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Gympie Flood Information

Here you will find lots of interesting information relating to Gympie's Flood History along with useful links to weather and Mary River heights and more.

For official flood levels and road reports, please listen to your local broadcast radio station. GCEGinc. will monitor the Club's Mt. Boulder VHF Repeater on 146.725 MHz (-600KHz offset 91.5Hz).

 
Mary River Normanby Bridge in Flood
Normanby Bridge at 15.5 metres on the 26th February 2012
(Photo Barry Molkentin VK4KKN)
 

Mary River at Normanby Bridge:

Minor Flooding - Up to 12.00 metres
Moderate Flooding - 12 to 17 metres
Major Flooding - over 17 metres

 

Some major flood events have occurred in Gympie's past, some of the more notable ones are:

11th March 1870 First recorded flood in Gympie 21.61 metres
4th February 1893 Flood peak 25.45 metres
17th February 1893 Flood peak 21.08
11th February 1898 Flood peak 22.00
8th March 1898 Flood peak 21.49
28th March 1955 Flood peak 21.44
28th January 1974 Flood peak 20.73
22nd February 1992 Flood Peak 21.40
10th February 1999 Flood Peak 21.95


HEIGHTS WHERE LOCAL BRIDGES ARE CUT OFF BY FLOOD WATERS

KIDD BRIDGE 9.90 METRES
INGLEWOOD BRIDGE 13.4 METRES
BELLS BRIDGE 13.5 METRES
PENGELLY'S BRIDGE 15.85 METRES
NORMANBY BRIDGE 15.54 METRES
SIX MILE BRIDGE 17.00 METRES

The flood heights are only a guide. It will depend on where the rain actually falls. For example, One mile has flooded with more than a metre of water over it but according to the gauge at Kidd bridge the water wasn't high enough to flood the One Mile.
This was caused by the massive amounts of rain in the catchment of Deep Creek.

 

Some useful links

Latest River Height Tables & Plots - Mary River

Latest Weather Observations for Gympie

Latest Weather Observations for Maleny

Latest River Heights for the Coochin Creek, Sunshine Coast Rivers, Mary River and tributaries

128 km Gympie (Mt Kanigan) Radar Loop

MTSAT Color IR Loop

QLD Alert Gov't site

ENERGEX Unplanned Power Outages

13 1940 Roads, Traffic & Travel Info Gov't site

Gympie Council Including ROAD CLOSURES


   

SHOPS IN MARY STREET AND SURROUNDING AREA'S AFFECTED BY FLOOD WATERS

STREET NUMBER ADDRESS BUSINESS FLOOR HEIGHT
1/5 River Road 15.19
1/5 River Road 15.19
1/5 River Road Telstra Shop 15.19
2/5 River Road 15.19
2 Barter Street Noel Atkinson Smash Repairs 16.51
1 Barter Street Savanna Electrical
26 Monkland Street Parklane Garden Centre 16.51
23 River Road Brookezy's Car Detailing 15.52
23 River Road
30 Monkland Street Bridgestone Tyre Centre 15.92
1/5 Reef Street 16.35
3 Reef Street Wild Harvest Company 16.35
28 Monkland Street 16.57
176 Mary Street Sheree's Creations Hair Salon 17.74
174 Mary Street Farmers Fruit Exchange 17.82
11 Mary Street Gympie Gold Detectors 17.93
163 Mary Street Condies Arcade (assorted businesses) 17.94
173 Mary Street James Nash Arcade (assorted businesses) 17.95
178 Mary Street Cafe Isabella 17.96
180 Mary Street Woodrow Handcrafts 17.96
181 Mary Street Pedal Power Plus 18.10
183 Mary Street Mama & Papa's Pizzeria (Old Charlies Hotel) 18.12
185 Mary Street Abundant Soul 18.12
177 Mary Street Dick Smith Electronics 18.12
50 Monkland Street Gold Town Pool & Gardens 18.12
182 Mary Street Big Bargain Furnishers 18.13
164 Mary Street Pazazz Fabrics 18.16
160 - 162 Mary Street Rockman's 18.16 / 18.18
159 Mary Street AMP Wealth Directions 18.24
158 Mary Street Cafe Mambo 18.31
155 Mary Street Tom Grady Real Estate 18.31
190 Mary Street Royal Hotel 18.34
154 Mary Street Katies 18.55
156 Mary Street Suiggles Fabrics & Lingerie 18.56
14 Monkland Street Addit Renovation Supplies ?? 18.68
150 Mary Street De Lamauta Coffee & Tea Specialist 18.77
152 Mary Street Unearthed Skate N Moto 18.77
147 Mary Street Essentials Surf 18.80
145 Mary Street Gympie Sports Centre 18.81
151 Mary Street Gympie Toyworld 18.80
153 Mary Street Pedal Power Plus - Gympie Bikes 18.80
6 Barter Street All Cycle & Carts 18.88
143 Mary Street G & K Footwear 18.89
144 Mary Street Roma Beauty Saloon ??? 18.94
148 Mary Street Good Lookin Boutique ??? 18.94
146 Mary Street Batik Boutique ???
18.95
142 Mary Street Curves Gympie
?
140 Mary Street Lehman & Carter Pharmacy ??
18.98
136 Mary Street Crazy Clarks 19.00
139 / 141 Mary Street 19.03
138 Mary Street Endeavor Recycled Clothing 19.03
137 Mary Street Micakes 19.24
135 Mary Street Queens Hotel 19.46
131 Mary Street Fashion Trends 19.62
192 Mary Street The Professionals Real Estate 19.64
133 Mary Street Goldburgs Menswear 19.65
129 Mary Street Gympie CD Centre 19.70
187 Mary Street Peterson's First National 19.86
126 / 128 Mary Street Bank of Queensland 19.89
127 Mary Street Jules Inn Café 19.91
125 Mary Street GA Horgan & G Petty Optometrists 19.97
194 Mary Street The Professionals Real Estate 20.00
124 Mary Street Foxy Lady 20.09
120 Mary Street Springfresh Drycleaners & Launderers 20.09
123 Mary Street Dimmey's Stores Pty Ltd 20.15
122 Mary Street Pazazz Fabrics & Haberdashery 20.35
191 Mary Street Raine & Horne Real Estate 20.40
86 Monkland Street ??? 20.43
115 Mary Street Gympie Foto First & Camera Warehouse 20.62
10 Barter Street George's Radiator & Auto Repairs 20.67
120 Mary Street Springfresh Drycleaners & Launderers 20.67
116 Mary Street Gympie Family Dental 20.72
196 Mary Street Empire Hotel 20.81
197 Mary Street Gympie Times 21.09
104 Mary Street Cullinane's Shopping Centre 21.20

Gympie Flood Images

Disclaimer: The above information is supplied as a guide only, for official information please contact Gympie Regional Council. The information above was originally sourced from the Cooloola Shire Council Disaster Management Plan. Many thanks to the staff at Gympie Regional Council who have sent us updated information re flood heights.

   
   
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