Flood fears ease for St George

THE latest flood update from the Balonne Shire Council suggests residents of St George in south-east Queensland may not to be in for the magnitude of disaster originally predicted.

The anticipated peak of 14 metres for the Balonne River dropped yesterday afternoon and currently remains at a peak of less than 14 metres.

“This is expected to reach St George late on Sunday, and remain high through the week,” said Balonne Shire Mayor Donna Stewart.

Many have begun to breathe a sigh of relief, however the reminder of the March flood, that peaked 13.39 means that no-one is taking any chances.

“Earth works behind the Scout Hall have been completed, with works now proceeding down the Terrace and Logan Lane,” said Scott Norman, CEO of the Balonne Shire Council, of the 14.5 metre levee banks that council has, and will continue to build for protection against the flood waters.

“Power will be cut at times to different sections of town to allow for the construction.”


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