Burnett River Flood Gauge Mapping System

Before accessing the Burnett River flood gauge mapping system, it is recommended that you read the General information and Disclaimer before clicking the "I agree - go to map" button below.

General Information

  1. This mapping system is in BETA. Feedback on this system can be emailed to floods@bundaberg.qld.gov.au
  2. The Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau) operates the Flood Warning System for the Burnett River.
  3. The mapping is prepared for the purpose of Flood Emergency Management and to provide a tool for the general public to understand how upstream flood gauge levels (reported by the Bureau of Meteorology) may impact upon their property.
  4. This mapping system represents the potential flood inundation extent that could reasonably be expected for the Lower Burnett River based on the following three (3) gauges:
    1. Paradise Dam (Depth over Spillway);
    2. Walla;
    3. Bundaberg (Targo St);
  5. All heights are in metres (m) on flood gauges as reported by the Bureau.
  6. The flood inundation extents do not indicate floor level inundation of individual buildings.
  7. The maps don’t represent a particular historical event or design probability (i.e 1% AEP), they simply represent potential inundation based on flood gauge levels.
  8. The accuracy of these maps is not absolute. They are derived using the best available information including LiDAR, bathymetric survey and calibrated flood modelling undertaken as part of Councils Burnett River Flood Study (2013).
  9. The extent of flooding shown is based on a Burnett River flood event. Increases in flood levels and flood extent can be experienced due to local factors such as stormwater runoff, culvert blockages, obstructions to overland flow (e.g. fences and buildings) or as a result of flooding from tributary streams. Residents living near tributaries of the Burnett River should be particularly cautious due to added uncertainty associated with the potential for flooding from multiple sources (coincident flooding).
  10. Various base maps are available including aerial photography of the 2013 flood event (in Bundaberg) to assist with interpretation.
  11. Inundated areas shown should not be used for navigation purposes.
  12. Maps will work on iOS, Android and PC using your internet browser. For best viewing results, Android users are recommended to use Chrome.
  13. To ensure PDF print outs work as expected, please ensure pop ups are enabled in your internet browser.


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