Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

Issued at 10:25 am EST on Thursday 20 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 12

River levels are expected to fall below the level of the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road Causeway over the next few days. Flood waters reached Birdsville earlier in the week, with river levels continuing to very slowly rise.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Diamantina River to Diamantina Lakes:

River levels at Diamantina Lakes continue to fall slowly, where at 9am Thursday the river level was about 0.26 metres above the level of the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road Causeway.

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:

Flood waters continue to slowly arrive downstream at Monkira, where at 7:30am Thursday the river level was 0.22 metres above the level of the causeway.

No observations are available for Birdsville manual gauge, however the DEWNR automatic gauge shows flood waters have now reached the Birdsville area (below minor) and rising very slowly. The Diamantina River at Birdsville is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during the weekend as flood waters continue to arrive.

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 11:00 am EST on Monday 24 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Mills Ck at Oondooroo TM 1.27 Steady 09:00 AM THU 20/02/20
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM 2.36 Steady 09:00 AM THU 20/02/20
Diamantina R at Monkira 3.12 Rising 07:30 AM THU 20/02/20
Diamantina R at Durrie Not Available
Diamantina R at Roseberth Not Available
Diamantina R at Birdsville Not Available

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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.