Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Issued at 12:56 pm EST on Monday 18 January 2021

Flood Warning Number: 15

MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY AT BEDOURIE AROUND MID-WEEK

Flood water caused by rainfall in late December and early January is moving down the Georgina River and Eyre Creek, with the flood peak expected to be between Marion Downs and Bedourie.

No significant rainfall is forecast over the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:

Minor flooding is expected along the Georgina River to Marion Downs.

The river level for the Georgina River at Marion Downs was 3.2 m and falling on Saturday 16 January at 9:00 am. The river level is expected to remain around the minor flood level (3.00 m) and continue falling during the next few days.

Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs:

River level rises are expected to continue downstream of Marion Downs during this week as upstream flood water arrives.

Eyre Creek:

Moderate flooding is likely along the Eyre Creek.

The Eyre Creek at Bedourie is currently at 3.50 metres at minor flood level and slowly rising. The Eyre Creek at Bedourie is likely to reach the moderate flood level (4.00 m) during Thursday.

There are currently no river level observations for the Eyre Creek at Glengyle, but the river level is expected to be below the minor flood level (2.00 m) and rising slowly. The Eyre Creek at Glengyle may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Thursday.

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 20 January 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM 2.70 Steady 11:00 AM MON 18/01/21
Burke R at Boulia TM 0.87 Steady 11:00 AM MON 18/01/21
Eyre Ck at Bedourie 3.50 Rising 09:00 AM MON 18/01/21
Eyre Ck at Glengyle Not Available

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.