Flooding of the Burnett River in Bundaberg peaked at 7.92 metres on the 30th of December 2010, and was above major flood level (7m) from the 29th to the 31st. Secondary flooding peaked at 5.76 metres on the 13th of January, and was above moderate flood level (5.5m) from the 13th to the 14th. This moderate level is the point at which houses begin to be affected.

ABC News reported estimates of 300 houses and 120 businesses being inundated.

Over 600mm of rain was recorded throughout most of Burnett catchment during December 2010 to January 2011. There was heavy rainfall of over 100mm throughout most of Burnett catchment between 9am December 26 and 9am on the December 29. The southern part of the Burnett catchment recorded over 300mm between 9am January 7 and 9am on January 13.

Flood height records at Bundaberg commenced in 1875 with 9 major flood peaks in the record, including 3 major flood peaks in 1893. The last major flood was 7.26 metres in July 1954 but previous to that was 8.48 metres in February 1942.

Link: More Info on the 2010-11 Queensland floods

Location map - 2011 Bundaberg (Red dots - flood inundated towns. …

December-January Rainfall - 2011 Bundaberg Flood

Flood Rainfall - 2011 Bundaberg Flood

Flood Height Graph - 2011 Bundaberg Flood

Annual Flood Peaks - Bundaberg