Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland
MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOWER DAWSON AND FITZROY RIVERS
Issued at 9:21 am EST on Sunday 14 February 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.
Issue Number: 19
Minor flood levels continue along the lower Dawson River. River rises are occurring on the Fitzroy River.
No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.
DAWSON RIVER TO THEODORE:
River levels remain below the minor flood level and will continue to ease during the next few days.
DAWSON RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THEODORE:
River levels peaked at Moura during Saturday and are falling. Minor flood levels continue to slowly rise downstream between Baralaba and Beckers.
River levels at Yatton eased below minor during Saturday.
River levels continue to ease below minor between Tartrus and Coolmaringa.
River levels at Riverslea peaked at 12.92 metres at about 2pm Saturday, with river levels falling during Sunday morning. Slow river rises are occurring downstream through to Rockhampton.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
DAWSON RIVER at:
TAROOM: River levels to remain below the minor flood level.
THEODORE: River levels to remain below the minor flood level.
MOURA (Manual gauge): River levels to slowly ease during the next few days.
BARALABA (Manual gauge): Minor flood levels expected to peak about 5.25 metres during Sunday afternoon or evening.
ISAAC RIVER at:
YATTON: River levels to remain below the minor flood level.
YAAMBA: Exceed the minor flood level (9.0 metres) during Sunday. Reach a minor flood peak around 9.6 metres during Monday morning.
ROCKHAMPTON: River level rises are expected to remain below the minor flood level (7.0 metres), and reach around 4.7 to 5.0 metres during Monday afternoon.
Predictions will be refined once upstream peaks are observed.
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
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
The next warning is due to be issued by 9:30 am AEST on Monday 15th February 2016.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River||Date/Time of Observation|
|Dawson R at Taroom *||2.51m falling||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Dawson R at The Glebe||NA||NA|
|Dawson R at Theodore||NA||NA|
|Dawson R at Moura||NA||NA|
|Mimosa Ck at Redcliffe *||1.09m steady||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Dawson R at Baralaba||NA||NA|
|Dawson R at Beckers *||5.71m steady||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Dawson R at Knebworth *||NA||NA|
|Mackenzie R at Bedford Weir TW #||2.25m steady||08:26 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Mackenzie R at Bingegang Weir HW #||7.8m steady||06:25 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Connors R at Pink Lagoon *||2.12m falling||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Isaac R at Yatton *||4.68m falling||04:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Mackenzie R at Tartrus *||6.62m falling||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Fitzroy R at Riverslea *||12.13m falling||08:00 AM SUN 14/02/16|
|Fitzroy R at Rockhampton||NA||NA|
|*,# auto station|
|NA no obs available|
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.