Serious flood situation developing in SE Qld

Serious flood situation developing in SE Qld

Serious flooding is currently being experienced in SE Queensland with the situation expected to worsen for much of the major metropolitan areas over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Flood warnings are available for the Bureau of Meteorology’s website http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.

Warnings specifically for the Lockyer, Bremer, Warrill, and Brisbane Rivers below Wivenhoe including Brisbane City can be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20805.html

For specific suburbs at risk in the Brisbane area, go to Brisbane City Council’s website http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/#maps (low band width version).  Previously prepared flood maps are also available.

Tide times are available at the Bureau’s website above or alternatively go to http://tides.willyweather.com.au/qld/brisbane/brisbane-bar.html.

For an interactive map of community reports, go to http://queenslandfloods.crowdmap.com/

About The Author

Warwick Bishop
Warwick is a Director of Water Technology and has over 20 years of experience in surface water management. He has led a wide variety of projects covering areas such as flood risk management, water quality, sediment transport, coastal hazard, WSUD and environmental flows. Warwick has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Engineering Science Degree from Monash University, investigating the detailed hydraulics of stormwater treatment wetlands. Warwick has experience throughout Australia in both rural and urban contexts. Since 2011 he has provided specialist input to the Flood Intelligence Unit of SES during both catchment and coastal flood emergencies. He is actively involved in Engineers Australia and is the current chair of the Victorian Water Engineering Branch Committee. Warwick has also contributed to the revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff, with a particular focus on the application of flood models in urban areas.

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