Flood Warning for the Gulf Rivers

IDQ20875

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the lower Flinders River, Minor Flood Warning for the Norman River and Flood Warning for the Nicholson/Gregory

Issued at 9:31 am EST on Friday 20 January 2017

Flood Warning Number: 10

Major flood levels are being recorded on the lower Flinders River at Walkers Bend.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, 33 mm was recorded at Normanton due to storms. Elsewhere no significant rainfall totals were recorded. Further showers and storms are expected today but this is not expected to worsen the current flood situation.

Nicholson and Gregory Rivers:

Minor flood levels continue to fall at Gregory Downs after a major flood peak of around 11 metres on Wednesday. Minor flood levels are rising at Escott Station on the Nicholson River but at this stage minor flooding is not expected at Burketown on the Albert River.

Flinders River downstream of Richmond:

Major flooding is occurring along the lower Flinders River.

The Flinders River at Walkers Bend is currently at 7.27 metres. Major flood levels are nearing a peak at Walkers Bend and are expected to remain above the major flood level (5.6 metres) until at least next week.

Norman River:

Minor flood levels are being recorded in the lower Norman River downstream of Broadwater and on the Walker Creek.

The Norman River at Normanton is currently at 1.45 metres and falling due to the tide. The Norman River at Normanton may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) by the weekend.

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 10:00 am EST on Saturday 21 January 2017.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Porcupine Ck at Mt Emu Plains TM 1.74 Steady 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R at Glendower Crossing TM 0.58 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R at Hulberts Bridge TM 1.93 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R at Punchbowl TM 3.56 Falling 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R at Etta Plains TM 1.13 Rising 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Cloncurry R at Cloncurry TM 1.13 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Gilliat R at Wills Dev Rd TM 6.59 Steady 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Julia Ck at Julia Ck TM 1.29 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Cloncurry R at Canobie Auto TM 5.04 Falling 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R-Cloncurry R Junction TM 7.35 Falling 06:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Flinders R at Walkers Bend TM 7.27 Falling 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Gregory R at Riversleigh TM 1.98 Steady 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Gregory R at Gregory Downs TM 3.45 Falling 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Nicholson R at Escott Station Not Available
Burketown Tide TM 3.57 Steady 12:18 AM FRI 20/01/17
Albert R at Burketown Airstrip Not Available
Browns Ck at Railway TM -1.84 Steady 08:32 PM THU 19/01/17
Leichhardt R at Doughboy Ck TM 1.00 Steady 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Leichhardt R at Julius Dam TM 0.08 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Leichhardt R at Miranda Creek TM 2.19 Steady 07:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Gunpowder Ck at Gunpowder TM 1.37 Steady 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Leichhardt R at Floraville TM 2.49 Falling 07:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Gilbert R at Rockfields TM 3.76 Falling 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Einasleigh R at Einasleigh TM 3.45 Falling 04:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Etheridge R at Roseglen TM 3.30 Rising 07:40 AM FRI 20/01/17
Norman R d/s Yappar R Junction TM 3.13 Steady 06:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Norman R at Glenore Weir TM 9.18 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 20/01/17
Karumba Tide TM 1.93 Steady 08:14 AM FRI 20/01/17

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.