from 0% to 100% = 233,187ML/750sqkm = 310mm average across the catchment.

This of course assumes the ground is properly saturated to begin with so we get runoff. We know it was saturated before this event, courtesy of last weekís rain, since the level did start rising last week. I donít know how much it takes to get it saturated.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 17:05

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml

So the water level is at RL 37.47 @ 1529 on 01 .03.18.

According to my calcs in above post that means the dam is now at approx 75%!

Looking at the plotted data the rate of inflow is decreasing as the rainfall eases.

Wouldn't expect to see this go much above 80%...until next week if we see another event at which time it wouldn't take much to see the gates opened.
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 17:31

Wow last year i hot shot down in flames mentioning 1 good rain event would fill the dam.....to be told it would take well over 2 meters of rain.
As not knowing i excepted that
Pleased uou guys finally got a full up
They might stop building the staduim now the dams almost full..bahhhaaa
Posted by: BIG T

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 17:52

Yep , excellent news our mates up nth are finally getting a decent drink. Some of the mapping show it may just be the start too. Letís hope for dams tipping. We might even get a bit more down here over the next wk or so.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 18:21

SWW cancelled for the Herbie Burdie.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 18:23

Well the big falls happened around me but not over me.

86mm recorded until 0900hrs this morning. Makes a great start to March though and there is the hint that maybe a clock wise circulating windy thing may make an appearance in about 10 days. Not that I put much stock in models as you all know.

That probably is a scary scenario. Ground this wet, low lands already waterlogged. Trees already stressed by the extended drought, roads are starting to break up, rail lines etc if we do cope even a piddling cat 1 there could be a great deal more damage that anyone would expect. Next years prawn and barra season are going to be gang busters. Me I'm already prepped as I am every year and have been since November.

I still haven't perfected my Cat 1 BBQ though - bloody wind keeps blowing the gas out.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 19:02

had the same here SBT, the real heavy falls fell east and west but not over me. Still the total amount of rain over last 11 days has been phenomenal.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 19:20

I do nt think it matters if the rain falls over your house as long as loads fills the dam which it did. Good.
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 19:46

59mm today.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 19:53

no it matters, cause i want MORE!!! hehehe.

Dam now at 73%
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 21:58

wow what a bloody great outcome for the dam, insane how quick it went up. so glad it has tho. But yes i am greedy i would love more after the rivers have gone down lol
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 22:53

Very loud rumbles outside ... Looks like a wee storm on the way from the north
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 23:06

It was at 76% at around 5pm mate. Fantastic result!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 23:26

being such a shallow dam it can fill quick once the soil is saturated. the dam area received around 100mm more than me in kirwan so we are grateful it fell where it did. Perfect storm for us really. Not a drought breaker yet, would like to see how mother nature plays out through March before saying that. But no doubt its given us 3 years worth of water. Hopefully if March comes off like the models are showing it will be overflowing in a few weeks.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 23:31

awesome convergence cells up there ol mate, be some good falls in that, some cells spreading east, might make it the tsv coast, too early to tell.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 23:46

Very loud, very bright, very windy and very wet. Out of all the activity we've had for the last few weeks, I reckon this one takes the cake. Power has gone off a few times, so far I have my house power back but no street lights. Plenty more coming down from the Innisfail coastline as well.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:01

Yes ol mate...Winter is coming....oh sorry wrong reality I mean storms are a brewing. Access still holding on to a spinner in around 7 days ish. Few other models are showing something too just no agreement on locale etc.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:08

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:49 pm Thursday, 1 March 2018.
Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ingham, Cardwell and Rollingstone.
Cardwell recorded 43mm of rain and Halifax 38mm in the half hour to 10:45pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:11

Good times ahead.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:12

Originally Posted By: Mick10
no it matters, cause i want MORE!!! hehehe.

Dam now at 73%


Haha dont be greedy now lol
Posted by: Long Road Home

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:52

And it appears you will get more
Posted by: iluvrain

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 00:54

Fierce Thunder & Lightning storm & heavy rain. Dogs freaking out. Think this might put. a few local roads over if it keeps up.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 01:18

Turning into a nasty line by the looks
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 02:21

This storm missing me by 2km yet again. 5th storm in a week that missed me by "that much"
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 02:59

Storm spread eastwards, awesome bolts from inner burbs.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 06:26

Storm leap frogged me lol died to my north and reintensfied to my south.
Posted by: dormant

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 06:42

80%, incredible!
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 07:30

Originally Posted By: dormant
80%, incredible!

Happy days! laugh
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 08:59

25.6mm last 24 hours
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:11

25mm in BG, mostly from that storm this morning.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:13

Water level is 37.79 @ 8.02 which is approx 81.6%.

Inflow rate decreasing but with the overnight falls it continues : - )

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ60290.html#Ross/Bohle
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:24

Dam is now at it's highest level in 4 years.
Posted by: Werner K

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:41

Great to see that you guys have finally got some rainfall and that your water supply has had a decent top up!
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 16:06

6mm overnight and 1mm since 0900.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 16:31

34mm overnight

Now the dam is close to full, I have to wonder if people will remember how close they came to having no water and stick to using very little. I have found people in general have a short memory and forget that this current event is not a guarantee of things to come, youse may never have decents falls like this for years. Personally I believe they should keep water restrictions of some kind because if not before you know it your be back to 15% if no decent event happens.

Thoughts??
Posted by: marakai

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 16:46

Thoughts??

