Dirty water meets the clear blue ocean at Burnett Heads as the tide goes out.
Dirty water meets the clear blue ocean at Burnett Heads as the tide goes out.

Floodwater provides sight to see

FLOODING has caused a real sight to see at Burnett Heads and it happens daily as the tide goes out.

Paul Barnes captured this photo which shows the meeting point of ocean water and dirty brown water which has been stirred up by recent weather events.

“Every time the tide goes out, the dirty water meets the blue water and you can see that definite line of brown and blue,” Mr Barnes, a Burnett Heads resident, said.

“It has happened every day since the floods started.”

Mr Barnes said in his four years living in the coastal town, he had never seen the beach looking like that.

“I've never seen anything like it here or anywhere else,” Mr Barnes said.

“I presume it's all the mud and stuff washed down the river.”

Bundaberg Port Marina manager Geoff Beyer said predatory fish would be taking advantage of the murky waters.

“They can use it as a cover and move along the line,” he said.

“The other day there were three layers.”

Mr Beyer said it was quite a sight to see.

“In some ways, it's a little bit of an interesting phenomenon,” he said.

“When you get days without rain, you see more and more of it.”



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