Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River

Issued at 10:17 am EST on Friday 20 April 2018

Flood Warning Number: 45

Minor flood levels on the lower Diamantina River at Birdsville continue to fall very slowly.

On Friday morning the Diamantina River Bridge approach was still affected by floodwaters. Road users are advised to follow the instruction of local authorities.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:

Minor flooding is easing along the lower Diamantina River.

The Diamantina River at Birdsville is currently at 4.55 metres (minor flood) and falling very slowly. The Diamantina River at Birdsville will continue to slowly ease, and expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) until later this weekend or early next week.

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 10:30 am EST on Monday 23 April 2018.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM 0.86 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/04/18
Diamantina R at Roseberth 4.65 Falling 07:05 AM FRI 20/04/18
Diamantina R at Birdsville 4.55 Falling 09:00 AM FRI 20/04/18

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.