What caused the 2013 floods in Bundaberg?
During the January 2013 flood, a number of properties in North Bundaberg experienced significant structural damage which was exacerbated by flood induced scour of alluvial soils due to high local flow velocities around building foundations..
What areas flood in Bundaberg?
North Bundaberg and other low-lying areas of the city were affected along with numerous coastal and rural communities along the Burnett River, Kolan River, Baffle Creek and other creek and river systems across the region. The height of the flood impact on a property is naturally dependent on its location.
Who named the Burnett River?
James Charles BurnettThe river was discovered and named after James Charles Burnett, colonial surveyor, who was commissioned by New South Wales’ Governor FitzRoy to identify navigable rivers for the emerging Queensland pastoral industry. Burnett’s investigation (1847) led to Maryborough being established on the Mary River.
What river runs through Bundaberg?
Burnett RiverBundaberg, city and port, Queensland, Australia, on the Burnett River. It is located some 220 km (137 miles) north of Brisbane.
Where does the Burnett River start?
MontoBurnett River/SourcesThe Burnett River rises in the Dawes Range, just north of Monto and flows south through Eidsvold and Mundubbera. Along the way it is joined by the Nogo and Auburn Rivers which drain large areas in the west of the catchment.
Who designed Paradise Dam?
Beattie Labor governmentDocuments obtained by The Weekend Australian show the dam near Bundaberg, built by the Beattie Labor government for $200m through public-private joint venture vehicle Burnett Water and opened in 2005, is riddled with structural faults.
How long is the Burnett River?
435 kmBurnett River/Length
What is the Burnett River used for?
The Burnett River region is largely given over to growing sugar cane and small crops. The river is part of the Brigalow Belt and South East Queensland bioregions.
Can you swim in the Burnett River?
“We advise people to swim at patrolled beaches and to swim between the flags, where lifeguards watch for sharks,” Holden said. He also reiterated that swimming in rivers like the Burnett was not recommended, not only for the possibility of shark attacks but because of dangerous currents.