Build more Dam's?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 17:22

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
34mm overnight

Now the dam is close to full, I have to wonder if people will remember how close they came to having no water and stick to using very little. I have found people in general have a short memory and forget that this current event is not a guarantee of things to come, youse may never have decents falls like this for years. Personally I believe they should keep water restrictions of some kind because if not before you know it your be back to 15% if no decent event happens.

Thoughts??


I prefer to be optimistic - most people will be very aware about how tough we've had it, how much of their gardens/lawns they have lost etc - so hopefully will be more careful with water moving forward. But yes, there will always be the GIVE MEE MOAAR WAATER crowd out their that don't give a [censored].

Looking at the past history of the dam, it should be down to around 40% capacity by December - which is the trigger for Level 1 restrictions.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 17:55

Townsville City Council has stated Level 2 will be permanent when dam is full. Its a sensible level of use that ensures that our piddling sized shallow dam can supply water for 4 years at a stretch without having to resort to pumping. It's too shallow, too wide for the depth, has miniscule catchment area and is too small to be the sole supply of water for Townsville even with Paluma supply the northern beaches etc.

Pumping from the Burdekin Dam hydro project via a 43klm long pipeline from the Clare Weir is expensive and the maximum capacity can barely maintain the evaporation rate at 14% capacity even on Level 3 restrictions. The pipeline needs to be duplicated with larger diameter pipes and better pumps.

The water for Townsville group on Facebook have many suggestions, most of which are too expensive and totally impractical such as using solar or wind to provide power with the supposed surplus being fed into the grid to offset the cost of construction - but doesn't make any mention of the ongoing and huge maintenance costs.

So what's the solution? There are a couple of options that include a new dam at Hells Gate which would need a pipe line of a 100klm or more to get it anywhere near us let alone into Ross Dam. The new pipe lines from Burdekin etc.

Desal has been put forward but if you think paying $38k a day in power and water costs to pump from the Burdekin then the $1million a day operating costs before paying the company costs for desal to provide even less water than the pipeline from the Burdekin can is just plainly bloody stupid. .
Posted by: dormant

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 18:12

And if it's anything like the Cairns area more and more development occurs without any thought to where the water will come from.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 18:19

the Water Action group on FB is joke, got some good people on their but the admin lady is a twit. She didnt even know who the water minister was last week!!

The pipe is being duplicated, tenders are open. It will happen. The problem is, twice the water, twice the costs. The feds are paying for the water taskforce report which will hand down its findings in September based on best cost option, and also Hells Gate. So until then anything from pollies or facebook groups is just hearsay and wasted air space.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 18:29

Originally Posted By: dormant
And if it's anything like the Cairns area more and more development occurs without any thought to where the water will come from.


This has been my concern when I have conversations about tsvs water. Lets face it townsville is in the dry trooics, these type of large rainfall events are rare in that region...anywhere south of rollingstone maybe even bluewater do not get anywhere near the rainfall that is required to independently sustain the city now without outside sourcing (eg burdakin dam). As i drive around the area you see more and more houses appearing....without something serious being done...14% dam capacity will look good compared to what it will be....as SBT has stated the pumping can only just keep the dam at 14% with evap, think whats gonna happen when 1000s more houses are built all requiring water supply. Unless hells gate or some other water solution is implemented Townsville will see 0% in the dam. Even though desal is expensive to run, you need to look at the cost of doing nothing. Bigging the current dam deeper might be a solution but how do you do that without emptying the dam first.
Posted by: hickory

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 19:16

Originally Posted By: marakai
Thoughts??
Build more Dam's?

Shooting all the bleating greenies & do-gooders would be the first thing to do.
Too many gov't departments pander to their whinging.
Posted by: marakai

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 20:21

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
34mm overnight

Now the dam is close to full, I have to wonder if people will remember how close they came to having no water and stick to using very little. I have found people in general have a short memory and forget that this current event is not a guarantee of things to come, youse may never have decents falls like this for years. Personally I believe they should keep water restrictions of some kind because if not before you know it your be back to 15% if no decent event happens.

Thoughts??


I prefer to be optimistic - most people will be very aware about how tough we've had it, how much of their gardens/lawns they have lost etc - so hopefully will be more careful with water moving forward. But yes, there will always be the GIVE MEE MOAAR WAATER crowd out their that don't give a [censored].

Looking at the past history of the dam, it should be down to around 40% capacity by December - which is the trigger for Level 1 restrictions.


There is absolutely Zero excuses in this day and age for a City the size of Townsville or Cairns for that matter to be at risk of running out of water, ZERO.

The only thing stopping adequate water supply is "politics" pure and simple. It is exactly the same scenario as power supply in the Southern States.

Poor infrastructure planning and Lack of Spine from those responsible is the main fault.

If they were truly serious about the excuses for an adequate lack of water they would instigate a freeze on any sort of population growth and industry, so that those currently in the Area still have a poor supply going forward.

People harp on about the "cost" of new supply, but what does it cost right now and into the future without an adequate supply of water ? You can either treat water as a right or a commodity but in either case it is an essential need.
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 22:11

Stadium is more important
Get more people to townsville to drain it quicker
Just lightning the mood
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 03/03/2018 08:08

23mm overnight. Very heavy fall just before midnight would of provided most of that.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 03/03/2018 09:15

Media are on the ball with the low in CS lol they love it
Posted by: PVW

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 18:30

I found it quite hard to keep up with the dam capacity readings live last week when it was increasing so rapidly, so I created this page on my website which monitors the dam level as soon as it comes in from BOM (rather than waiting for TCC).

