Flood Warning for the Border Rivers

IDQ20835

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the Macintyre Brook, Macintyre River and Dumaresq River and Moderate Flood Warning for the Weir River

Issued at 10:52 am EST on Wednesday 1 December 2021

Flood Warning Number: 27

MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG THE DUMARESQ RIVER AT TEXAS WEDNESDAY EVENING

MAJOR FLOODING HAS PEAKED AT INGLEWOOD BRIDGE

RENEWED RISES ARE EXPECTED AT BOGGABILLA AND GOONDIWINDI

Rainfall totals of 40 - 70mm have been recorded in the catchment since 9:00 am Tuesday, following significant rainfall over the last week. Further rainfall is possible during Wednesday but significant rainfall totals are not expected over the catchment.

Dumaresq River:

Moderate to major flood levels are occurring along the upper Dumaresq River and tributaries.

The Dumaresq River at Texas is currently at 7.00 metres and rising, with moderate flooding. The Dumaresq River at Texas is likely to reach the major flood level (8.00 m) Wednesday afternoon. The river level may peak near 8.30 metres Wednesday evening.

Macintyre Brook:

Moderate flood levels are easing in the upper catchment. Coolmunda Dam is spilling, though the outflow is decreasing with the flood peak now downstream in the Inglewood area.

The Macintyre Brook at Inglewood Bridge peaked at 11.20 metres around 02:30 am Wednesday 01 December and is currently at 10.80 metres and falling. The river level at Inglewood Bridge is expected to continue easing slowly, but will remain above the major flood level (10.00 m) Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Macintyre River downstream of Holdfast:

Major flooding is occurring along the Macintyre River downstream of Holdfast.

The Macintyre River at Boggabilla is currently at 10.50 metres and falling. The Macintyre River at Boggabilla is likely to continue falling slowly through Wednesday. But is likely to reach the moderate flood level (11.50 m) Thursday morning and may reach the major flood level (12.00 m) during Thursday. Peak predictions will be provided once upstream peaks have been observed.

The Macintyre River at Goondiwindi is currently at 9.28 metres and falling, with major flooding. The Macintyre River at Goondiwindi is expected to remain above the major flood level (8.50 m) over the next few days, with renewed rises expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday as upstream flood water arrives.

Weir River to Giddi Giddi South:

Moderate to major flooding is occurring in the upper Weir River, with strong river and creek level rises from rainfall overnight.

Weir River downstream of Giddi Giddi South:

River levels are rising in the lower Weir River at Talwood.

There are no observations at the Talwood gauge, but based on the nearby automatic gauge the river level is expected to be above the minor flood level and rising. The Weir River at Talwood is likely to reach the moderate flood level (3.50 m) overnight Wednesday into Thursday with further rises likely later in the week as upstream flood waters begin to arrive.

Flood Safety Advice:

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 06:00 pm EST on Wednesday 01 December 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Quart Pot Ck at Stanthorpe Alert 2.25 Falling 10:49 AM WED 01/12/21
Quart Pot Ck at Stanthorpe TM 2.35 Falling 10:25 AM WED 01/12/21
Dumaresq R at Texas TM 7.03 Steady 10:47 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre Bk at Barongarook TM 3.58 Falling 09:45 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre Bk at Barongarook Alert 3.50 Falling 10:26 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre Bk at Coolmunda Dam HW TM 0.29 Steady 09:45 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre Bk at Inglewood Br Alert 10.75 Falling 10:30 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre Bk at Booba Sands TM 7.99 Rising 10:25 AM WED 01/12/21
Dumaresq R at Bengalla TM 7.53 Rising 10:42 AM WED 01/12/21
Severn R at Ashford 3.43 Rising 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre R at New Kildonan TM 8.45 Falling 10:32 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre R at Boggabilla 10.50 Falling 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre R at Goondiwindi TM 9.28 Falling 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Callandoon Ck at OonavaleTM 6.48 Steady 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Macintyre R at Terrewah 7.14 Steady 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at O'Connor TM 12.85 Rising 09:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at Retreat Br TM 9.95 Steady 10:50 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at Gunn Br TM 6.44 Steady 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Yarrill Ck at Medpark Br TM 5.74 Rising 10:27 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at Giddi Giddi South TM 4.20 Rising 09:31 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at Talwood 3.15 Rising 09:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Weir R at Jericho TM 2.80 Rising 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21
Barwon R at Mungindi 6.06 Steady 10:00 AM WED 01/12/21

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.