Flood Warning for the Condamine Balonne

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the Balonne and Maranoa Rivers

Issued at 9:47 pm EST on Sunday 23 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 37

Major flooding is occurring along parts of the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers with major flooding expected at St George during Monday evening.

Further showers and storms are possible overnight Sunday and during Monday although the rainfall is not expected to be as heavy.

Balonne River to Surat:

River levels have peaked along the Balonne River to Surat with minor flooding rising in Yuleba Creek during Sunday evening.

The Balonne River at Warkon is currently at 7.07 metres (minor) and falling. River levels are expected to fall below the minor flood level (7.00 m) during Monday morning.

The Balonne River at Surat peaked around 9.60 metres Sunday morning and is currently 9.33 metres (major) and falling. River levels are expected to fall below the major flood level (9.00 m) during Monday.

Bungil Creek:

River levels have peaked upstream of Roma with river level rises continuing downstream of Roma at Garrabarra during Sunday evening.

The Bungil Creek at Roma (automatic station) is currently 4.54 metres (below minor) and nearing a peak. River levels are expected to peak below the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Sunday evening.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:

Moderate to major flooding continues to rise along the Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam and also in Muckadilla Creek during Sunday evening.

The Balonne River at Warroo (automatic station) is currently at 10.71 metres and rising. The river level at Warroo is expected to exceed the major flood level (12.00 m) during Monday afternoon.

Maranoa River:

Moderate to major flooding continues along the Maranoa River downstream of Mitchell and also in Amby Creek during Sunday evening.

River height observations are not available for the manual station at Mitchell. However, based on the automatic gauge it is expected that river levels remain above the minor flood level (3.00 metres). Renewed rises are possible overnight Sunday with further heavy rainfall.

The Maranoa River at Springfield is currently at 9.90 metres and falling. River levels at Springfield are likely to fall below the major flood level (8.00 m) during Monday.

The Maranoa River at Woodlands is currently at 6.20 metres and rising. River levels are expected to exceed the major flood level (7.00 m) during Monday, with a peak near 7.10 metres likely during Monday night.

Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:

Major flooding is likely along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam.

River height observations are not available for the manual station at St George, however based on the automatic gauge it is expected to be above the moderate flood level (8.00 metres) and rising. The Balonne River at St George is likely to exceed the major flood level (10.00 m) Monday evening with further rises during the week. A peak prediction will be provided when upstream peaks have been observed.

The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is currently at 3.75 metres (below minor) and rising. River levels at Dirranbandi are likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Monday. River level rises are expected to continue for at least the next week, with detailed predictions to be provided when upstream peaks have been observed.

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 11:00 am EST on Monday 24 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Condamine R at Cotswold TM 5.00 Steady 07:12 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Warkon 7.07 Falling 06:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM 1.70 Steady 08:21 PM SUN 23/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM 2.55 Rising 09:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Bungil Ck at Roma TM 4.54 Steady 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Surat (manual) 9.33 Falling 07:55 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Weribone TM 11.96 Rising 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Warroo TM 10.71 Steady 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM 0.22 Rising 09:06 PM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Springfield 9.90 Falling 06:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Woodlands 6.20 Rising 06:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM 3.84 Rising 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM -0.02 Steady 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM 1.21 Falling 08:50 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at St George (manual) Not Available
Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM 5.61 Rising 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM 3.67 Steady 08:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi 3.75 Rising 03:50 PM SUN 23/02/20
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM 4.27 Steady 07:18 PM SUN 23/02/20

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.