Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Dawson River

Issued at 11:13 am EST on Monday 26 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 9

Minor flood levels are likely to continue at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba over the next few days.

No significant rainfall is expected across the catchment area for the next few days.

Dawson River to Theodore:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Dawson River to Theodore.

The Dawson River at Taroom is currently at 4.68 metres and falling. River levels are expected to fall below the minor flood level (4.50 m) during Monday.

The Dawson River at Theodore is currently at 8.09 metres and slowly rising. A minor peak is likely in the Dawson River at Theodore during Monday.

Dawson River downstream of Theodore:

Minor flooding is likely along the Dawson River downstream of Theodore.

The Dawson river at Moura is expected to be above the minor flood level (6.0 metres) and rising during Monday morning. River levels are likely to remain above the minor flood level (6.0 metres) during the next few days.

The Dawson river at Baralaba is expected to be rising during Monday morning. River levels are expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) during the next few days.

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 11:00 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs TM 2.75 Steady 10:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Tarana Crossing Alert 3.29 Falling 10:50 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Taroom TM 4.68 Falling 10:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Gyranda Weir TM 1.13 Steady 10:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Gyranda Weir Alert 1.92 Rising 09:15 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Theodore Weir TM 8.09 Rising 08:35 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Moura Weir TM 1.05 Steady 08:00 AM MON 26/09/16
Mimosa Ck at Karamea Alert 1.46 Falling 09:32 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Baralaba TW TM 4.42 Rising 09:45 AM MON 26/09/16
Dawson R at Knebworth TM 4.24 Rising 10:15 AM MON 26/09/16

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.