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 4:07 pm EST on Monday 8 February 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 11

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.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

DAWSON RIVER TO THEODORE:

Renewed rises are occurring in the headwaters of the upper Dawson River. As of 3pm on Monday a minor flood peak is approaching Tarana Crossing. Minor flood levels are rising at Taroom. Downstream river levels are rising between The Glebe and 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 Isaac as well as 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 levels 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 the moderate flood level (6.0 metres) by Tuesday afternoon.

THEODORE: Minor flood levels (8.0 metres) are possible later this week.

MOURA: Minor flood levels (6.0 metres) are possible later this week.

BARALABA (Manual gauge): Renewed rises and further minor flooding is expected during the week as upstream floodwaters arrive.

Predictions will be refined for Theodore, Moura and Baralaba once upstream peaks are observed.

ISAAC RIVER at:

YATTON: Moderate flood levels are expected to continue rising, peaking below the major flood level (16.5 metres) by mid-week.

MACKENZIE RIVER at:

TARTRUS: Renewed river levels rises are expected above the minor flood level (11.0 metres) later this week as upstream floodwaters arrive from the Connors and Isaac 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 10:30 am AEST on Tuesday 9th February 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 5.48m steady 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Juandah Ck at Windamere * 2.19m falling 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at Taroom * 4.99m steady 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at The Glebe 1.2m rising 03:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Dawson R at Beckers * 5.48m falling 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Connors R at Pink Lagoon * 12.8m rising 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Isaac R at Yatton * 14.23m rising 01:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Mackenzie R at Tartrus * 8.55m rising 03:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Fitzroy R at Riverslea * 11.19m falling 02:00 PM MON 08/02/16
Fitzroy R at Rockhampton NA NA
* auto station
NA: No observation

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.