Flood Warning for the Condamine Balonne

IDQ20825

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BALONNE RIVER

Issued at 11:08 am EST on Saturday 31 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 2

Minor flood levels are approaching a peak during Saturday morning on the Balonne River at Surat.

No significant rainfall is forecast during the weekend.

CONDAMINE RIVER FROM WARWICK TO CONDAMINE TOWNSHIP:

Small river level rises are being recorded downstream from Loudon Bridge, where a small flood peak remains in the Brigalow Bridge area.

DOGWOOD CREEK:

Moderate flood levels are expected to be easing at Pine Hill Crossing.

CONDAMINE AND BALONNE RIVERS FROM CONDAMINE TO WAROO:

Minor flood levels remain near a peak at Surat. Minor flood levels are rising further downstream at Weribone.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

BALONNE RIVER at:

WARKON: Remain below minor during the weekend.

SURAT (Manual): Minor flood levels to remain high during the weekend.

WARROO: River level rises expected during Saturday, however levels to remain below minor.

ST GEORGE (Manual): River level rises expected next week, however levels to remain below minor.

Predictions will be refined as upstream peaks are recorded.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:

The next warning is due to be issued by 11:30 am AEST on Sunday 01 February 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Condamine R at Loudoun Br * 2.13m falling 09:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW * 0.92m falling 09:20 AM SAT 31/01/15
Charleys Ck at Seven Oaks * 1.79m steady 08:20 AM SAT 31/01/15
Condamine R at Condamine NA NA
Condamine R at Cotswold * 4.72m steady 08:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Balonne R at Warkon 6.51m rising slowly 09:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Balonne R at Surat (Auto) * 5.62m steady 09:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Balonne R at Surat (manual) NA NA
Balonne R at Weribone * 6.18m rising 08:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Balonne R at Warroo NA NA
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere * 1.15m steady 08:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
Balonne R at St George * (auto) 1.76m steady 09:00 AM SAT 31/01/15
* auto station
NA no obs available

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.