North Queensland flood warning infrastructure project complete
The Flood Warning Infrastructure Network (FWIN) project to upgrade North Queensland’s flood warning network is now complete.
This $8 million project saw 180 new flood warning assets installed across 28 council areas in the Far North, North and North West of the state.
These rain gauges, rain towers, flood warning signs and high-tech cameras at strategic locations support more timely flood warning intelligence. Data from rain and river gauges will be incorporated into the Bureau of Meteorology's network and will improve forecasts and warnings for primary producers and communities.
The project is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) package activated to support people in Queensland’s north after the 2019 Far North and North Queensland Monsoon event.
More information is available at www.qra.qld.gov.au/fwin
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