Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

IDQ20765

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DAWSON RIVER

Issued at 3:53 pm EST on Wednesday 28 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 2

Minor flood levels are expected at Taroom and Theodore 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 no significant rainfall has been recorded in the upper Dawson catchment.

Further showers and storms are forecast for the next few days, which have the potential to push river levels higher.

UPPER DAWSON RIVER:

River levels are rising in the upper Dawson River upstream of Taroom.

LOWER DAWSON RIVER:

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

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

DAWSON RIVER at:

TAROOM: River level rises above the minor flood level (4.5 metres) are expected by Thursday morning.

THEODORE: River level rises above the minor flood level (8.0 metres) are expected 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 10 am AEST on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Utopia Downs * 2.93m falling 02:00 PM WED 28/01/15
Juandah Ck at Windamere * 5.27m rising 02:40 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at Taroom * 3.17m rising 02:00 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at The Glebe NA NA
Dawson R at Theodore Weir * 6.18m rising 12:00 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at Moura NA NA
Mimosa Ck at Redcliffe * 1.54m steady 02:10 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at Baralaba NA NA
Dawson R at Beckers * 3.14m rising 02:00 PM WED 28/01/15
Dawson R at Knebworth * 3.17m rising 03:00 PM WED 28/01/15
* 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.