Happy to avoid a repeat of 2013
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.
2013: Burnett River in flood.