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Floodwaters May Threaten More Cotton in Queensland, Group Says

Flooding in Australia, the fourth-largest cotton exporter, may threaten more crops in Queensland state as rivers continue to swell and with further rain forecast for growing regions.

The Balonne River is at risk of flooding crops at St George as damage is assessed around Theodore and Emerald, where waters are receding, Sydney-based Cotton Australia spokesman David Bone said. The floodwaters at St George, where cotton crops were inundated in March, may peak next week, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.