Flood Warning for the Flinders River

IDQ20878

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Moderate Flood Warning for the Flinders Rivers

Issued at 12:37 pm EST on Monday 4 March 2024

Flood Warning Number: 37

RENEWED MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT WALKERS BEND DURING WEDNESDAY

Floodwaters from heavy rainfall early last week are making their way downstream towards Walkers Bend. This may cause renewed minor flooding during Tuesday and moderate flooding during Wednesday.

No significant rainfall has been recorded in the 48 hours to 9am Monday in the Flinders River catchment. Showers and thunderstorms are possible for the next few days. The situation will continue to be monitored.

Flinders River downstream of Richmond:

Renewed moderate flooding may occur along the Flinders River downstream of Richmond.

The Flinders River at Walkers Bend is currently at 4.84 metres and steady, below the minor flood level (5.00 m). The Flinders River at Walkers Bend may reach the minor flood level (5.00 m) during Tuesday. The river level may exceed the moderate flood level (5.30 m) during Wednesday with the arrival of upstream flow.

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 01:30 pm EST on Wednesday 06 March 2024.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Porcupine Ck at Mt Emu Plains TM 1.73 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Flinders R at Glendower Crossing TM 0.93 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Flinders R at Marathon TM 0.63 Rising 11:00 AM MON 04/03/24
Flinders R at Punchbowl TM 3.08 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Cloncurry R at Cloncurry TM 1.20 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Gilliat R at Wills Dev Rd TM 6.78 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Julia Ck at Julia Ck TM 1.41 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Cloncurry R at Canobie Auto TM 5.37 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24
Flinders R-Cloncurry R Junction TM 6.72 Rising 09:00 AM MON 04/03/24
Flinders R at Walkers Bend TM 4.84 Steady 12:00 PM MON 04/03/24

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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.