Maryborough will benefit from more flood warning systems installed in the Mary River catchment area.
Maryborough will benefit from more flood warning systems installed in the Mary River catchment area. FILE

Flood warning devices installed

MARYBOROUGH is among a handful of towns set to receive greater warning of potential flooding from new flood maps and rain gauges installed in the Mary River catchment area.

The new warnings have been installed in the Conondale area on the Sunshine Coast and will help to give Maryborough up to 72 hours warning of approaching floodwater.

Fraser Coast Disaster co-ordinator Mal Churchill said the more early warning to come out of the Sunshine Coast, the better for those in the path of the river.

"All that rainfall is going to come our way," he said.

He said the Fraser Coast Regional Council was also actively planning for more warning systems on its stretch of the river, particularly around Maryborough.

"The more early warning we can get, the better we can prepare," he said.

"Fraser Coast Regional Council is also looking at issues for our stretch of the river as well."

Mr Churchill said a number of monitors had already been installed at locations around the Fraser Coast.



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