Flood Warning for the Paroo River

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (QLD)

Issued at 2:46 pm EST on Friday 26 November 2021

Flood Warning Number: 18

MINOR FLOODING WITH RENEWED RISES FOR EULO DURING THE WEEKEND

A minor flood peak was observed along the Paroo River at Eulo on Thursday, with river levels easing slightly below the minor flood level on Friday. Renewed river level rises from rainfall on Thursday are likely to cause renewed minor flooding at Eulo over the weekend, reaching a peak early next week.

A smaller previous flood peak further downstream may reach Hungerford overnight Sunday into Monday, peaking at about the minor flood level.

No significant rainfall has been recorded in the catchment since Thursday morning, and no further significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Paroo River to Eulo:

Minor flooding is likely along the Paroo River to Eulo.

The Paroo River at Eulo is currently at 1.90 metres and steady, after reaching a peak at the minor flood level (2.00 metres) on Thursday. The Paroo River at Eulo is likely to reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) again during Sunday as flood waters arrive from upstream, based on river level rises recorded upstream at Allambie during Friday.

Paroo River downstream of Eulo:

River levels have eased below minor at Hungerford. Further river level rises are possible over the weekend as flood waters arrive from upstream.

The Paroo River at Hungerford is currently at 0.68 metres and steady. The Paroo River at Hungerford may reach the minor flood level (1.00 m) overnight Sunday into Monday, based on flood peaks recorded upstream at Caiwarro overnight Thursday into Friday.

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 28 November 2021.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Paroo R at Allambie 2.70 Rising 09:00 AM FRI 26/11/21
Paroo River at Eulo 1.90 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 26/11/21
Paroo River at Caiwarro 1.38 Steady 02:00 PM FRI 26/11/21
Paroo R at Hungerford 0.68 Steady 06:00 AM FRI 26/11/21

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.