FLASH FLOODING: Bucca Crossing's completely submerged in the wake of recent rainfall.
FLASH FLOODING: Bucca Crossing's completely submerged in the wake of recent rainfall. Belinda Breen

MAJOR FLOOD WARNING: Baffle Creek, Kolan River rising

UPDATE: 5.30PM   THE Bureau of Meteorology has upgrade its flood warnings for the Kolan River and Baffle Creek to major.   "River rises to the major flood level are possible in the Kolan River and Baffle Creek overnight Thursday/Friday," the Bureau has advised.   Rainfalls in excess of 127mm were recorded in the Kolan River and Baffle Creek catchments in the period since 9am yesterdayThursday.   Rainfall totals in the Boyne and Calliope River catchments in the same period has been generally less than 70mm.   Rainfall is now easing across the catchments.   The Kolan River at Bucca Weir was about 19.01m as of 5.30pm yesterday Thursday and rising steadily.   It exceeded the moderate flood level (18.5m) and the major flood level (19m) yesterday evening. Thursday .    The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge was at 8.47m and rising steadily.   It exceeded the moderate flood level (8m) yesterday and is expected to reach the major flood level (12m) today. Friday.   Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency help phone the SES on 132 500. 

 

 

 

UPDATE 2.07PM: THE Bureau of Meteorology has upgrade its flood warnings for the Kolan River and Baffle Creek to major.

"River rises to the major flood level are possible in the Kolan River and Baffle Creek overnight Thursday/Friday," the Bureau has advised.

Rainfalls in excess of 100mm have been recorded in the Kolan River and Baffle Creek catchments in the period since 9am Thursday.

Rainfall totals in the Boyne and Calliope River catchments in the same period has been generally less than 60 mm.

Rainfall is now easing across the catchments.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir is currently around 18m and rising steadily and is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (18.5m) Thursday evening and approach the major flood level (19m) overnight Thursday/Friday.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge is currently at 7.5 metres and rising steadily.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (8m) Thursday evening and approach the major flood level (12m) during Friday.

MORE FLOOD COVERAGE:

UPDATE: 9.30am

A MODERATE flood level remains in place for Kolan River and Baffle Creek today.

Based on forecast rainfall, moderate flood levels may happen at Bucca Weir on the Kolan River this evening and at Essendean Bridge on the Baffle Creek tomorrow.

Falls of up to 150mm have been recorded since 9am Wednesday.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 12 hours.

Kolan River

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir is at 17.46m and steady.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir will remain around the minor flood level (17.5m) Thursday.

The river level may reach the moderate flood level (18.5m) this evening.

Baffle Creek

Moderate flooding may occur along Baffle Creek.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge is at 4.82m and rising.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge will exceed the minor flood level (5m) this morning.

Based on further rainfall, the river level may exceed the moderate flood level (8m) tomorrow. 

 

UPDATE: 4.30pm

A MODERATE flood warning has now been issued for Baffle Creek and Kolan River.

Bureau of Meteorology says based on forecast rainfall moderate flood levels may occur at Essendean Bridge on the Baffle Creek and moderate flood levels are likely at Bucca Weir on the Kolan River on Friday.

Falls up to 50mm have been recorded since 9am Wednesday.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours.

Latest River HeightsPhoto BoM
Latest River HeightsPhoto BoM Contributed

Kolan River

Moderate flooding is likely along the Kolan River.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir is sitting at 17.26m and rising.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir will reach the minor flood level (17.5m) tonight.

Based on further rainfall the river level is likely to reach the moderate flood level (18.5m) on Friday.

Baffle Creek

Moderate flooding may occur along Baffle Creek.

River levels at Essendean Bridge are sitting at 4.52m and rising.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge will exceed the minor flood level (5m) overnight into Thursday.

Based on further rainfall the river level may exceed the moderate flood level (8m) on Friday.

Boyne River

River level rises are occurring in the Boyne catchment.

Minor flood levels are likely at Awoonga Dam on Thursday.

The next warning will be issued at 10pm.

Visit www.bom.gov.au for latest information.

EARLIER

 

FLOODING: Bucca Crossing is flooded after the regions recent downpour.
FLOODING: Bucca Crossing is flooded after the regions recent downpour. James Laskey

 

A MINOR flood warning has been issued for Baffle Creek and Kolan River.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning at 9.50am with minor flood levels expected at Essendean Bridge on the Baffle Creek early Wednesday evening and minor levels are possible at Bucca Weir on the Kolan River during Wednesday.

BoM has observed heavy localised rainfall between 50-100mm across the catchment during the past 12 hours to 9am today.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours.

<<Flash flooding affecting roads across Bundaberg region>>

Kolan River

Minor flooding may happen along the Kolan River.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir is currently at 16.86m and rising.

The Kolan River at Bucca Weir may reach the minor flood level (17.50m) today.

Baffle Creek

Moderate flooding may happen along Baffle Creek.

River levels at Essendean Bridge are sitting at 4.12m and rising.

The Baffle Creek at Essendean Bridge is expected to exceed the minor flood level (5m) early this evening.

The river level may exceed the moderate flood level (8m) during tomorrow based on forecast rainfall.

<<Bundaberg region cops 100mm overnight but conditions expected to worsen>>

Boyne River

River level rises are happening at the Boyne catchment.

Minor flood levels are likely at Awoonga Dam tomorrow.

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.

The next warning will be issued by 4pm.



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