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