We are upgrading the technology behind out flood cams. While this is happening the feeds will be off-line. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Council is using flood camera footage to provide an accurate picture of the flood status at various locations in the Cairns Region.
Peets Bridge in the Goldsborough Valley is the only access bridge for people living in the area and it is therefore crucial that residents can inform themselves on their ability to evacuate.
Freshwater Creek is monitored by a camera at Ryan Weare Park in Freshwater and three cameras in the Redlynch Valley at Mary Parker Drive, Rocks Road and Currunda Creek.
You can view these cameras from different angles below. Images are updated every 30 minutes during normal conditions and more frequently during potential flooding.
The "flood cam" is part of the Flooded Roads Early Warning System (FREWS) project which Council is expanding to other flood-prone infrastructure across the Cairns region.
FREWS involves the installation of flood monitoring equipment to provide up-to-date hydrology data and imagery on flood levels. The data will also be used by Council's Disaster Management Unit and the Local Disaster Management Group to make informed decisions during an emergency or pending emergency.
The project is jointly funded by Cairns Regional Council and The Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience.