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Much of the rain that fell in the Toowoomba region, causing devastating flash floods, is making its way into the Brisbane River.

The water is expected to move into the catchment of the Wivenhoe Dam system that feeds Brisbane.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh Coach Outlet is warning residents to listen to radio reports.

She says more water will be released from Wivenhoe Dam today to try and reduce the flood threat.

"The releases being made from Wivenhoe Dam are not optional," she said.

"We need to make sure that we protect people down this river system."

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Queensland Police have advised people who live or are currently near the Brisbane River at West End to move to higher ground.

Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Brett Harrison says tomorrow's high tide is likely to push the Brisbane River level to three metres.

"A lot of those low-lying areas will see water where it hasn't been for a while," he said.

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman says the flood threat is real and residents should heed the warning.

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"We are giving you a scenario at the moment that people can actually plan on and make preparations on.

"We hope it doesn't happen but if it does and power balance we didn't tell people, then they'd be quite rightfully be upset."

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Translink says the amount of floodwater in the river is making it unsafe to operate the ferries.

The Bremer River at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, is expected to peak at midday (AEST).

Several homes at Karalee are expected to be inundated but Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale says the city's central business district should not be affected.

A telephone hotline - 1300 993 191 - has been set up Coach Sunglasses for people seeking information on friends and relatives caught up in the flooding disaster.


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