Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Sudden Rise of Mary Not a Shock

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Sudden Rise of Mary Not a Shock

Article excerpt

Nev McHarg

Editor

nev.mcharg@gympietimes.com

THE rapid rise of the Mary River on Saturday took some by surprise but rises of a metre an hour in river height is not that unusual in this region.

River rises of more than a metre an hour have occurred in the Mary on numerous occasions. In 1955 Gympie had three floods in a matter of weeks: March 10 13.87m, March 28 21.44m and May 1, smaller at 11.20m.

The March 28 flood rose at a metre or more an hour for an extended period. The same happened in February 1972.

The weekend's flood event also demonstrated just how lucky Gympie was in January last year when the river inundated Mary St and many other areas reaching a height of about 19.4m.

Last year the major feeder creeks to Gympie's east did not have the rainfall that occurred in the river's headwaters, thus saving the city from a much higher flood peak. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.