Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

IDQ20865

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOWER DIAMANTINA RIVER

Issued at 9:49 am EST on Friday 26 August 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 21

River level rises are expected along the lower reaches of the Diamantina River at Birdsville during next week, where minor flood levels are possible.

DIAMANTINA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF DIAMANTINA LAKES:

River level rises have commenced at Durrie Station on Friday morning, with rises expected further downstream at Roseberth during the weekend.

River level rises are also expected to reach Birdsville during next week.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

DIAMANTINA RIVER at:

BIRDSVILLE: Rises above the minor flood levels (4.0 metres) are possible during next week.

Predictions will be provided once 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.qldalert.com

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 10:00 am AEST on Monday 29th August 2016, or earlier if the situation changes.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Mills Ck at Oondooroo * 1.26m steady 08:00 AM FRI 26/08/16
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes * 1.14m steady 08:00 AM FRI 26/08/16
Diamantina R at Monkira NA NA
Diamantina R at Durrie 1.44m rising 07:00 AM FRI 26/08/16
Diamantina R at Roseberth NA NA
Diamantina R at Birdsville NA NA
* auto station
NA no obs reported

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.