Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

IDQ20870

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MAJOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE GEORGINA RIVER AND MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR EYRE CREEK

Issued at 10:25 am EST on Saturday 13 February 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 14

Major flood levels at Marion Downs are possible later in the weekend.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

GEORGINA RIVER:

River levels have eased below the minor flood level between Roxborough Downs and Glenormiston. Rises continue downstream at Marion Downs where river levels are currently at the moderate flood level (4.0 metres).

EYRE CREEK:

Expect minor flood levels to be rising at Bedourie (no observations). Minor flood levels are rising slowly at Glengyle.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

GEORGINA RIVER at:

MARION DOWNS: River levels will continue to rise across the weekend with a peak close to the major flood level (5.0 metres) likely late Sunday.

EYRE CREEK at:

BEDOURIE: Minor to moderate flood levels are expected during the weekend.

GLENGYLE: Minor flood levels will continue to rise during the weekend.

Predictions will be refined at Bedourie and Glengyle once an upstream peak is observed at Marion Downs.

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

Weather Forecast:

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

Next Issue:

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:30 am AEST on Sunday 14th February 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs * 3.73m steady 04:00 AM SAT 13/02/16
Georgina R at Glenormiston 2.85m falling fast 09:00 AM SAT 13/02/16
Burke R at Boulia * 1.78m steady 08:00 AM SAT 13/02/16
Georgina R at Marion Downs 4.05m rising 06:30 AM SAT 13/02/16
Eyre Ck at Glengyle 2.3m rising 06:00 AM SAT 13/02/16
* auto station.

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.