Flood Warning for the Diamantina River


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River

Issued at 10:50 am EST on Sunday 21 April 2019

Flood Warning Number: 22

River level rises continue in the lower Diamantina River with moderate flooding possible at Birdsville later in the week.

No significant rainfall is expected across the catchment during the remainder of the weekend and into next week.

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:

River levels are nearing a peak at Durrie Station on Sunday.

No manual observations are current for Birdsville, however based on the automatic station river level rises (below minor) are occurring at Birdsville during Sunday morning. The Diamantina River at Birdsville will continue rising and is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) later on Sunday or early Monday, with higher levels and moderate flooding (above 6.00 m) possible later in the 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 12:00 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM 1.10 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 21/04/19
Diamantina R at Monkira Not Available
Diamantina R at Durrie 2.45 Rising 06:00 AM SUN 21/04/19
Diamantina R at Roseberth 4.95 Rising 08:15 AM SUN 21/04/19
Diamantina R at Birdsville Not Available

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.