Cooby Dam spilling; no immediate risk to Oakey town

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is advising there is no immediate risk to Oakey township from water spilling over the Cooby Dam wall. Council is monitoring the situation.

TRC Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) chair, Mayor Paul Antonio, said a standard emergency alert for a Flood Watch and Act notification was issued this morning (May 12) at the request of the Local Disaster Coordination Centre.

“Council’s Water Operations centre is monitoring the Region’s three dams around the clock and will provide updates as required,” Mayor Antonio said.

“Council today (May 12) started contacting property owners who are directly downstream of Cooby Dam.

“We are continuing to update these residents in line with our emergency action plan, along with residents downstream of Cressbrook Dam.

“There is no imminent threat to Oakey township. Council will continue to issue advice that directly concerns the Oakey community if the situation changes.

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