Where rain hit hardest in Moreton Bay Region

Published 4:30pm 16 May 2022

Where rain hit hardest in Moreton Bay Region
Words by Nick Crockford

Last week's torrential rain wrecked the region's events calendar and had many weather gauges filling fast.

Figures show the north and west of Moreton Bay Region received the heaviest falls, led by Mt Glorious with 654mm in the 72 hours from 1am Wednesday to 1am Saturday (May 11-14).

Mt Mee had 425mm in the same period, Bellthorpe 377mm and Dayboro 391mm. In contrast Kippa-Ring received 132mm, Deception Bay 188mm and Banksia Beach 158mm.

Postponed

Among the cancellations was the MS Swimathon fundraiser for multiple sclerosis (MS) at the Redcliffe War memorial Pool due to water damage in area.

It is hoped to reschedule the event in which more than 120 swimmers had already raised more than $15,000.

Moreton Bay Multisport Festival, a two-day event based at Pelican Park, Clontarf, was also a victim of the rain but has been rescheduled for June 4-5.

Where rain hit hardest in Moreton Bay Region

Waterlogged

Samford Stags Junior Rugby League Club’s Country Round of matches and grand opening of its field space and upgraded facilities was postponed on Saturday.

Samford Edible Garden Trail, exploring 10 private gardens and three working farms, also fell victim to the downpours.

So too the Moreton Bay Red Ride, starting and finishing at Woodford, to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and raise funds for a DV shelter.

Dam levels

All soccer matches in South-East Queensland were called-off early by Football Queensland.

While the water volumes may not have reached those in late February, SEQwater’s dam levels rose 4.5 per cent in the past seven days.

In this region, water is being released from North Pine Dam and Lake Kurwongbah is spilling.

Somerset dam is was today (Monday) at 80 per cent capacity and South-East Queensland’s biggest dam, Wivenhoe, at 132 per cent and using flood storage facilities.

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