Drought breaks in Noosa’s hinterland towns

FALLS of up to 250mm in Noosa's hinterland areas like Black Mountain have broken the drought and because of the big summer dry there has been no repeat of savage flash-flooding as experienced previously in Cooroy and Kin Kin.

Noosa disaster co-ordinator Alan Rogers said there were up to 10 road closures by yesterday morning as rains eased off, with some water in yards in Rifle St at Pomona.

Callers to local radio stations yesterday reported falls of around 200mm at Tewantin and Doonan, with one property owner at Doonan saying that her dam which was empty on Tuesday was now spilling over.

Amazingly Lake Macdonald was sitting at 86% capacity, up 32% in just a week after inflows of 301mm.

Mr Rogers was pleased that the rain event was nothing like in recent years.

"There has been nothing hugely dramatic," he said yesterday. The areas most affected were Pomona, Black Mountain and Kin Kin.

"There were reports of 250mm at Black Mountain since 9am yesterday (Thursday)."

Mr Rogers said at 7am yesterday 10 Noosa roads were closed and two hours later that had dropped to five.