Flood levels beginning to fall in Maryborough

FLOODWATERS in Maryborough are beginning to recede.

Floodwaters peaked in Maryborough at 10.3m around 10pm last night. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the flood peaked at 10.3m around 10pm last night – that’s below the level recorded in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013.

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BOM said this morning that the Mary River was now at 10.25m and falling.

Levels are expected to remain above the major flood level of 9m throughout today.

Meanwhile, Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the flood levee in the Maryborough CBD was successful, keeping the side away from the river dry.

Cr Seymour said residents and businesses can expect to receive information regarding clean up and recovery efforts for areas affected by the flood in the coming days.

However, the mayor said they’re expecting the levels to remain high, because of the time it took for the peak to recede further upriver.

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