Water pours over the spillway at Wivenhoe Dam, west of Brisbane, during the 2011 floods. Water pours over the spillway at Wivenhoe Dam, west of Brisbane, during the 2011 floods. WIVENHOE Dam risked collapse if water was not released in the wake of the extraordinary weather that fuelled the tragic Grantham and Toowoomba floods in 2011, a Sydney Court has been told.
Damage at West End Autos during the 2011 Brisbane floods. Damage at West End Autos during the 2011 Brisbane floods. DAM engineers at Wivenhoe and Somerset dams saved southeast Queenslanders $5.5 billion in property loss and damage during the January 2011 deluge, yet were attacked by "armchair critics,'' a Sydney court has been told.
THE savage drought which gripped Queensland at the start of the century left the State Government reluctant to release water from dams, contributing to a major flood disaster in 2011, a court heard yesterday. The culture of saving water – combined with a refusal by dam engineers to take into account Bureau of Meteorology forecasts – contributed to the massive flooding which swept the southeast in early 2011, peaking on January 13, the Sydney hearing was told.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".