Flood Warning for the Condamine Balonne

IDQ20825

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Condamine and Balonne Rivers

Issued at 10:40 am EST on Sunday 28 November 2021

Flood Warning Number: 23

MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE CONDAMINE RIVER AND EXPECTED AT CHINCHILLA WEIR ON SUNDAY

Rainfall totals up to 141 mm were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday across the lower Condamine River in the Chinchilla and Miles area. Renewed river level rises are occurring along parts of the lower Condamine River catchment. Peaks continue to move through the rest of the Condamine-Balonne catchment from earlier rainfall.

Further showers and thunderstorms are possible over the next few days.

Condamine River to Warwick:

River levels continue to ease along the upper Condamine River to Warwick, with minor flooding easing at Murrays Bridge.

The Condamine River at Warwick is currently at 3.71 metres (below minor) and falling. Renewed river level rises are possible over the next few days with further showers and thunderstorms.

Condamine River downstream of Warwick to Loudoun Bridge:

River level rises are occurring along the Condamine River downstream of Warwick to Loudoun Bridge.

The Condamine River was at Pratten was at 5.6 metres (minor flood) at 6:30am Sunday and nearing a peak. The Condamine River at Pratten is likely to fall below the minor flood level (5.50 m) Sunday afternoon.

The Condamine River at Tummaville is currently at 3.16 metres (below minor) and rising. The Condamine River at Tummaville may exceed the minor flood level (5.00 m) Sunday afternoon, and may peak near 6.50 metres (minor flood) overnight Sunday into Monday.

The Condamine River at Cecil Plains is currently at 4.39 metres (below minor) and steady. River level rises are likely during Sunday and early part of next week as upstream floodwater arrives.

Myall Creek:

Creek levels along Myall Creek remain below minor however renewed rises are possible over the next few days associated with forecast rainfall.

Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge to Cotswold:

Renewed river level rises are possible along the Condamine River between Loudoun Bridge and Cotswold over the next few days.

No river level observations are available on the Condamine River at Ranges Bridge but the river level is likely to be below the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Sunday morning. River level rises are likely during Sunday and early part of next week as upstream floodwater arrives.

The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is currently at 5.76 metres and rising. The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is expected to exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) late Sunday morning.

No river level observations are available on the Condamine River at Condamine Township, but river levels are likely to be below the minor flood level (5.00 m) and rising. River level rises are likely at Condamine Township during Sunday as upstream flood water moves downstream, but levels are likely to remain below the minor flood level for the next few days.

Charleys Creek:

Creek levels in Charleys Creek are rising from recent rainfall, but remain below minor.

Further renewed creek rises are possible in the next few days associated with forecast rainfall.

Balonne River to Surat:

River levels are rising along the Balonne River through to Surat.

No river level observations are available on the Balonne River at Warkon but the river levels are likely to be below the minor flood level (7.00 m) and rising. The Balonne River at Warkon may exceed the minor flood level (7.00 m) early next week.

There are currently no observations for the Surat manual station. However based on levels at the Surat (auto) station, the river level is expected to be above the minor flood level (5.00 m) and rising slowly. The Balonne River at Surat is expected to remain below the moderate flood level (7.00 m) over the next few days.

Bungil Creek:

Renewed creek level rises are possible in the next few days associated with forecast rainfall.

The Bungil Creek at Roma is currently at 1.17 metres (below minor) and steady.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:

Minor flood levels have peaked at Weribone, whilst renewed river level rises are being recorded further downstream at Warroo.

Maranoa River:

The flood peak on the Maranoa River is approaching Woodlands.

No observations are available for the Mitchell manual station. However based on the nearby automatic station the river level is expected to be below the minor flood level (2.00 metres). The Maranoa River at Mitchell is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during the next few days.

The Maranoa River at Springfield is currently at 2.55 metres (below minor) and falling. The Maranoa River at Springfield will remain below the minor flood level (6.00 m) during the next few days.

The Maranoa River at Woodlands peaked at 5.50 metres around 06:00 pm Saturday 27 November and is currently at 4.75 metres (below minor) and falling. The Maranoa River at Woodlands will remain below the minor flood level (5.00 m) during the next few days.

Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:

River levels are generally easing downstream of St George as flood water moves through the lower reaches of the Balonne River system, renewed rises are possible later this week.

No river level observations are available for the Balonne River at St George (manual gauge), but based on the nearby automatic station river levels have commenced to slowly rise. The Balonne River at St George is expected to remain below the minor flood level (6.00 m) over the next few days as floodwaters arrive.

No observations are available at Dirranbandi (manual gauge). River levels are expected to be below minor during Saturday.

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 05:00 pm EST on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Condamine R at Warwick Alert 3.71 Steady 10:31 AM SUN 28/11/21
Sandy Ck at Leslie Dam HW TM -2.10 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Glengallan Ck near Backwater Ck Alert 1.25 Steady 09:52 AM SUN 28/11/21
Dalrymple Ck at Allora TM 1.20 Falling 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Millbrook Alert 4.99 Rising 09:56 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Tummaville TM 3.16 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Centenary Bridge TM 3.26 Rising 10:22 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Cecil Plains TM 4.39 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Gowrie Ck at Oakey TM 0.51 Falling 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Oakey Ck at Jondaryan TM 1.88 Falling 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Oakey Ck at Fairview TM 4.26 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Loudoun Br Alert 2.96 Rising 10:25 AM SUN 28/11/21
Myall Ck at Dalby Alert 0.60 Steady 08:57 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Ranges Br Not Available
Condamine R at Warra-Kogan Rd Br Not Available
Jandowae Creek at Jandowae Alert 0.42 Steady 10:35 AM SUN 28/11/21
Cooranga Ck at Warra Alert 1.85 Steady 08:57 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Brigalow Br TM 8.48 Steady 10:25 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW TM 5.77 Rising 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Charleys Ck at Burncluith Bridge Alert 0.44 Rising 09:01 AM SUN 28/11/21
Charleys Creek at Chinchilla Alert 2.72 Steady 09:43 AM SUN 28/11/21
Condamine R at Condamine Not Available
Condamine R at Cotswold TM 5.96 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Dogwood Ck at Miles Alert 4.89 Rising 10:22 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at Warkon Not Available
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM 0.824 Steady 06:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM 0.15 Steady 09:03 AM SUN 28/11/21
Bungil Ck at Roma TM 1.17 Falling 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at Surat (manual) Not Available
Balonne R at Weribone TM 7.55 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at Warroo TM 6.26 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM 0.27 Falling 10:18 AM SUN 28/11/21
Maranoa R at Mitchell Not Available
Maranoa R at Springfield 2.55 Falling 09:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Maranoa R at Woodlands 4.75 Falling 09:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM 3.12 Rising 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM 0.02 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM -0.04 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R at St George (manual) Not Available
Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM 2.93 Rising 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM 4.20 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21
Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi Not Available
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM 2.67 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 28/11/21

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.