Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

IDQ20870

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MAJOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE GEORGINA RIVER AND EYRE CREEK

Issued at 10:21 am EST on Friday 30 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 19

Renewed rises above the major flood level are possible at Marion Downs during the weekend.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

GEORGINA RIVER:

Minor flood levels are easing at Urandangi. Moderate flood levels continue to slowly rise between Roxborough Downs and Glenormiston.

Moderate flood levels are falling slowly at Marion Downs with the river level remaining just below the major flood level. Renewed rises are possible during the weekend as upstream flood water arrives.

EYRE CREEK:

Minor flood levels are continuing to rise at Bedourie and Glengyle.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

GEORGINA RIVER at:

MARION DOWNS: Renewed river level rises above the major flood level (5.0 metres) are possible by the middle of next week.

EYRE CREEK at:

BEDOURIE: River levels are likely to exceed the moderate flood level (4.0 metres) during the weekend.

GLENGYLE: River levels may exceed the moderate flood level (3.0 metres) early next week.

Predictions will be refined as upstream peaks are recorded.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

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

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 11 am AEST on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Camooweal NA NA
Georgina R at Urandangi 2.5m falling 09:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs * 7.17m steady 12:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Georgina R at Glenormiston 4.94m rising slowly 09:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Burke R at Boulia * 1.6m steady 09:00 AM FRI 30/01/15
Georgina R at Marion Downs 4.74m falling slowly 06:10 AM FRI 30/01/15
Eyre Ck at Bedourie 3.8m rising slowly 06:10 AM FRI 30/01/15
King Creek at Cluny NA NA
Eyre Ck at Glengyle 2.45m steady 06:05 AM FRI 30/01/15
* 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.