Flood Warning for the Moonie River


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Moonie River

Issued at 2:09 pm EST on Thursday 26 May 2022

Flood Warning Number: 18


Floodwaters are continuing to move through the lower Moonie River following heavy rainfall in mid-May. The flood peak in the lower Moonie River is approaching the Queensland and New South Wales border.

No significant rainfall has been recorded over the last few days. Further thunderstorms are forecast, but significant rainfall totals are not expected.

Moonie River downstream of Flinton:

Minor flooding is easing along the Moonie River at Thallon Bridge, with moderate flooding easing further downstream at Fenton.

Based on river level observations at the nearby automatic station, the Moonie River at Nindigully is expected to be below the minor flood level (2.20 metres) and falling. The Moonie River at Nindigully is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.20 m).

The latest water level reading for Moonie River at Thallon Bridge was 4.38 metres and falling at 05:50 pm on Wednesday, with minor flooding. The Moonie River at Thallon Bridge may fall below the minor flood level (4.00 m) early Friday morning.

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 Friday 27 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Moonie R at Nindigully TM 2.91 Falling 01:00 PM THU 26/05/22
Moonie R at Thallon Bridge 4.38 Falling 05:50 PM WED 25/05/22
Moonie R at Fenton TM 4.90 Steady 01:00 PM THU 26/05/22

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.