Queensland floods: satellite images before and after reveal devastation | Australia news
The Queensland floods have wrecked homes and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to property.
In the regional and rural parts of the state, an estimated 500,000 cattle have been killed by flood waters, devastating graziers already struggling with the impact of prolonged drought.
Satellite photos show the full extent of the flood waters streaming south through the west of the state – from the Gulf of Carpentaria down towards the centre of Australia.
Below you can see flooding from the Flinders, Bynoe and Norman rivers at the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, south-west of the small town of Karumba.
Further south, the flood waters stretch between the Flinders and Norman rivers, spanning approximately 80km in width at the widest point.
Most of the east coast has been covered by cloud in recent satellite photos. Below you can see a plume of silt flowing from the Burdekin River into the ocean near the Great Barrier Reef.
A closer view of the Flinders River in flood, in the region north of Julia Creek and Maxwelton.
Below is the leading edge of the flood waters heading towards central Australia.