Flood Warning for Daintree River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Daintree River and Flood Warning for the Mossman River

Issued at 9:01 am EST on Thursday 21 March 2019

Flood Warning Number: 5

River levels at Daintree Village are expected to remain around the moderate flood level during Thursday.

Over the next few days, the river levels may reach similar levels to those recorded during late December 2018 when Daintree Village peaked at 8.75 metres. Levels are not expected to reach the January 2019 flood levels.

Rainfall totals of up to 100 mm have been recorded in the Daintree River catchment in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday. Further heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Trevor is possible during Thursday.

For information regarding Tropical Cyclone Trevor, please see the warnings on the Bureau website at: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Daintree River:

River levels will remain high between Bairds and Daintree Village for the next few days. Further rainfall is forecast for Thursday which will likely cause renewed river level rises.

The Daintree River at Daintree Village is currently at 6.40 metres and falling. The Daintree River at Daintree Village is expected to remain around the moderate flood level (6.00 m) during Thursday. Further rises to higher levels are possible, dependent on forecast rainfall.

Mossman River:

River levels remain high along the Mossman River following recent rainfall. Further rises are possible with forecast rainfall.

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 04:00 pm EST on Thursday 21 March 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Daintree R at Bairds TM 8.73 Rising 07:00 AM THU 21/03/19
Daintree R at Daintree Village TM 6.40 Falling 07:08 AM THU 21/03/19
Mossman R at Mossman TM 4.48 Rising 07:00 AM THU 21/03/19
Mossman Tide TM 2.53 Steady 07:30 AM THU 21/03/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. 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.