1955 : Downtown Brisbane Under 10 Feet Of Water

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2 Responses to 1955 : Downtown Brisbane Under 10 Feet Of Water

  1. Rosco says:

    I was only 1 when this happened so I don’t remember it too well.

    1974 I do remember and obviously the slightly less devastating 2011 flood.

    Gympie floods so regularly it is inconceivable that they built the town centre where they did.

    Maryborough is on the same river – the Mary.

    There was a proposal to dam the Mary River which regularly floods Gympie. It was for water storage, primarily during Brisbane’s prolonged drought of the 2000’s, but would have probably stopped flooding in Gympie and Maryborough as a side benefit.

    It was rejected on environmental grounds as the Mary River turtle and lungfish require running water for survival. As if some alternate channel couldn’t have been provided.

    Gympie flooded five times I think since the original dam proposition and a few times since it was rejected.

    Glad I don’t live there.

  2. Brian H says:

    “… and nary a drop to drink.”

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