Ross River Dam flood expected to peak at 11am

Date published: 4 February 2019

Residents in flood-affected suburbs are being warned that the Ross River flooding is expected to peak around 11am and last until at least midnight.

The Ross River Dam spillway gates remain open to their maximum setting, releasing up to 1900 cubic metres of water per second.

The Dam level has stabilised but is not expected to drop significantly soon.

Homes in Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan, Thuringowa Central and South Townsville areas could experience further flooding today as the flood level reaches its peak.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500. If it is a life-threatening emergency call 000.

For more information listen to local radio, phone 1800 738 541 or visit Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard