When was the last flood in Rockhampton?

When was the last flood in Rockhampton?

Over the last six years Rockhampton has exceeded the major flood level three times (2011, 2013, 2017). With the most significant of these three being 2011 when the Fitzroy River reached 9.20 metres on the Rockhampton gauge.

Does it flood in Rockhampton?

In the close-up, flooding occurs on both the east and west banks but appears more severe west of the river. The wide-area view shows extensive flooding south of Rockhampton and along its western margin.

Where does it flood in Rockhampton?

The Fitzroy River catchment, due to its immense size and shape (143,000km2), is capable of producing severe flooding following heavy rainfall events.

When did Cyclone Debbie hit Rockhampton?

Cyclone Debbie

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Debbie shortly after peak intensity
Formed 23 March 2017
Dissipated 7 April 2017

What suburbs are flooded in Rockhampton?

Areas activated are flood-affected parts of the Rockhampton region:

  • Allenstown.
  • Alton Downs.
  • Berserker.
  • Depot Hill.
  • Gracemere.
  • Kawana.
  • Koongal.
  • Lakes Creek.

How deep is the Fitzroy River Rockhampton?

Fitzroy River near Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn (Fig. 1). The construction of a barrage in 1970 for water supply created a 50-km long slender weir pool (volume 60 × 10 6 m 3 , maximum depth 12 m).

Is Rockhampton a good place to live?

Compared to national real estate averages, Rockhampton’s housing affordability is exceptional. It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.

How many deaths did Cyclone Debbie cause?

14Cyclone Debbie / Total fatalities

Is Rockhampton safe?

Crime rates in Rockhampton, Australia

Level of crime 78.77 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 84.70 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen 74.21 High
Worries being mugged or robbed 65.34 High
Worries car stolen 66.69 High

Is Rockhampton good to live?

Where can we live? Compared to national real estate averages, Rockhampton’s housing affordability is exceptional. It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Are there crocodiles in the Fitzroy River Rockhampton?

As the Fitzroy River is known Croc Country, people in the area are reminded to always be Crocwise. In particular: Expect crocodiles in ALL northern Queensland waterways even if there is no warning sign. Obey all warning signs – they are there to keep you safe.

Is the Fitzroy River saltwater?

Purpose of the Barrage The Fitzroy River Barrage was built to meet the long-term water supply needs of Rockhampton. It separates the fresh water upstream from the tidal salt water downstream to create a water storage that extends approximately 60 km upstream with a combined volume of approximately 80,300 ML when full.

Who is the richest person in Rockhampton?

The Acton family have topped the list for Rockhampton, coming in at number 24 with $405 million thanks to their beef industry.

What is the best suburb to live in Rockhampton?

ROCKYVIEW residents have some of the best views in the district but it’s the view from the top of the list, as Rockhampton’s wealthiest suburb, that makes it a clear winner.

Who named Rockhampton?

Charles Archer
These rocks were incorporated with the traditional English term for a village, and the name “Rockhampton” was first coined by Charles Archer and the local Commissioner from Crown Lands, William Wiseman.

Where is the best place to live in Rockhampton?

ROCKYVIEW residents’ view from the top of the Rockhampton’s wealthiest suburb list makes it the clear winner. Mt Morgan is at the bottom of the list.

Are there crocodiles in Rockhampton?

The Rockhampton Region is a known crocodile habitat. Rockhampton has a number of management zones outlined in the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan. The Plan is designed to ensure the conservation of estuarine crocodiles in the wild, and reduce the risks to public safety from crocodiles.

What was the Rockhampton flood like?

Fire and Rescue serviceman Barry Thompson remembers the Rockhampton floods all too well and said the major incident involved all the emergency services. “Especially in the Rockhampton area there were evacuations out of low lying areas and of course that’s quite upsetting for a lot of people, and especially elderly people,” Mr Thompson said.

What happened to Rockhampton in 2011?

Rockhampton was isolated both by land and air, with the airport flooded and the Bruce Highway leaving the city to the south also under water. In late January 2011, flood waters receded, leaving central Queensland residents impacted by the flood waters to pick up the pieces and help those in need.

What happened when the Ipswich flood happened in 2011?

As homes and businesses went under, animals ran out of dry land. The 2011 flood inundated the suburbs of Gailes and Gooda, and the Ipswich Motorway. (File) Credit: 7NEWS

Where did the 2011 Queensland floods take place?

Queensland floods of 2011: The crisis that killed 33 people and devastated communities. 1 Where it started. In stark contrast to the tinder dry conditions now being experienced across Australia, December 2010 was Queensland’s wettest on 2 Central Western Queensland. 3 Rockhampton. 4 Bundaberg. 5 South East Queensland.