Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland


Issued at 9:15 am EST on Thursday 29 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 3

Moderate flood levels are expected at Taroom during Thursday.

Widespread rainfall totals of 50-100 mm were recorded across the upper Dawson River catchment in the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday. Since 9 am Wednesday, scattered rainfall has been recorded throughout the upper Dawson catchment with totals of up to 60 mm.

Further showers and storms are forecast for the next few days.


River levels continue to rise in the upper Dawson River and also in Juandah Creek upstream of Taroom.


River levels are rising in the Dawson River between Taroom and Theodore as a result of local rainfall.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:


TAROOM: River levels will exceed 6.0 metres (moderate flood level) during Thursday morning and continue rising up to 6.5 metres during Thursday afternoon.

THEODORE: River level rises above the minor flood level (8.0 metres) are possible during Thursday.

Further predictions for Taroom, Theodore and downstream locations will be updated 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 4 pm AEST on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 3.29m falling 08:00 AM THU 29/01/15
Dawson R at Tarana Crossing * 7.14m rising 08:58 AM THU 29/01/15
Juandah Ck at Windamere * 6.94m falling 08:30 AM THU 29/01/15
Juandah Ck at Chilgerrie Hill 6.20m rising 06:30 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at Taroom * 5.70m rising 08:00 AM THU 29/01/15
Dawson R at Theodore * 6.50m rising 08:20 AM THU 29/01/15
Dawson R at Moura NA NA
Dawson R at Baralaba NA NA
Dawson R at Beckers * 3.26m steady 06:00 AM THU 29/01/15
Dawson R at Knebworth * 4.8m rising 07:00 AM THU 29/01/15
* 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.