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Rivers and streams ease on Coast

Rainfall from 9am Saturday June 2 to 7am Sunday June 3.
Rainfall from 9am Saturday June 2 to 7am Sunday June 3. Bureau of Meteorology

RIVER and stream levels across the Sunshine Coast will continue to slowly ease overnight Sunday.

Stream rises are being recorded along the Mary River between Dagun Pocket and Miva and also in Six Mile Creek at Cooran.

River levels at Gympie are expected to exceed the minor flood level of 6 metres during Sunday evening, with further small rises overnight and during Monday.

Mary River:

River levels in the Upper Mary River at Dagun Pocket are expected to be nearing a minor flood peak during Sunday evening. Small renewed stream rises are occurring along Six Mile Creek at Cooran, where creek levels remain below the minor flood level. Floodwaters continue to rise downstream at Gympie, where at 8.30pm the river level was at 5.84 metres and rising. Small river rises are also occurring downstream at Miva.

Maroochy Catchment:

Minor flooding continues in Paynter Creek at Diddillibah.

Mooloolah Catchment:

Moderate flooding has peaked in the Mooloolah River at Jordan Street, with river levels to slowly ease overnight.

Stanley River:

River levels at Woodford remain at a below minor flood peak, with levels expected to commence to ease overnight.

 

RIVERS AND STREAMS EASE ON COAST

RIVER and stream levels across the Sunshine Coast continue to generally ease during Sunday afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology's flood warning for coastal rivers and adjacent inland catchments from Tewantin to the New South Wales border continues.

Stream rises are being recorded along the upper Mary River between Moy Pocket and Gympie, where some minor flood levels are expected overnight at Gympie.

River rises are also occurring in the Stanley River at Woodford during Sunday afternoon.

Mary River:

River levels at Moy Pocket have peaked below minor flood level and are currently falling. Some minor flooding is likely to extend downstream to the Dagun Pocket area overnight. Stream levels remain below the minor flood level and near a peak in Six Mile Creek at Cooran.

River rises are being recorded on the Mary River at Gympie during Sunday afternoon, with further rises and some minor flooding expected overnight.

Maroochy Catchment:

River levels have eased below minor in the North Maroochy and South Maroochy Rivers, whilst minor flooding continues in Paynter Creek.

Mooloolah Catchment:

Moderate flood levels are nearing a peak in the Mooloolah River at Jordan Street. River levels are expected to remain high during Sunday afternoon and evening.

Coochin Creek:

Stream levels continue to slowly ease below minor along Coochin Creek during Sunday afternoon.

Stanley River:

River levels at Peachester have eased below minor. River levels further downstream at Woodford continue to slowly rise during Sunday afternoon.

 

RAINFALL EASING

RAINFALL has eased on the Sunshine Coast this morning but a flood warning remains in place for coastal rivers and adjacent inland catchments.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there was only 10mm recorded in the six hours to 9am Sunday in some parts of the Coast.

An earlier warning said more than 120mm of rain had been recorded over parts of the Coast in the 12 hours to 5am Sunday.

Stream rises were being recorded in the coastal and adjacent catchments from Tewantin to the New South Wales border.

Mary River:

Small river rises have peaked upstream at Kenilworth Homestead. Minor flood levels are possible at Moy Pocket during Sunday afternoon with minor flooding extending downstream to Dagun Pocket overnight. Stream rises are occurring in Six Mile Creek at Cooran but are not likely to reach the minor flood level. River rises are occurring at Gympie during Sunday, with minor flood levels expected during Monday.

Maroochy Catchment:

Minor flood levels continue in the North Maroochy River, South Maroochy River and in Paynter Creek.

Mooloolah Catchment:

River levels have eased below minor at Mooloolah. Moderate flood levels will continue to rise at Jordan Street during Sunday morning, with levels expected to remain high during Sunday afternoon.

Coochin Creek:

Minor flood levels are easing at Old Gympie Road.

Stanley River:

Minor flood levels are steady at Peachester. Minor flood levels are possible during at Woodford during Sunday afternoon and evening.

The next warning will be issued by 3pm Sunday.

RAINFALL
In 24 hours to 9am Sunday June 3


Bald Knob...96mm

Beerburrum...93mm

Booreen Point...70mm

Coolum West...116mm

Cooran...103mm

Doonan Creek...127mm

Eumundi...102mm

Golden Beach...110mm

Glasshouse Mountains...96mm

Kenilworth...110mm

Maleny...94mm

Mapleton...115mm

Maroochydore...104mm

Meridan Way...104mm

Mountain Creek...105mm

Mount Tinbeerwah...96mm

Noosa Heads...83mm

Noosaville...106mm

Palmwoods...107mm

Pomona...97mm

Sunshine Coast Airport...114mm

Tewantin...85mm

West Woombye...102mm

Yandina...100mm

 

MORE THAN 120MM IN 12 HOURS

UPDATE 7.40am: More than 120mm of rain has been recorded over parts of the Sunshine Coast in 12 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology said further heavy rainfall was further heavy rainfall is forecast to affect the warning area during Sunday morning.

They have issued a flood warning for coastal rivers and adjacent inland catchments from Rainbow Beach to the New South Wales border.

Fast river and creek rises were expected in the areas of highest falls.

Catchments that may be affected include the Upper Mary, Noosa, Maroochy, Mooloolah, Pine, Caboolture, Stanley, Logan, Albert and Gold Coast catchments.

Maroochy Catchment:

River levels are rising at Eumundi with minor flood levels expected during Sunday morning.

Minor flood levels will continue at Yandina, with moderate flood levels not expected without further heavy rainfall.

Minor flood levels are rising at Diddillibah with moderate flood levels unlikely without further heavy rainfall.

Mooloolah Catchment:

Minor flood levels continue at Mooloolah with moderate flood levels unlikely during Sunday morning.

Minor flood levels are rising at Jordan St with moderate levels possible during the next few hours.

The Bureau will issue its next warning by 9am Sunday.

RAINFALL (From 9am Saturday to 7am Sunday)

Beerburrum 93mm

Beerwah 104mm

Bli Bli 90mm

Boreen Point 69mm

Coolum West 115mm

Cooran 104mm

Eumundi 102mm

Golden Beach 109mm

Kenilworth 78mm

Mapleton 21.7mm

Maroochydore 122 mm

Mountain Creek 104mm

Noosa Heads 82mm

Upper Doonan 112mm

West Woombye 102mm

 

FLOOD WARNINGS FOR RIVER

A FLOOD warning has been issued for Sunshine Coast rivers.

The Bureau of Meteorology has reported rainfall totals of up to 50mm have been recorded over past of the Coast in the three hours to 10pm Saturday.

Further heavy rainfall was forecast to affect the warning area overnight and during Sunday morning.

Fast river and creek rises were expected in the areas of highest falls.

Catchments that may be affected include the Upper Mary, Noosa, Maroochy, Mooloolah, Pine, Caboolture, Stanley, Logan, Albert and Gold Coast catchments.

The Bureau will issue its next warning by 6am Sunday.

For the latest weather information see bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology, flood, rainfall, rivers


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