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Major flood peak for the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton

Queensland Regional Hydrology Manager, Victoria Dodds, said based on current projections the Fitzroy River is still expected to peak at Rockhampton around the 9.0 metre mark, early on the 6th of April 2017.

“Latest estimates would place the flood peak around the 9.0 metre mark, which is now likely to be in the early hours of Thursday (6th of April 2017) and a little later than forecast,” said Ms Dodds.

“While this places the level below that of 1954 (9.4 metres), and below that of 2011 (9.2 metres), Major Flooding is still expected for the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton, and local emergency services anticipate a number of homes and business will be inundated.

“We also expect this to be a broad flood peak, and need to be prepared for a wait of up to 48 hours before flood waters begin to subside.”

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