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