Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River

Issued at 9:50 am EST on Saturday 23 February 2019

Flood Warning Number: 26

Major flood levels are occurring on the lower Diamantina River at Birdsville.

No significant rainfall has fallen across the catchment during the last week and no further rain is expected for the next few days. Water levels will change only very slowly over coming days.

For more information on the Diamantina/Goyder/Warburton in South Australia see;

http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/flood/inlandrivers.shtml

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:

Moderate to major flooding continues along the lower Diamantina River between Diamantina Lakes and Birdsville.

The Diamantina River at Birdsville is peaking at around 8.10 metres (just above major flood level of 8.0 metres) and is near steady. The Diamantina River at Birdsville will remain just above the major flood level during Saturday and Sunday.

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 10:00 am EST on Sunday 24 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM 4.18 Falling 08:00 AM SAT 23/02/19
Diamantina R at Durrie 3.53 Steady 06:00 AM SAT 23/02/19
Diamantina R at Roseberth 6.40 Steady 07:25 AM SAT 23/02/19
Diamantina R at Birdsville 8.10 Steady 09:00 AM SAT 23/02/19

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.