Queensland Regional Hydrology Manager, Victoria Dodds, said the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton is expected to peak around the 9.0 metre mark early Thursday morning.
“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 morning and a little later than forecast earlier in the week,” 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.”
For further information on the Fitzroy River, visit www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/fitzroy-river.
For a full list of flood warnings and current status, visit www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.