Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland
MAJOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BALONNE RIVER
Issued at 9:50 am EST on Friday 12 February 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.
Issue Number: 11
Major flood levels are possible at St George later Friday.
No further significant rainfall is expected.
BALONNE RIVER FROM SURAT TO WAROO:
River levels at Surat on the Balonne River eased below the minor flood level (5.0 metres) Thursday afternoon and continued to ease overnight Thursday. Downstream, minor flood levels are easing at Weribone, with river levels expected to be rising at Waroo (observations not available).
River levels fell below the minor flood level (4.8 metres) at Old Cashmere overnight Thursday, and continue to ease Friday morning.
BALONNE RIVER FROM WAROO TO ST GEORGE:
Moderate flood levels continued rising overnight Thursday at St George, with a slight easing Friday morning.
BALONNE RIVER, BALONNE RIVER MINOR AND BOKHARA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF ST GEORGE:
Minor flood levels are rising on the Balonne River Minor at Hastings.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
BALONNE RIVER at:
WAROO: River levels will remain below the minor flood level (9.0 metres).
ST GEORGE: Moderate flood levels to continue, with renewed rises to the major flood level (6.0 metres) possible during Friday.
DIRRIBANDI: Rises to the minor flood level (4.0 metres) possible later in the weekend.
Forecasts downstream of St George will be refined once St George has peaked.
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.qldalert.com
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:00 am AEST on Saturday 13th February 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River||Date/Time of Observation|
|Balonne R at Surat (Auto) *||4.15m falling||08:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Balonne R at Weribone *||7.31m falling||04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Maranoa R at Old Cashmere *||4.54m falling||04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Balonne R at St George * (auto)||5.41m falling||08:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Culgoa R at Woolerbilla *||1.75m steady||04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd *||1.83m steady||08:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|Ballandool R at Hebel-Bollon Rd *||1.79m steady||04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16|
|* auto station|
Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood
Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.