Flood Warning for the Thomson Barcoo Cooper

IDQ20860

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE THOMSON RIVER

Issued at 11:06 am EST on Wednesday 28 January 2015

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 9

Minor flood levels are possible at Longreach this week.

No further significant rainfall is expected across the warning area during this week.

THOMSON RIVER:

An initial peak below the minor flood level has been recorded at Longreach. Renewed rises are possible during this week as upstream flood waters move downstream.

River level rises are forecast to remain below the minor flood level this week along the Thomson River downstream of Longreach between Bogewong and Jundah.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

THOMSON RIVER at:

CAMOOLA PARK: River levels are expected to have fallen below the minor flood level (2.0 metres).

LONGREACH: River level rises above the minor flood level (3.3 metres) are possible during this week.

STONEHENGE (East): At this stage, river levels at the manual gauge are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 metres).

JUNDAH: River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.5 metres).

Forecasts for Stonehenge and Jundah will be updated as upstream peaks are recorded.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au

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 11:30 am AEST on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs * 2.02m falling 08:00 AM WED 28/01/15
Landsborough R at Muttaburra NA NA
Thomson R at Camoola Park NA NA
Thomson R at Longreach Auto * 1.92m steady 09:00 AM WED 28/01/15
Darr R at Darr Auto * 2.3m steady 09:00 AM WED 28/01/15
Thomson R Stonehenge (West) * 1.58m steady 08:00 AM WED 28/01/15
Thomson R Stonehenge (East) NA NA
Thomson R at Jundah NA NA
Cooper Ck at Windorah NA NA
* auto station
NA: no obs reported

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.