Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Initial Moderate Flood Warning for the Georgina River

Issued at 11:50 am EST on Wednesday 29 January 2020

Flood Warning Number: 1

River levels have been rising as the flood waters start to progress downstream from the Georgina and Burke Rivers towards Marion Downs. This is in response to heavy rainfall in the upper parts of the catchment over the previous few days with 50 - 150mm recorded.

Heavy falls are expected today and are possible over the next few days in upper parts of the catchment.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:

Moderate flooding is expected along the Georgina River to Marion Downs.

River levels are starting to respond to recent rainfall and flood waters are starting to progress down the catchment. A height of 4.7 metres (Minor) has been recorded at Roxborough and rising. The Georgina River at Marion Downs is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday with further rises expected into next week.

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 03:00 pm EST on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Urandangi 5.60 Rising 01:30 PM TUE 28/01/20
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM 4.57 Rising 08:00 AM WED 29/01/20
Burke R at Boulia TM 2.50 Falling 08:00 AM WED 29/01/20

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.