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Moogerah Dam filled higher than the 1974 floods: Mayor

625mm had fallen on Moogerah Dam in the previous 48 hours.
625mm had fallen on Moogerah Dam in the previous 48 hours. David Nielsen

SCENIC Rim's mayor said Moogerah Dam was filled higher than the 1974 floods as roads were left shredded by the force of the floodwater.

"1974 is a mere junior to this," Mayor John Brent said yesterday, saying 625mm had fallen on Moogerah Dam in the previous 48 hours.

"The water is four metres over the spillway. There is a massive discharge from Moogerah on the way to Ipswich.

"I haven't seen this level of flooding in 60 years."

Cr Brent said a bridge in the Aratula area was lost and council crews had only started counting the damage to roads in the region.

The council's Emergency Operations Centre was activated in response to the severe weather event the Local Disaster Management Group was co-ordinating the Scenic Rim's response and recovery activities.

Roads closed, partially closed or weather affected included Adams Bridge, Rosevale Rd, Sellars Rd, Rosevale, Coulson - Kalbar Connection Rd, Moore's Bridge, Woolaman Rd, Milbong - Lake Moogerah Rd and Wilsons Plains Rd, Harrisville.

Topics:  ex-tropical cyclone oswald, mayor john brent, moogerah dam, scenic rim




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