THE Logan River has peaked, reaching levels not seen since the devastating floods of 1974.
The river reached a height of 10.30 metres at Waterford around 4.50pm on Saturday, causing widespread significant major flooding. As many as 250 homes were under threat of being inundated on Saturday aftenroon.
Logan Mayor Luke Smith said the severity of the damage would not be known until the flooding receded.
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“This is higher than 1974 and it’s more of an impact right across our city than we’ve ever seen,” Cr Smith told the ABC.
“We understand more than 250 homes across Logan will experience in inundation of water … and we’re yet to realise the severity of that until we see the Logan River recede.”
Waterford residents are desperately trying to prepare their homes for flooding with the Logan River rising & coming dangerously close pic.twitter.com/dQxeafRnTp
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The Logan River at Maclean Bridge peaked at 20.66 metres around 2am on Saturday. It’s now slowly receding in this area and is expected to fall below the major flood level of 16m overnight Saturday and into Sunday.
No data is available for the Logan River at Eagleby, however, major flood levels are expected to be occurring with the river tipped to peak near 6 metres this evening.
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Meanwhile, river levels have eased along the Albert River after peaking near record levels on Friday.
The river was slightly above minor flood level and falling at Beenleigh on Saturday afternoon.