Spillway gates on dam are fully open

Date published: 3 February 2019

The Ross River Dam spillway gates are fully open now.

Residents in the following suburbs should prepare for imminent flooding from a rapidly rising Ross River.

This includes Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan and Thuringowa Central and South Townsville areas.

If safe to do so, please move to higher ground immediately.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies call 000.

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