Feel free to bookmark

http://aspgweather.com/new/rossdam
Posted by: PVW

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 18:59

I've also just added an interactive graph of the level over the last week
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 21:01

my god PVW you are a legend!
Posted by: PVW

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 22:59

Originally Posted By: Mick10
my god PVW you are a legend!

Thanks!

Here's what the current graphs look like on the page:

Last 7 days:


This year so far:
Posted by: Caillin

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 10:04

Awesome work PVW, saves me refreshing the data table and graph pages, can get it in one site now.

Just a feature suggestion, can you put a horizontal line in black to signify 100% for capacity? I don't think it would be needed for volume and height if the capacity is there, and might make it look a bit busy.

I was thinking of doing a similar page, but also scraping the rain meter totals that are updated every hour on BOM (http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/townsville.shtml) to also give show some kind of visual representation of the rainful rate currently hitting the catchment area. You could take the average from 5 rain gauges every hour and average it, and trigger an icon or an animation maybe?

My web dev skills are very light on, but sounds like it could be something easy enough and cool to add.

Thanks again for taking the time to write it, it's a great effort.
Posted by: DVE

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 10:34

Originally Posted By: dormant
And if it's anything like the Cairns area more and more development occurs without any thought to where the water will come from.


It may be an unpopular position, but I think Townsville doesn't have a water problem. I mean, we have the Burdekin dam as a backup and it's enormous and reliable.

The only problem is that the current pipeline is not large enough to supply enough for us to use lawn sprinklers year round! The cost of pumping is actually not much. $38k/day is only 20c/person/day and it's only been needed for about 6 months out of the last 10 years (so that's 1c/person/day for water security). In total, 6 months of pumping is only about $7M. $7M over 10 years is pocket change for a large council. This cost is forecast to increase with population growth, but it will still be low in the scheme of things.

In comparison a new dam would cost probably $5B, and therefore have a finance cost of $250M/year! So pumping sounds pretty good to me.
(btw, I'm not against hell's gate dam, but build it to open up new irrigated farmland, not for Townsville)

A new pipeline has been in the forward plan for years, and is now being built as per the plan (maybe one year early I think). This pipeline has enough capacity to let us use our sprinklers all year even with an empty Ross Dam, and enough spare for plenty of future population growth. It's all looking good as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 11:58

nothing unpopular about the comment DVE.

Townsville will always have water to drink, flush our toilet and survive thanks to the BFD. Yes its our ability to live a lifestyle of wanting green gardens and lawns that are the issue. Having said that there are numerous businesses that are suffering because of this, and people here believe we have the right to water and have a garden should we wish to, like most other large cities Australia wide, and not be held back by the fact it costs more to pump the water here.

The feasibility studies into Hells Gate are looking at agricultural irrigation too. The final report into Townsville water security is due in September, it is likely to recommend the best options for our city to take in the future, whether that be pumping by electricity, solar, hydro, or gravity feed from either BFD or Hells Gate.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 19:39

Solid rain here in Charters Towers for the last 30-40 minutes.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 01:56

good to see mate. storms formed west and south west of the ville today, obviously an easterly flow pushed them away from the coast.

not hard to miss the trough system in the coral sea at the moment. Sadly it arrived a bit too early, if it had arrived with the SE surge on wednesday it would have helped enhance our rainfall.
Posted by: dormant

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 05:14

Just woke, looked at radar...
Ahem, Pogo, need rain?
Posted by: scott12

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 05:36

Are we posting in here now ,Dormant,because Townsville seems to be the new wet tropics..?....

and yup its raining ..be happy without it though..just trying to figure out jobs for the next few days that don't involve swimming..
Posted by: dormant

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 08:47

My bad, Scott, seemed like it was on it's way to Townsville via you...
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 11:42

So thoughts. Are the predictions of more flooding rain warranted or no?
Posted by: Caillin

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 12:00

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
So thoughts. Are the predictions of more flooding rain warranted or no?


Just had a look at the ECMWF 10 Day Animation and definitely looks like they predict a decent amount of precipitation around the Townsville area for most of that time.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 14:08

60mm from about 2am til 6.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 16:04

Lucky you ol mate
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 17:49

14mm for me yesterday.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 18:17

5mm for moi.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 20:19

Not all surprised to see Ingham get those falls, was some decent echos coming ashore.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 00:06

some good echos out to sea, just a little bit too far north, echos moving in from the NE but dying, not sure how that happens.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 01:41

should get a few mm's from this band
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 11:25

i dont usually get frustrated with a SE flow, as it part n parcel of living here we dont get much with that flow. But when you look at that NE fetch off the coral sea, its 20km too far north and mixing with that flow - its frustrating. 20km east and today turns into a 50mm today easily. Just missing out.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:30

Frustrating to watch alright. We're right on the edge of it.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:18

8mm in the last 3 days, 100mm for March isn't bad but we need a shed load more.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 16:01

Flooding in Ingham expected tonight! fun times!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 16:05

87.9mm yesterday. Havent had a chance to check what has fell so far as it wont stop raining.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 16:43

Enjoy up there, best of it happening now by looks.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 17:31

Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 4:25 pm EST on Thursday 8 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 8

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

Up to 350 mm of has been recorded over parts of the catchment area in the past 36 hours. Further heavy rainfall is expected during Thursday evening and overnight.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
Rises and major flood levels are occurring 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 at Gleneagle. River levels are expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) overnight Thursday and into Friday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Moderate flood levels are rising at Abergowrie Bridge. Rises are occurring downstream to Halifax.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is currently at 10.81 metres and rising. River levels are expected to reach the major flood level (14.00 m) Thursday night and remain above the major flood level (14.00 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 9.17 metres and rising. River levels are expected to exceed the minor flood level (10.00 m) Thursday evening and exceed the major flood level (12.00 m) Thursday night. A major flood peak around 14.75 metres is expected early Friday morning, similar to the February 2009 flood peak.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 8.69 metres and steady. River levels are expected to exceed the minor flood level (9.50 m) Thursday evening and exceed the major flood level (11.50 m) Thursday night. A flood peak around 12.50 metres is expected early Friday morning.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 4.42 metres and rising. River levels are expected to exceed the moderate flood level (4.50 m) Thursday evening and exceed the major flood level (5.00 m) Thursday night. A flood peak around 5.6 metres is expected Friday morning.

