Flood Warning for the Paroo River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (QLD)

Issued at 4:05 pm EST on Saturday 22 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is expected to develop along the Paroo River around Eulo during Tuesday, with higher levels possible with forecast rainfall. Strong river rises are expected along the upper Paroo and its tributaries over the next few days.

In the 6 hours to 4 pm, Cooladdi Alert recorded 60 mm of rainfall in the upper Paroo catchment.

Widespread heavy falls are expected throughout the weekend, with locally higher totals possible.

Paroo River to Eulo:

Minor flooding is expected along the Paroo River to Eulo.

There are no current observations available for Eulo although river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level (2.00 m). The Paroo River at Eulo is expected to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Tuesday.

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 Sunday 23 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.26 Steady 03:00 PM SAT 22/02/20
Paroo R at Hungerford 0.48 Falling 06:00 AM SAT 22/02/20

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.