Flash flooding at Mount Barney causes havoc for campers

WATER: Spring Creek at Beaudesert on Wednesday afternoon.
WATER: Spring Creek at Beaudesert on Wednesday afternoon.

THUNDERSTORMS have smashed into Mount Barney, putting a dampener on weekend plans for some campers.

Mount Barney Lodge owners Tracey and Innes Larkin said they had a busy campground booked for the weekend but had stood all their guests down in advance.

"We have one camping couple on site now but they are high and dry in their van," she said.

"Also two camper trailer guests who we upgraded to huts as soon as we knew more than 30 millimetres was coming on an already saturated catchment."

Ms Larkin said Mount Barney Lodge had recorded close to 100 millimetres by 7pm today.

"And there is a ferocious storm cell in progress now," she said.

"There is lightning every 15 seconds to the north."

This comes after the Bureau of Meteorology predicted showers and storms would continue into the end of next week after a wetter than usual November.

Beaudesert recorded 129.8mm, well above the district's monthly November average of 83.4mm.

The Leslie Harrison Dam at Redlands is spilling as is Wyaralong between Beaudesert and Boonah, while the giant Wivenhoe Dam has risen to 40.1 per cent, up from 36 per cent earlier in the week.

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