Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

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

Issued at 11:51 am EST on Friday 15 February 2019

Flood Warning Number: 15

Moderate flooding is likely on Eyre Creek during the weekend and into next week.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment for the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:

Renewed river level rises are being recorded along the Georgina River between Urandangi and Marion Downs, with levels to remain high in the Roxborough Downs to Glenormiston area during the weekend.

No recent observations are available at Marion Downs on the Georgina River, however river levels were at 1.78 metres and falling during Thursday morning. Renewed river level rises are expected at Marion Downs that may exceed the minor flood level (3.00 m) early next week.

Eyre Creek:

River levels are rising along Eyre Creek.

The Eyre Creek at Bedourie was at 3.85 metres (above the minor flood level) and rising on Friday morning. River levels at Bedourie are likely to exceed the moderate flood level (4.00 m) during the weekend.

No observations are available at Glengyle manual gauge on Eyre Creek, however river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level. River levels at Glengyle may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) from Sunday or during the following days, as upstream floodwaters arrive.

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 12:00 pm EST on Monday 18 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM 4.10 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 15/02/19
Burke R at Boulia TM 1.83 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 15/02/19
Georgina R at Marion Downs Not Available
Eyre Ck at Bedourie 3.85 Rising 09:00 AM FRI 15/02/19
Eyre Ck at Glengyle Not Available

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.