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 Thursday 08 March 2018.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 17:40

2009!!! VAFANCULO!!!!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 21:00

wow, that is huge.

Bruce highway now closed at Frosty Mango
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 21:10

Will it come down this way all the rain again?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 22:38

Highway is also closed just North of Ingham as well.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 23:45

Town is starting to flood. Log Creek is gone, townsville Rd is lapping, Herbert St, lapping. It will be very interesting to see how high it gets. Looking at the forecast, i dont think we'll quite see 2009 levels, but they'll be close.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 00:19

just adding in the latest warning

Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River
Issued at 9:41 pm EST on Thursday 8 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 10

Reissue - corrected prediction text.

A major flood peak similar to February 2009 flood levels are possible at Ingham early Friday morning.

Rainfall totals of 100-350 mm have been recorded over the Herbert River catchment in the past 48 hours. Further heavy rainfall is expected overnight Thursday into Friday.

Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:
Rises and major flood levels are occurring 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 approaching a peak at Gleneagle. River levels are expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) overnight Thursday and into Friday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
River levels are just above the major flood level and rising at Abergowrie Bridge. Moderate to major flood levels are rising downstream to Halifax.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is 14.20 metres and rising, with major flood levels. The automatic gauge has recently been recording suspect data and manual observations will be added to the web when they become available. The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is likely to reach around 15.25 metres overnight Thursday into Friday. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (14.00 m) during Friday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 11.97 metres and rising. The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is expected to exceed the major flood level (12.00 m) Thursday night. The river level may peak near 14.75 metres Friday morning. Predictions will be revised as upstream peaks are observed.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 11.29 metres and rising. The Herbert River at Gairloch is expected to exceed the major flood level (11.50 m) overnight Thursday into Friday. The river level may peak near 12.50 metres Friday morning. Predictions will be revised as upstream peaks are observed.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 5.37 metres and rising. A flood peak around 5.60 metres is possible Friday morning. Predictions will be revised as upstream peaks are observed.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 01:16

bom having a bad run with their radars, Brisbane has been out for ages, Mornington island having issues, now Townsville is out.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 02:20

Ingham now isolated, and cut in half. Daylight will be in some pretty intense flooding by the looks. Don't think it will quite reach 09 but the chance is there if it keeps raining overnight.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:50

How you going ol mate?

Seeing lots of pics/videos on Facebook of the rising floodwaters. Hoping I can drive back to Townsville from Bilyana on Sunday...
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:06

lol my vids/pics seem to have gone viral...

very wet - still raining too. water water everywhere!
Posted by: Kowree

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:18

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?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 13:17

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.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 15:16

So question...did BOM screw up or should a SWW have been issued yesterday considering ingham is now under water.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 15:42

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...

Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:14

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.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:15

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.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:34

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?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 10:34

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.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 12:05

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..
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 20:17

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.
Posted by: marakai

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 21:20

Some great footage of the Herbert from a helicopter ,

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

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 22:51

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.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 10:04

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.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 16:41

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.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 22:21

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
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 22:55

Apparently the police have caught them thankfully.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 23:31

And tonight another car!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 08:38

Well so much for MJO increasing our rain...its going backwards.
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 08:56

Police catch em and magistrates let them go
They then drive stolen cars to court
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 09:30

Managed to get home late last night...finally!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 14/03/2018 13:56

Just in Ingham...for the most part you would never know that the towm was under water just a few days ago...good clean up job Ingham.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 10:14

i like the look of GFS a week out, keeps the CYP low hanging about for a few days with lot of moisture. sadly it seems to be the outlier at this stage with CMC, access and EC not having a bar of it.

would be nice to have one last bit of rainfall before this so called "season" ends. love it even more if the dam overflowed, that would be something!
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 10:59

we need a good downpour to wash all the mud away! hopefully it delivers this weekend.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 15:31

Originally Posted By: ol mate
we need a good downpour to wash all the mud away! hopefully it delivers this weekend.


I wouldnt wish for that...your be under water again...as the intial flood warning says it wull not take much rain to get the river rising.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 15:31

Originally Posted By: Mick10
i like the look of GFS a week out, keeps the CYP low hanging about for a few days with lot of moisture. sadly it seems to be the outlier at this stage with CMC, access and EC not having a bar of it.

would be nice to have one last bit of rainfall before this so called "season" ends. love it even more if the dam overflowed, that would be something!


I thi k ive lost confidence in gfs now lol in all honesty I think cmc has been more accurate.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 17:20

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: ol mate
we need a good downpour to wash all the mud away! hopefully it delivers this weekend.


I wouldnt wish for that...your be under water again...as the intial flood warning says it wull not take much rain to get the river rising.


an inch or 2 wouldn't hurt. in 09, we were lucky to have a storm that dumped 80mm on the place about 4 days after. no flood occurred afterwards - and the place was saturated after over a meter of rain in a week. the river has receded far enough now for this to occur.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 08:05

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: ol mate
we need a good downpour to wash all the mud away! hopefully it delivers this weekend.


