Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

IDQ20765

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DAWSON RIVER

Issued at 9:48 am EST on Friday 30 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 5

Minor flood levels are peaking at Taroom during Friday morning.

Widespread rainfall totals of 50-150 mm were recorded across the upper Dawson River catchment in the 48 hours to 9 am Thursday. No significant rainfall has been recorded since 9am Thursday.

Localised showers and storms are possible during Friday.

UPPER DAWSON RIVER:

River levels are now easing in the upper Dawson River and also in Juandah Creek upstream of Taroom.

LOWER DAWSON RIVER:

River levels are rising in the Dawson River between Taroom and Theodore. A minor flood peak of 4.5m was recorded early Friday morning at Baralaba as a result of local rainfall.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

DAWSON RIVER at:

TAROOM: River levels are forecast to peak around the moderate flood level (6.0 metres) during Friday.

THEODORE: River level rises above the minor flood level (8.0 metres) are possible during the weekend with a minor flood peak expected early next week.

MOURA: Remain below the minor flood level (6.0 metres) into the weekend with river level rises expected next week as upstream floodwaters arrive.

BARALABA: Minor flood levels have peaked and are easing during Friday with renewed rises expected next week as upstream floodwaters arrive.

Predictions will be revised as 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.disaster.qld.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10 am AEST on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 2.37m rising 08:30 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Tarana Crossing * 7.43m rising 08:42 AM FRI 30/01/15
Juandah Ck at Windamere * 1.81m falling 08:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Juandah Ck at Chillgerrie Hill 5.10m falling 07:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Taroom * 5.87m steady 08:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at The Glebe NA NA
Dawson R at Theodore 6.68m steady 08:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Moura NA NA
Mimosa Ck at Karamea * 2.86m rising 09:15 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Baralaba TW * 4.42m falling 08:30 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Beckers * 5.09m rising 08:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Dawson R at Knebworth * 4.89m rising 08:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
* 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.