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Aerial vision of Darling Downs rain damage

VIEW FROM ABOVE: The Condamine Alliance chartered a flight to check the damage from recent rainfall.
VIEW FROM ABOVE: The Condamine Alliance chartered a flight to check the damage from recent rainfall. Contributed

AS VIEWS from above so often do, an aerial inspection of the region's main waterways conducted by the Condamine Alliance has painted a clearer picture of the worst-affected areas.

Following a period of heavy rainfall experienced in late March, the Condamine Alliance chartered a flight last Wednesday to collect video footage to determine if any new damage had been sustained.

Condamine Alliance general manager of programs Andrew McCartney said during the past 15 months the alliance had provided assistance to help land managers across the Condamine catchment area recover from flood damage sustained in Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and they wanted to know if any further damage occurred in the recent heavy rains and flash flooding.

The inspection confirmed damage had been sustained along the target creeks and rivers, especially in such areas as Mt Tyson, Yangan and Kingsthorpe with limited ground cover as a result of the recent dry spell.

Condamine Alliance CEO Phil McCullough said the findings were unsurprising.

"History tells us that when we get short, sharp storms after drought events, we will get evidence of soil movement and it will be worse in some places," he said.

The Condamine Alliance will now arrange for field officers to visit damaged sites in the target locations and meet with land managers to decide on possible repair activities.

Primary producers who have experienced flood damage are encouraged to phone the Condamine Alliance on 4620 0111.

Topics:  aerial flood damage southern downs