Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for Eyre Creek and Minor Flood Warning for the Georgina River

Issued at 10:13 am EST on Sunday 25 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 6

Moderate flood levels will continue on Eyre Creek at Bedourie for the next few days.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Georgina River to Marion Downs.

The Georgina River at Marion Downs recorded a minor flood peak of 3.63 metres on Saturday afternoon, with levels remaining steady at this level on Sunday morning. River levels are expected to remain above the minor flood level (3.0 m) for the next few days.

Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs:

River levels are expected to remain high during this week.

Eyre Creek:

Moderate flooding is occurring along Eyre Creek.

Moderate flood levels on Eyre Creek at Bedourie are currently steady. Further small rises are possible over the next few days.

Eyre Creek at Glengyle is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (3.0 m) in the next few days.

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 10:30 am EST on Monday 26 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM 3.25 Steady 12:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Burke R at Boulia TM 1.89 Steady 09:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Georgina R at Marion Downs 3.63 Steady 09:00 AM SUN 25/09/16
Eyre Ck at Bedourie 4.00 Steady 03:00 PM SAT 24/09/16

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.