I wouldnt wish for that...your be under water again...as the intial flood warning says it wull not take much rain to get the river rising.


an inch or 2 wouldn't hurt. in 09, we were lucky to have a storm that dumped 80mm on the place about 4 days after. no flood occurred afterwards - and the place was saturated after over a meter of rain in a week. the river has receded far enough now for this to occur.


I hope your right cos id hate to see you flooded again so soon.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 08:44

and we're (ingham north) on a flood watch because........?
Posted by: bbowen

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 09:16

Because the BOM see potential for rain/storms from this arvy onwards, and due to the waterlogged state of all of the catchments i guess they are preparing. Because if the BOM doesn't put out a warning then people will whinge if it floods, and if they do they are being too cautious. Can't win either way.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 11:12

Flood watch canned...
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 12:11

Flood watch still active.for daintree to Ingham.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 12:19

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Flood watch still active.for daintree to Ingham.


no its been finalised...

Final Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Ingham and Daintree
Issued at 10:02 am EST on Monday 19 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 5

Rainfall totals of 20-50 mm were recorded in the Flood Watch area overnight Sunday into Monday. Showers are forecast during Monday, but totals are no longer expected to be significant enough to result in river level rises and minor flooding.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 14:34

The BOM's reasoning behind the flood watch was self explanatory when reading the actual advice.

Better to be safe than sorry.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 15:00

I still think they jumped the gun... rainfall predicted wasn't overall that much however i can appreciate them being overcautious.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 17:38

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Flood watch still active.for daintree to Ingham.


no its been finalised...

Final Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Ingham and Daintree
Issued at 10:02 am EST on Monday 19 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 5

Rainfall totals of 20-50 mm were recorded in the Flood Watch area overnight Sunday into Monday. Showers are forecast during Monday, but totals are no longer expected to be significant enough to result in river level rises and minor flooding.


Odd when I looked I didnt see.that one...i still saw the 11:59 one from last night. But clearly advice 5 had already been out...how weird I didnt see updayed one.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 01:20

some decent and heavy showers moving across the city and burbs this evening.

I flew back in from Brisbane on the late flight, hit some serious turbulence just before descending near Collinsville. Was enough for the pilot to throw on the seat belt light and a bit of a nervy quick fire announcement. My son had an open can of coke on the tray table, we dropped real quick and the can ended up about 20cm higher than the table before it came back down and spilled. rather exciting 60seconds.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 09:38

12mm overnight
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 12:18

65mm last night and a few rumbles of thunder...property is flowing with a few inches of water again.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 15:24

The radar image around 2:25pm. What an unusal pattern of showers.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 16:55

showers forming overland in the ESE flow, too dry along the coast, but enough moisture along with the land heating to get going inland.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 08:28

these setups peeve me off, yesterday decent storms developed over land 20km south due to good moisture and diurnal heating, then overnight the coastal showers develop in the SE flow 20km to north. we get stuck in the middle.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 11:34

Few short but heavy showers last night
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 13:36

totally pouring down in the city, had several very heavy showers now. pity they arent city wide. place is drying out already.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 15:45

just got home from work, wet roads all the way from city to Banfield and Dalrymple - nothing at home. No pouring 1km south of me with thunder. mad
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 20:22

Getting a lovely shower at my place currently. Had a few mm yesterday & last night.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 22:19

Evening all. Been IT less with a failed laptop and setting up my new one I haven't posted for a while so here foes. Weekly rainage to date is 21mm.

Still waiting for a cyclone, oh well next year then.
Posted by: marakai

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 05:02

LOL Might want to check your G on that keyboard M8.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 10:34

forecast of rain at times today, rainfall up to 90mm, so far its sunny with two brief sun showers.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 12:23

Yup it's bit disappointing. frown

We just need Nora to follow ACCESS G & R and CMC's track...
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 14:04

Do you think it will Raindammit?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 16:49

The way it's heading at the moment, I wouldn't write that scenario off.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 18:23

4mm overnight. Man its like pulling teeth. Couple of heavy showers earlier today. Yeah my G finger failed me again.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:17

79mm for me yesterday
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:18

Very nice!

Just need a bit more in Townsville to fill the dam then Iíll be happy.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 11:45

turning into a worse fizzer than i though. expected at least 100mm plus from this system, not looking good at all.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 12:39

18mm yesterday, bom forecasted 50-90mm. rain at times today and so far not a drop *sigh*
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 13:12

15mm last night. No rain this morning either Mick. Radar Dome is in full force field mode again.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 14:15

27mm in BG in the last 2 days.

Driving back to Townsville today from Bilyana, Seymour creek to the North of Ingham and Cattle Creek to the South were already lapping at the highway...lucky Ingham didn't get more rain overnight as I'm sure these would have just gone over.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 14:49

Very wet around the district - surface water in quite a few areas. Water now half over the Rd at Cattle Ck and lapping the shoulders at Seymour River. Further rain will push these up and shut the Rd.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:52

Cairns getting hammered with 130mm since 9am from the north, Mackay getting rain now from east, we are stuck in the middle with nothing from north or east. this isnt a rain shadow issue, this is just bad luck. one wet week all season, was hoping to get something to write the season (so called) off with.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:55

Some rain heading down from the north but my best guess is that it will hit the dome and that's it all over and done with. As wet seasons go this one was almost a fizzer. Meh at least the dam got a big drink and the Burdekin as well.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 18:10

Im thinking it will dry up before reaching us too.
Posted by: Wezza

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 19:49

Annnnnnnd it's gone.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:24

Yep disappeared like mist of a mountain.

