IMPORTANT: Maryborough floodwaters expected to peak this evening

FLOODWATERS in Maryborough are expected to reach the peak recorded during Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013.

Floodwaters in Maryborough are expected to reach the levels experienced in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Mary River in the Heritage City had reached a height of 9.40m as of 5am this morning.

Bureau of Meteorology forecasters believe the river could reach the peak height observed in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald this evening – that’s 10.70m.

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The Fraser Coast Regional Council warned people of the hidden dangers in and below the surface of floodwaters – including bacteria, sewage and snakes.

A video of a small bull shark in a flooded Queens Park was also shared on social media during the January deluge.

The good news is that no significant rainfall is expected across the Mary River catchment area in the coming days.

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BOM said flood levels in the Gympie area were now beginning to fall.

For the latest BOM updates, click here.

You can also view the Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Disaster Dashboard for more local information.

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