Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

IDQ20765

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Connors and Isaac Rivers and Minor Flood Warning for the Dawson River

Issued at 11:09 am EST on Friday 28 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 9

Moderate flooding is easing on the Isaac River at Yatton.

Isolated heavy rainfall particularly over eastern parts of the catchment has occurred over the last few days.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday, but are expected to ease over the next few days.

Dawson River to Theodore:

Minor flooding is occurring across the headwaters of the upper Dawson River with a flood peak between Taroom and Theodore.

The Dawson River at Taroom is currently at 5.19 metres and rising. The river level at Taroom is likely to remain above the minor flood level (4.50 m) during Friday.

The Dawson River at Theodore is currently at 8.82 metres and rising slowly. The Dawson River at Theodore is expected to remain above the minor flood level (8.00 m) during Friday. The river level may peak near 8.9 metres overnight Friday into Saturday.

Dawson River downstream of Theodore:

Minor flooding is expected along the Dawson River downstream of Theodore.

The Dawson River at Moura is currently at 6.10 metres and rising. The river level at Moura is expected to remain above the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Friday.

No observations are available at the Baralaba manual gauge but the river level is expected to be around the minor flood level (4.0 metres) and rising based on the nearby automatic gauge. The Dawson River at Baralaba is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday and continue to rise over the next few days.

Connors and Isaac Rivers:

Moderate flood levels are continuing to ease on the Connors and Isaac Rivers.

The Isaac River at Yatton peaked at 12.20 metres around 01:00 pm Thursday 27 February and is currently at 11.31 metres and falling. The river level at Yatton will remain above the moderate flood level (9.50 m) during Friday. The river level is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (9.50 m) Saturday.

Mackenzie River:

Small river level rises are occurring in the lower Mackenzie River around Tartrus during Friday.

The Mackenzie River at Tartrus is currently at 7.81 metres and steady. The Mackenzie River at Tartrus is expected to remain below the minor flood level (11.00 m) going into the weekend.

Fitzroy River:

Small river rises are occurring along the Fitzroy River below the junction of the Dawson and Mackenzie Rivers.

The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (7.00 m) into next 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 01:00 pm EST on Saturday 29 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Mackenzie R at Bedford Weir TW TM 2.94 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir TW TM 2.92 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir HW Alert 8.05 Steady 09:23 AM FRI 28/02/20
Connors R at Pink Lagoon TM 6.15 Falling 10:20 AM FRI 28/02/20
Isaac R at Fitzroy Develop. Rd Br TM 0.79 Falling 09:45 AM FRI 28/02/20
Isaac R at Yatton TM 11.31 Falling 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Mackenzie R at Tartrus TM 7.81 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Utopia Downs TM 3.67 Falling 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Tarana Crossing Alert 5.34 Falling 10:33 AM FRI 28/02/20
Juandah Ck at Windamere TM 2.63 Falling 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Taroom TM 5.19 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Gyranda Weir TM 1.47 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Theodore Weir TM 8.85 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Moura Weir TM 1.18 Rising 09:45 AM FRI 28/02/20
Mimosa Ck at Karamea Alert 3.41 Steady 10:27 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Baralaba TW TM 4.29 Rising 10:05 AM FRI 28/02/20
Don R at Rannes TM 5.42 Falling 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Dawson R at Knebworth TM 7.05 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 28/02/20
Fitzroy R at Riverslea TM 7.67 Rising 09:00 AM FRI 28/02/20

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.