Bye, bye wet season, you sucked, again.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:25

Yep, one wet week was all we had. as mentioned gave our dam some water, but one year be nice to get back to having a wet season again
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 23:04

Just can't believe how bom get the forcast so wrong for townsville day after day.week after week year after year. Perhaps the hills move abit
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:47

Highway North to Ingham is now closed at Frost Mango due to flooding at Cattle Creek.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:39

Also closed at Seymour... cut off again! However it will probably be the last time cattle Ck gets us - new bridge will be finished by bthe Cr wet season
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:13

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Highway North to Ingham is now closed at Frost Mango due to flooding at Cattle Creek.


Ffs I need to go to Ingham tomorrow...dam this rain.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:23

Radar looking promising there guys - is it actually raining? It actually looks very good and with the highway cut to the north you must be hopeful of some decent falls from this system moving south?
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:27

Correction- Seymour open (for now) it was closed at Gairloch washway but now open
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:49

Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Radar looking promising there guys - is it actually raining? It actually looks very good and with the highway cut to the north you must be hopeful of some decent falls from this system moving south?


had some moderate rainfall, 11mm in past 24 hours in Kirwan. More hopeful for the next band to the north. Need to swing south a bit more thought.
EC has ramped up local rainfall tonight, but GFS dont want a bar of it.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 10:15

Light showers at the moment. Some moderate falls as Mick said and 11mms at Rasmussen as well. Only bright side is no road works and being bombarded by reversing warnings and horns blaring all day.
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 10:46

Another 80mm for me. Still pouring.

Im surprised the SWW has been extended to us seems we are getting more then in the SWW zone lol
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:15

nothing heavy here, just steady moderate rainfall. about 8mm in past hour
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:16

the yellow cells just not coming ashore, dying as they hit the coast
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:22

Not showing yellow over me but thats the inaccurate radar up here, but the intensity should be yellow
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:28

Lovely steady heavy rainfall in the CBD! grin
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:56

And there it is. HERBIE burdie added to SWW.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:04

24hr totals of 400mm-600mm up north!
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:09

Its coming down here.now.it seems
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:13

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:52 am Monday, 26 March 2018.

Weather Situation:
A trough extends from Ex Tropical Cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast near Cairns and is expected to move slowly south during this morning. Areas of heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds are expected along coast and near coastal ranges within the warning area through Monday.

6 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm over previously saturated ground are likely within the warning area, with some locally higher totals remaining possible.

Thunderstorms occurring in the warning area south of Ingham may produce damaging wind gusts.

A Flood Watch and various flood warnings remain current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation.

Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully and Rollingstone.

In 24 hours to 9am this morning Port Douglas recorded 593mm, Black Mountain recorded 457mm and Kuranda Railway Station recorded 403mm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Monday.
Posted by: Snappy

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:58

50 mm this morning in Annandale. We just needed to be patient!
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 13:16

seems i've missed the memo on ex-iris - possibility of another rain event this weekend?
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 13:21

had about 60sec of that really hard 100mm per hour rain, rest of the yellow cells 1km west of me. still got steady rain going though.
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 14:46

Should top the dam up just nicely
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 15:22

Rain has eased, but there appears to be more approaching from the North. smile
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 15:43

Originally Posted By: ol mate
seems i've missed the memo on ex-iris - possibility of another rain event this weekend?


Yes if she continues on expected track we will see more heavy rain by the weekend.
Posted by: batty

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 16:04

Just got hammered here 80mm in 30 mins shocked
Posted by: Hagrid

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 16:07

Just watching that on the radar.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 17:30

51mm since 0900hrs. Rasmussen 5klms from the Dam
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 17:53

another night of noah ahead?
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:16

latest warning says the trough has weakened, but expected to intensify as it moves south.

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Monday, 26 March 2018.
Weather Situation:
A trough through the North Tropical Coast near Cairns has weakened and is no longer causing heavy rainfall over the warning area. However it is expected to move south this evening and strengthen causing an increase in rainfall. Areas of heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are expected to develop again this evening along coast and near coastal ranges within the warning area.
6 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm over previously saturated ground are likely to develop within the warning area this evening, with some locally higher totals possible.
A Flood Watch and various flood warnings remain current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell, Giru, Alva Beach and Rollingstone.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Monday.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:18

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers
Issued at 3:11 pm EST on Monday 26 March 2018

Flood Warning Number: 1

River level rises are occurring on the Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers following heavy rainfall during Monday. Minor flood levels are possible at Mount Bohle during Monday evening.

Rainfall totals of up to 100 mm have been observed around Townsville in the 6 hours since 9am Monday. Further rainfall is forecast to continue across the warning area for the remainder of Monday and into Tuesday.

Ross River:
Small river level rises are occurring in the Ross River at Alpin Weir during Monday.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 0.31 metres and steady. The Ross River at Aplin Weir will remain below the minor flood level (1.00 m) during Monday.

Bohle River:
River level rises are being recorded along the Bohle River during Monday afternoon.

No observations are available from Mt Bohle at this time. Based on upstream observations, river levels are expected to be rising at Mt Bohle. The Bohle River at Mt Bohle is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Monday evening.

Black River and Bluewater Creek:
Small rises are occurring during Monday afternoon on the Black River and Bluewater Creek. Further rises are likely during Monday evening as rainfall continues.

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 08:00 pm EST on Monday 26 March 2018.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:24

Nice!!

