Australia - Townsville Flood Footprint - JBA Risk Management

Rivers across Queensland continue to carry major flood warnings as record-breaking rainfall exacerbates flooding across the Australian state. JBA has produced an event footprint for one of the worst affected areas, the city of Townsville

Properties in the Australian city of Townsville have been flooded following heavy monsoon rains, forcing officials to open the floodgates of the Ross River Dam which reached a record-breaking 213% of its capacity on 4 February 2019 (Townsville City Council, 2019).

The Townsville Aero rainfall station recorded 972.8 mm of rain from 30 January to 4 February, beating the previous record set in January 1998 when 871 mm fell within 5 days (Bureau of Meteorology Australian Government). It was reported that the Ross River Dam would be releasing 1,900 cubic metres of water a second to alleviate water levels in Lake Ross (Bureau of Meteorology).

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Author JBA Risk Management
Last Updated February 7, 2019, 18:51 (Etc/UTC)
Created February 7, 2019, 18:43 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places Australia

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