Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

IDQ20870

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE GEORGINA RIVER

Issued at 10:05 am EST on Saturday 6 February 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 5

River level rises to at least the moderate flood level are expected at Marion Downs early next week.

No significant rainfall have been recorded in the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday.

No significant rainfall is expected during the weekend.

River levels are falling at Roxborough Downs after a peak of 7.9 metres on Thursday (just below the major flood level). This peak is higher than the peak observed over Christmas/ New Year.

Downstream at Glenormiston, the river level exceeded the moderate flood level (4.0 metres) during Friday morning and is rising (currently higher than the peak over Christmas/ New Year). River levels are rising at Marion Downs.

River levels are falling at Boulia on the Burke River after a peak of 3.6 m on Friday evening (below the minor flood level). This peak is of a similar magnitude to that observed over Christmas/ New Year.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

GEORGINA RIVER at:

MARION DOWNS: River levels continuing to rise. Minor flood level (3.0 metres) expected by Sunday with rises to at least the moderate flood level (4.0 metres) likely early next week.

This prediction will be updated as upstream peaks are observed.

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.qldalert.com

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:00 am AEST on Sunday 7 February 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Camooweal NA NA
Georgina R at Urandangi NA NA
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs * 7.42m falling 04:00 AM SAT 06/02/16
Georgina R at Glenormiston 5.65m rising 09:00 AM SAT 06/02/16
Burke R at Boulia * 2.9m falling 08:00 AM SAT 06/02/16
Burke R at Boulia NA NA
Georgina R at Marion Downs 2.1m rising 09:00 AM SAT 06/02/16
*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.