Emerald recorded major flooding in December 2010 causing significant inundation to the town. Flooding peaked at a new record of 16.05 metres on December 31.  Major flood level (15m) was exceeded from December 30 to January 2.

ABC News estimated 1000 houses and  95% of properties inundated.

Over 600mm was recorded in parts of the Nogoa River catchment during December 2010 and January 2011. Very heavy rainfall of over 400mm in the Carnarvon ranges between December 26 and 28.
Emerald flood height records began in 1950 with 3 major flood peaks in the record. The last major flood was 15.36 metres January 2008 but previous to that was 15.7 metres in 1950.

Link: More Info on the 2010-11 Queensland floods

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

December-January Rainfall - 2011 Emerald Flood

Flood Rainfall - 2011 Emerald Flood

Flood Height Graph - 2011 Emerald Flood

Annual Flood Peaks - Emerald