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Rivers Involved
Series Of Events
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Took place start of Nov 2010-Jan 2011.
Primarily in the state of Queensland, including it's capital Brisbane.
Damage initially estimated at around A$1 billion.
Estimated reduction in Australia's GDP was around A$30 billion.
3/4 of the state of Queensland was declared a disaster zone.
Around A$30 billion of damage was caused.
At least 70 towns and over 200,000 people were affected
= The affected area.…read more

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Flooding was widespread throughout Queensland from the end of November 2010-January
2011. Several different sets of rain caused many rivers to rise over a length of time.…read more

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Physical Causes
Australia had been coming out of an El Niño for some time, which means that many
parts of Australia had seen gradually increasing rainfall. The rainfall recorded in September
2010 made it Australia's wettest month overall in 110 years. Queensland already experi-
enced flooding in early 2009 (at the same time that southern Australia had the terrible
Black Saturday bushfires), and higher than normal rainfall in 2010, increasing towards the
end of the year.…read more

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Human Causes
Urbanisation-there are a lot of big cities near these rivers, where there are big cities
there will be a lot of concrete on the ground. This prevents percolation into the ground
and increases runoff. Meaning more of the precipitation will be reaching rivers faster.
Brisbane is a major city in Australia and is always having major developments to it's
infrastructure such as new apartments being built or shopping centres.…read more

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Fitzroy River before
and during the floods.
maps Dec 2010
and Jan 2011.
River conditions
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