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Gympie during the Major Flood of January 27-30, 2013

Mary River Floods Gympie

This flood peaked in Gympie on Monday 28th January at 19.95M. There were businesses in the main street, Mary Street, that were flooded again, and other businesses in low lying areas along with some homes, sporting fields, parks and recreational facilities.

In the recorded history of flooding in Gympie, there have been 7 floods exceeding 20M (1893, 1999, 1898, 1870, 1955, 1992 and 1974) and each one has brought both immediate loss and long term gain to the city. The losses are incurred in damage to property and infrastructure, lost production, arable soil losses, and livestock losses. In almost every flood a small number of people lose their lives, mostly through failed attempts to cross flooded bridges or sections of roads.

A close examination of this photo will reveal flood waters in urban developments especially near centre of photo on the foreground side of the river.

PHOTO: David Stehbens, Pathfinder Aviation

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  • Uploaded on February 7, 2013
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    by Ian Stehbens