Hopefully the dam will be at capacity after this event.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:27

Yeah me too RD and the river needs a good flushing to get rid of the masses of floating weed. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:30

Ross Dam currently at 88.8% capacity
see https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:52

thanks SBT, not much of increase -

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:32

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:00 pm Monday, 26 March 2018.
Weather Situation:

Ex-tropical cyclone Nora is located 150km northeast of Normanton, currently near stationary, and is expected to remain slow moving in this area until Tuesday, when it should move westward over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. A trough connecting Ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is causing heavy rainfall over the warning area.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, and locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible about parts of the Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts for the remainder of Monday and early on Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell, Giru, Alva Beach, Rollingstone, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Einsliegh, Karumba, Delta Downs Station, and Dunbar.
6 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm over previously saturated ground are likely to develop within the warning area this evening, with some locally higher totals possible.

A Flood Watch and various flood warnings remain current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Tuesday.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:40

SEWS activated for the severe weather warning between cairns - mission beach
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:19

Anyone there? Solid rain event in TSV with Dam now less than 0.5 m from Full Supply Level. Radar looking good for more.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:20

well all the rain from the NTC moved south overnight, but didnt really have that much around the TSV area at all, best of the falls were east of us. certainly not the heavy falls the NTC has had over past 48 hours, really wanted to get this dam full, would have been a great feat after being at just 14% 6 weeks ago.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:20

Yup, just wonderful. Very, very gusty in BG at the moment.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:24

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:47 am Tuesday, 27 March 2018.

Extreme rainfall rates have eased on the North Tropical Coast, but the Severe Weather Warning remains in place.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora remains slow-moving near the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria coast. It is expected to begin a westward track over the southern Gulf later today. A trough connecting ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the southern North Tropical Coast is causing heavy rainfall over the warning area.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, could occur in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district and parts of the North Tropical Coast, Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, and Central Coast districts today. This heavy rain should begin to ease during Tuesday afternoon.

Damaging winds, with gusts exceeding 90 km/h, are possible across the warning area, but are more likely near ex-tropical cyclone Nora over the Gulf Country.

Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Ayr, Giru, Alva Beach, Rollingstone, Normanton, Croydon, Charters Towers, and Georgetown.

The heaviest rain is currently falling at Mission Beach with 63mm in the past hour to 4:45am.

A Flood Watch and various flood warnings remain current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Peninsula district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Extremely heavy rainfall rates were recorded on Monday evening about the North Tropical Coast district at about 10:30pm. Peak values were as follows:

Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully): 129mm in 60 minutes.
Copperlode Alert (southwest of Cairns): 110mm in 60 minutes.
Bolton Road Alert (west of Cairns): 95mm in 60 minutes.
Myola Alert (northwest of Cairns): 108mm in 60 minutes.
Emerald Crest Alert (east of Mareeba): 136mm in 3 hours.
Flaggy Creek Alert (northwest of Cairns): 99mm in 60 minutes.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Tuesday.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:32

Jeez Mick it might not be night of Noah style that Port Douglas or Tully has coped but much of the city will be triple figures with this next band of rain...fingers crossed! I am excited for you all anyway as having spent much of my life there I share the frustration and excitement. Keep the rain dances up SBT.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:35

ive been on night shift all night, had the radar going, bar a few bands moving thru its slipped east of us all night.

But it also dawned on me, this is the first time this season that the Monsoon has directly had an influence on our weather. the rain in march was from an upper system, so finally we get a bit of monsoonal action!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:56

EC was giving us a decent convergence band overnight, didnt really kick off at all. had about 75mm yesterday, another 25mm or so overnight. if we had that extra 100mm overnight thru the city would have definitely got that dam flows kicking again and topped her up. i know im being greedy, but could have been.
Posted by: KevD

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:47

Well EC certainly offers some decent totals for you guys over the next 10 days shocked



All depends of course on what happens to the Coral Sea low / cyclone...so likely to see the totals change considerably based on the track of the system.
Posted by: tsunami

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:32

[censored]
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:36

95mm to 8:00am in BG.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:36

Bit scary really. EC hasnít really been that great of late, so the laws of averages.....???
Posted by: Sox

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:47

Hi Peeps can anyone please confirm that Tambo in QLD had 160mm of rain a couple of days ago ???
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:07

Tambo Rainfall for the month of March and yes they have had a lot more than 160mm http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW4115.latest.shtml

76mm recorded at Rasmussen.

Dam level is now 90% capacity.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:49

Dam level now 91% capacity. If the rain continue today/night it will see some more decent inflows and who knows we may yet get to 100% capacity.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 12:22

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:52 am Tuesday, 27 March 2018.

Extreme rainfall rates have eased on the North Tropical Coast, but the Severe Weather Warning remains in place.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora remains slow-moving near the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria coast. It is expected to begin a westward track over the southern Gulf later today. A trough connecting ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is expected to cause heavy rainfall in thunderstorms.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, could occur in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district and parts of the North Tropical Coast, Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and today. Rainfall rates about the east coast have eased during this morning, however they are forecast to increase once again later in the day and into the evening.

Damaging winds, with gusts exceeding 90 km/h, are possible across the warning area with thunderstorms. Damaging winds associated with Ex-tropical cyclone Nora have eased about the Gulf Country and are no longer expected to occur.

Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Ingham, Rollingstone, Townsville, Ayr, Giru, Alva Beach, Croydon and Georgetown.

A Flood Warnings are current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Daintree and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Extremely heavy rainfall rates were recorded on Monday evening about the North Tropical Coast district at about 10:30pm. Peak values were as follows:

Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully): 129mm in 60 minutes.

