Flood Warning for Mulgrave Russell River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Issued at 9:20 am EST on Wednesday 17 January 2018

Flood Warning Number: 1

Strong river level rises have been observed in the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers early Wednesday morning, and are expected to continue with further rainfall during Wednesday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday rainfall totals of 100 to 250 mm have been recorded in the catchments with isolated totals around 300 mm. The heaviest rainfall has moved further north during Wednesday morning, though a further 50 to 100 mm are possible in the warning area during Wednesday.

Mulgrave River:

Minor flooding is occurring in the upper reaches of the Mulgrave River at The Fisheries.

The Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge is likely to exceed the minor flood level (5.00 m) late Wednesday morning. The river level is likely to peak between 6.00 and 6.30 metres Wednesday afternoon.

The Mulgrave River at Gordonvale may reach the minor flood level (12.00 m) Wednesday afternoon.

Russell River:

River level rises to the minor flood level have occurred, or are likely to develop in the Russell River around Bucklands, The Boulders and Clyde Road during Wednesday morning and remain high for the remainder of the day.

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 04:00 pm EST on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Mulgrave R at The Fisheries Alert 3.85 Rising 08:42 AM WED 17/01/18
Mulgrave R at Peets Bridge Alert 4.00 Rising 08:50 AM WED 17/01/18
Mulgrave R at Gordonvale Alert 7.10 Steady 08:51 AM WED 17/01/18
Russell R at Bucklands TM 6.06 Steady 08:34 AM WED 17/01/18
Babinda Ck at The Boulders TM 3.74 Steady 08:32 AM WED 17/01/18
Russell R at Clyde Rd Alert -0.25 Rising 08:42 AM WED 17/01/18

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.