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Can we flood-proof the Brisbane River?
4BC Drive: Gary Hardgrave will present a special program today on flood-proofing Brisbane.
Gary will broadcast live from Eagle Street Pier beside the Brisbane River interviewing experts from industry, government and academia as well as taking calls and inviting Brisbane listeners to join the conversation and see if we can flood-proof the Brisbane River.
For further information please contact 4BC PR's Donna Lynch.
Why was Brisbane built on an alluvial flood plain?
Rivers in Tropical and Subtropical areas are prone to floods.
Where it rains we need drains.
Why would you build next to the Brisbane River, furthermore, why would you insure dumbasses that build there.
They cause nothing more than an annual headache to the rest of us.Rich Tuesday 5 February, 2013 - 8:28 AM
Course we can, we just have to build more dams on all the inflowing river systems, build 66 foot levees along every inch of the river and only allow Liberal politicians to have control of the levers.
Poof! No more floods.Bob Lord Monday 4 February, 2013 - 7:16 PM
Queensland Transport are refusing to clean out mangrove infested drainage culverts. Brisbane City Council want the community to wait until after the wet season to clean their drainage culverts out and Queensland Rail own some of the largest dams across our waterways in Brisbane if not Queensland. They ALL sit on their hands and just wait for rain.
All documented at: http://www.rag.org.au/lyttonBarry Wilson Friday 1 February, 2013 - 3:34 PM
As a victim of the 2011 floods, or should I say the mismanagement of a multi million dollar piece of public infrastructure, yes you can flood proof Brisbane and Ipswich.
The Bremer River backed up to a R.L. level of 18.3 metres or 61 ft above its high tide level and into our home in January 2011.
I say BACKED-UP because it has just been proved to me that the Bremer can handle the tributary flows if unimpeded by the Brisbane River by the fact that in the early hours of Monday 28th. January 2013 flood waters did not get to the12 meter mark at our place.
The Wivenhoe if managed properly has done its job.Colene Friday 1 February, 2013 - 1:06 PM
Yes, we can use mundines ego as a new damChristian Piggott Friday 1 February, 2013 - 10:50 AM
"keystone pipeline system" like in america, except it would be used more for draining dams and rivers to more remote areas where no infra structures of towns and community where built, further west or further east to the shore line. Brisbane is already using similar pipelines for clean water and sewage plants, why not a pipeline for clearing water out at the same time. its simple answer to a great cause, not everyone can afford to build a wall like castle around there home to protect it from man made floods let alone raise there houses from the ground to level of peak flooding. The government is a joke, they dont fix problems and save money. They rather cause more problems and waste more money on infrastructure we don't really need.so the answer is can we flood-proof brisbane river. yes we can, Unfortunately theres two kinds of people in this world, ones that make it happen and ones that are waiting for someone to make it happen for them.Mark Fusu Hunt Friday 1 February, 2013 - 10:50 AM