Copperlode Alert (southwest of Cairns): 110mm in 60 minutes.

Bolton Road Alert (west of Cairns): 95mm in 60 minutes.

Myola Alert (northwest of Cairns): 108mm in 60 minutes.

Emerald Crest Alert (east of Mareeba): 136mm in 3 hours.

Flaggy Creek Alert (northwest of Cairns): 99mm in 60 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Tuesday.
Posted by: Chookie

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:04

It has been a great drop of rain have loved it, now some sunshine. Is that for this event? are we due for anymore tonight?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 18:25

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Weather Warning

For people in Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:21 pm Tuesday, 27 March 2018.
Showers and storms are continuing about the northeast tropical coast, however the Severe Weather Warning is no longer required.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora is located near the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria coast and has begun to move westwards. It is forecast to move back into the southern Gulf early tomorrow morning and move across the southern Gulf during Wednesday. A trough that connects ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is expected to remain slow moving until Wednesday evening, before weakening as it moves north.

Widespread heavy rainfall is no longer expected, however localised heavy thunderstorm activity may redevelop later this evening. The situation will be carefully monitored and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued if required.

Flood Warnings are current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Daintree and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.
Extremely heavy rainfall rates were recorded on Monday evening about the North Tropical Coast district at about 10:30pm. Peak values were as follows:

Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully): 129mm in 60 minutes.
Copperlode Alert (southwest of Cairns): 110mm in 60 minutes.
Bolton Road Alert (west of Cairns): 95mm in 60 minutes.
Myola Alert (northwest of Cairns): 108mm in 60 minutes.
Emerald Crest Alert (east of Mareeba): 136mm in 3 hours.
Flaggy Creek Alert (northwest of Cairns): 99mm in 60 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 07:00

Convergence zone has been sitting between cardwell and ingham all night. Moved slightly south from Tully late evening but stalled. Everything that near Tsv died off bar one band of moderate rain about 10ish
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 08:24

Probably a good thing, wouldnít take much rain locally to see some serious flooding again.

The coming week will be interesting...
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 08:34

Over 100mm in middle parts of the catchment last night. Moderate to major levels expected again today. Cattle creek has risin again since last night and based in the rain at Cardwell gap I would assume Seymour is the same.

Thoughts on next weeks event??
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 08:48

RR Dam is at 93%, slowly rising. smile

Starting to look more likely I won't make it to Bilyana this Easter....I note on the qld traffic website that the road is actually closed just South of the Bilyana turn off as well, which means the creek behind our place has overflowed and gone across the highway again...

Our neighbour says the back of our place is just as flooded as it was last time.

Next week (well early next week) look interesting, most models have the Low approaching the coast. Remains to be seen if it will actually reach it.

If it crosses North of Townsville, it will cause a serious flood event. I'm sort of hoping it doesn't reach the coast.
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 09:03

EC has 700mm for Ross Dam lol
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 09:33

lol im hoping it dont reach the coast either...
Posted by: Rusty Mango

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 13:05

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Over 100mm in middle parts of the catchment last night. Moderate to major levels expected again today. Cattle creek has risin again since last night and based in the rain at Cardwell gap I would assume Seymour is the same.

Thoughts on next weeks event??


I'm new to the Ingham region Ol' Mate - how long do you reckon the Seymour will stay over? We're supposed to head to Kurrimine Beach for Easter...
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 13:36

Originally Posted By: Rusty Mango
Originally Posted By: ol mate
Over 100mm in middle parts of the catchment last night. Moderate to major levels expected again today. Cattle creek has risin again since last night and based in the rain at Cardwell gap I would assume Seymour is the same.

Thoughts on next weeks event??


I'm new to the Ingham region Ol' Mate - how long do you reckon the Seymour will stay over? We're supposed to head to Kurrimine Beach for Easter...


g'day mate - hard to say. The wont let people thru when theres only 10cm of water over the rd - thats main roads rules for ya! i would hope that if it stops raining maybe tomorrow. Also depends how high the Herbert gets - if it tops 10m at Gairloch it actually flows into the seymour and will push it higher again.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 17:59

oh RD, where is the sense of adventure?? lol.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 02:05

Well i am not looking at any model between now and if this ex TC approaches or not, will play out as it plays out. too many variables and factors and every model seems different and changing by the run.
looks like being our last rain event for the season, lets see what happens.
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 10:29

5mm for last 24hours.
Ross Dam now at 92.5%
https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 12:24

Ingham's no longer an island - highway north & south open!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 00:27

Biggest flood watch area ive seen since TC Debbie id say

Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads
Issued at 2:10 pm EST on Thursday 29 March 2018
Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises and areas of flooding may develop in the Flood Watch area from Monday.

A tropical low currently in the Coral Sea is likely to approach the coast over the weekend.

Areas of heavy rainfall may develop within the Flood Watch area from late Sunday through to Tuesday. The location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and is dependent on the movement of the low. Further updates will be provided over the weekend as more information becomes available.

Any significant rainfall may cause river level rises above the minor flood level from Monday and may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments that have received recent rainfall are expected to respond quickly.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 16:07

wow, mt stuart station reporting 32/28c
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 16:14

must be an error, airport is at 32/22
Posted by: ol mate

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 11:45

If GFS is anything to go by - we need to get Noah in and build another ark!
Posted by: SBT

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 15:17

Meh, no rain here. Radar is barren as well.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 23:03

few showers at home this arvo.

starting to see some of the western bands getting nearer the coast now.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 23:45

wrapping up March,

Monthly total - 296.0mm (194mm)
YTD - 782.0mm (754mm)