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 10:58 am EST on Sunday 25 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 8

Minor flood levels are likely at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba during Sunday.

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 5.34 metres and falling. River levels are expected to fall below the minor flood level (4.50 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

The Dawson River at Theodore continues to slowly rise. River levels are likely to exceed the minor flood level (8.00 m) Sunday afternoon and peak near 8.70 metres during Monday morning.

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 rising during Sunday morning. River levels are likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Sunday afternoon.

The Dawson river at Baralaba is expected to be rising during Sunday morning. River levels are likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Sunday 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 11:00 am EST on Monday 26 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Dawson R at Taroom TM 5.34 Falling 09:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Dawson R at Gyranda Weir Alert 1.22 Falling 09:16 AM SUN 25/09/16
Dawson R at Theodore Weir TM 7.64 Steady 08:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Dawson R at Moura Not Available
Mimosa Ck at Karamea Alert 1.46 Steady 08:10 AM SUN 25/09/16
Dawson R at Baralaba Not Available
Dawson R at Baralaba TW TM 3.41 Rising 10:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Dawson R at Knebworth TM 1.47 Steady 10:00 AM SUN 25/09/16

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.