Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

IDQ20870

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Moderate Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Issued at 2:34 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2024

Flood Warning Number: 50

MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT MARION DOWNS

MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING ALONG EYRE CREEK

Widespread rainfall totals were recorded in the upper Georgina River and Eyre Creek catchments in late March which has caused elevated river levels and flooding across the catchment. River and creek levels will remain elevated and flooding will continue as the floodwaters continue to slowly move downstream.

No significant rainfall has been recorded since early April. No significant rainfall totals are expected over the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:

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

No recent river level observations are available for the Georgina River at Marion Downs. At 9:00 am today, the Georgina River at Marion Downs was 4.65 metres and rising slowly, with moderate flooding. The Georgina River at Marion Downs is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (4.00 m) for the next few days.

Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs:

River levels are elevated along the Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs.

Eyre Creek:

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Eyre Creek.

No recent creek level observations are available for Eyre Creek at Bedourie. At 3:00 pm on Sunday, the Eyre Creek at Bedourie was 4.11 metres and steady, with moderate flooding. The Eyre Creek at Bedourie is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (4.00 m) for the next few days.

No recent creek level observations are available for Eyre Creek at Glengyle. At 9:00 am on Saturday, the Eyre Creek at Glengyle was at 2.98 metres and steady, near the moderate flood level (3.00 m). The Eyre Creek at Glengyle is likely to remain around the moderate flood level (3.00 m) for 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 03:00 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM 3.26 Steady 02:00 PM MON 22/04/24
Burke R at Boulia TM 1.53 Steady 02:00 PM MON 22/04/24
Georgina R at Marion Downs 4.65 Rising 09:04 AM MON 22/04/24
Eyre Ck at Bedourie 4.11 Steady 03:20 PM SUN 21/04/24
Eyre Ck at Glengyle 2.98 Rising 04:30 PM SUN 21/04/24

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.