Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

IDQ20765

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ISAAC RIVER, AND MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DAWSON & MACKENZIE RIVERS

Issued at 9:08 am EST on Monday 8 February 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 10

Moderate flood levels are continuing to slowly rise at Yatton on the Isaac River.

The heaviest rainfall since 9 am Monday has been recorded in the Connors River with isolated totals of 50 mm, elsewhere there has been no significant rainfall.

Further showers are expected across the Fitzroy basin today.

DAWSON RIVER TO THEODORE:

Renewed rises are occurring in the headwaters of the upper Dawson River. As of 8am on Monday a minor flood peak is currently between Utopia Downs and Tarana Crossing. Minor flood levels are steady at Taroom. Downsteam river levels are rising between The Glebe and Isla-Delusion Crossing although they are steady at Theodore.

DAWSON RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THEODORE:

River levels continue to ease downstream of Theodore along the lower Dawson River. Minor flood levels are easing between Baralaba and Beckers.

DON AND DEE RIVERS:

River levels have eased below the minor flood level.

CONNORS AND ISAAC RIVERS:

River levels have peaked in the upper Issac at Deverill. River level rises continue in the Upper Connors. Moderate flood levels continue to rise downstream in the Connors River at Pink Lagoon and in the Isaac River at Yatton.

MACKENZIE RIVER TO TARTRUS:

River level remain steady on the Mackenzie River.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

DAWSON RIVER at:

TAROOM: Minor flood levels will continue to rise during Monday, peaking below 5 metres by Tuesday morning.

BARALABA (Manual gauge): Minor flood levels will contine to ease during Monday. Renewed rises and further minor flooding is expected during the week as upstream floodwaters arrive.

ISAAC RIVER at:

YATTON: Moderate flood levels are expected to continue rising through Monday.

MACKENZIE RIVER at:

TARTRUS: Renewed river levels rises are expected above the minor flood level (11.0 metres) by the middle of this week as upstream floodwaters arrive from the Connors and Issac Rivers.

At this stage, river levels on the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

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 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 8th February 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 5.54m steady 08:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Juandah Ck at Windamere * 4.59m falling 12:10 AM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at Taroom * 4.97m steady 08:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at The Glebe 1.16m rising 06:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at Beckers * 5.82m falling 08:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Mackenzie R at Bedford Weir TW # 3.65m steady 08:27 AM MON 08/02/16
Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir HW # 8.65m falling 06:26 AM MON 08/02/16
Connors R at Pink Lagoon * 12.17m rising 07:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Isaac R at Yatton * 13.91m rising 06:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Mackenzie R at Tartrus * 8.41m steady 12:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Fitzroy R at Riverslea * 11.24m steady 08:00 AM MON 08/02/16
Fitzroy R at Rockhampton NA NA
*, # auto station
NA: No observations

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.