Proston resident claims last night's rain was the most in almost a decade.
Proston resident claims last night's rain was the most in almost a decade. Emma-Leigh Trevor

Most overnight rain in nearly a decade

PROSTON residents were smiling from ear to ear when they saw the reading on their rain gauges this morning.

Carley Barnes is one such resident and she said it was the most rain they've had in nearly a decade.

"I checked mum's rain gauge this morning and it said 130mm," she said.

"We haven't had this much rain since the 2010 floods."

Ms Barnes heard the rain coming down when she was tucked up in bed last night but she didn't think it was such a heavy down pour.

"I thought we might get a few inches," she said.

The downpour was a welcome sight for Proston residents however it did mean a challenging time on the road for travellers.

"At about 10pm last night Drake St was flooded," Ms Barnes said.

"There was water right up to hill."

Ms Barnes spent this morning cleaning up at her mother's house.

"Mum's back verandah was completely flooded," she said

"She is a keen gardener so at least her plants are nice and watered."

The welcome deluge will add much needed supplies to the region's water supply.

"I'd say the levels have risen significantly at Lake Boondooma which supplies water to places like Tarong, Proston, Wondai and Hivesville," Ms Barnes said.

The proud Proston resident was confident there would be more rain for the rest the weekend.

"I think based on how humid it is now we will possibly get some rain tonight."

"It's looking pretty dark."

Ms Barnes said as far as she knew tonight's Proston Christmas carnival was still going ahead.

Rainfall from around the region

Residents from around the South Burnett recorded the following rain fall overnight:

  • Kumbia 90mm
  • Hivesville 82mm
  • Kingaroy West 55mm
  • Cushnie 83mm
  • Gordonbrook 80mm
  • Wondai 68mm
South Burnett

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