In this moderate flood event of 26 Feb 2013, Yabba Creek took its shortcut from the bend at Kropp's Crossing (background) along Yabba Road and through the flood channel in Chenall's paddock. Then this channel flow reenters the main channel of Yabba Creek behind Stehbens' residences, where the flood moves at high velocity.
This photo was taken at the time of the flood peak.
A month earlier, a major flood had also passed down the Yabba, and it was 3M higher than this flood pictured. This moderate flood peaked at 7.7M on the Imbil gauge, whereas the flood a month earlier rose to 10.7M.