Flood Warning for the Thomson Barcoo Cooper

IDQ20860

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE THOMSON RIVER AND COOPER CREEK

Issued at 10:45 am EST on Friday 12 February 2016

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 10

Minor flood levels have been exceeded at Longreach.

No significant rainfall is expected across the catchment area over the next few days.

BARCOO RIVER:

River levels are below the minor flood levels and easing along the Barcoo River.

THOMSON RIVER:

River levels on Cornish Creek at Bowen Downs continue to slowly ease. Longreach exceeded the minor flood level (3.3 metres) early Friday morning, with flood levels near a peak. Downstream, river levels are rising at Bogewong and steady at Stonehenge.

COOPER CREEK:

River levels remain steady at Windorah.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

BARCOO RIVER:

River levels will remain below minor flood levels on the Barcoo River.

THOMSON RIVER at:

LONGREACH: Minor flood peak of 3.6 metres during Friday.

River level rises will extend downstream to Stonehenge and Jundah into the weekend, with minor flood levels likely next week.

COOPER CREEK at:

WINDORAH: Renewed rises are likely with floodwaters arriving from the upper Thomson River next week.

More detailed river level predictions will be made for the lower Thomson River and Cooper Creek once upstream peaks are observed.

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.qldalert.com

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:30 am AEST on Saturday 13th February 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs * 3.61m falling 07:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Thomson R at Longreach Auto * 3.52m rising 09:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Darr R at Darr Auto * 1.81m steady 09:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Thomson R at Bogewong * 2.25m rising 09:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Thomson R Stonehenge (West) * 1.62m steady 04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Barcoo R at Gillespie # 0.85m falling 09:54 AM FRI 12/02/16
Barcoo R at Duneira # 0.94m steady 07:17 AM FRI 12/02/16
Barcoo R at Blackall # 1.69m rising 07:34 AM FRI 12/02/16
Barcoo R at Blackall * 1.74m falling 08:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Jordan R at Glencoe # 1.04m steady 07:15 AM FRI 12/02/16
Jordan R at Jericho # 2.05m steady 09:21 AM FRI 12/02/16
Alice R at Barcaldine Weir Auto * 0.27m steady 09:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Barcoo R at Retreat Auto * 1.55m steady 04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Cooper Ck at Windorah * 2.57m steady 09:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie * 1.4m steady 04:00 AM FRI 12/02/16
*, # auto stations

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood

Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.