Happy to avoid a re­peat of 2013

Isis Town and Country - - News -

AS FAR as Wallav­ille res­i­dents are con­cerned, the Bur­nett River can come as high it wants – just so long as it stays un­der what it did in 2013.

The town was iso­lated in the ma­jor flood af­ter the re­gion copped the full brunt of ex-trop­i­cal Cy­clone Oswald.

While they were pre­pared just in case the once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion flood hap­pened again, Wallav­ille’s pop­u­la­tion seemed to just be happy that river heights would go nowhere near what they were then.

Early pre­dic­tions of Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Mar­cia’s path had the sys­tem slam­ming into the coast just north of Bund­aberg, which would have been cat­a­strophic for the re­gion.

In­stead she crossed fur­ther north and gave the North Bur­nett a kick­ing.

At this point, the bridge at Wallav­ille picked up a few trees and the river re­ceived an­other flush.

PHO­TOS: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

2013: Bur­nett River in flood.

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