Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the lower Isaac River

Issued at 10:28 am EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Flood Warning Number: 9

Minor flood levels are easing along the lower reaches of the Isaac River at Yatton.

Rainfall totals of between 70 - 120mm have been recorded in the upper reaches of the Connors and Isaac River catchments in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday. Heavy rainfall associated with the movement of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected during today and Wednesday.

Connors and Isaac Rivers:

Renewed level rises are likely across the catchment area later this week associated with the movement of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The Isaac River at Yatton is currently at 7.64 metres and falling. The river level at Yatton is expected to fall below the minor flood level (7.50 m) early Tuesday afternoon.

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 10:30 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Connors R at Pink Lagoon TM 3.885 Falling 09:00 AM TUE 28/03/17
Isaac R at Yatton TM 7.635 Falling 09:00 AM TUE 28/03/17
Mackenzie R at Tartrus TM 1.61 Steady 08:00 AM TUE 28/03/17
Fitzroy R at Riverslea TM 6.218 Rising 09:00 AM TUE 28/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. 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.