Flood Warning for the Fitzroy River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Connors and Isaac Rivers and Flood Warning for Theresa Creek

Issued at 11:37 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Flood Warning Number: 11

Rapid river level rises and major flood levels are occurring in the upper Connors River.

Widespread rainfall of 80-110 mm, with localised falls of up to 300 mm, have been recorded in the upper Connors and Isaac River catchments since 9:00 am Tuesday. Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to continue during Tuesday evening and into Wednesday.

Nogoa River:

Heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours which may lead to rapid river level rises in the Gem Fields area around Theresa Creek, Retreat Creek and Policemans Creek overnight Tuesday and during Wednesday.

Connors and Isaac Rivers:

River level rises are occurring in the upper Connors River with major flood levels at Mt Bridget, moderate flood levels at Cardowan and minor flood levels at Pink Lagoon. Major flood levels are also occurring at Funnel Creek.

The Isaac River at Yatton is currently at 6.07 metres and steady. River levels at Yatton are expected to exceed the moderate flood level (9.50 m) around midday Wednesday.

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 09:00 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Theresa Ck at Gregory Highway TM 0.489 Steady 08:00 PM TUE 28/03/17
Connors R at Pink Lagoon TM 5.95 Rising 08:15 PM TUE 28/03/17
Isaac R at Yatton TM 6.07 Steady 08:38 PM TUE 28/03/17
Mackenzie R at Tartrus TM 1.33 Steady 07:00 PM 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.