Flood Warning for the Thomson Barcoo Cooper

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Cooper Creek and Minor Flood Warning for the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers

Issued at 11:53 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016

Flood Warning Number: 12

Moderate flood levels are possible on the Cooper Creek at Windorah later this week.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Thomson River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Thomson River downstream of Longreach.

Minor flood levels on the Thomson River at Stonehenge (East) are expected to be falling. The Thomson River at Stonehenge (East) is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) during the next few days.

The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 3.20 metres and rising. The Thomson River at Jundah will remain above the minor flood level (2.50 m) during this week, but is expected to remain below the moderate flood level (4.00 m).

Barcoo River to Isisford:

Minor flooding continues along the Barcoo River to Isisford.

The Barcoo River at Isisford is currently at 4.60 metres and falling. The Barcoo River at Isisford is likely to fall below the minor flood level (4.00 m) later this week.

Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:

Minor flooding continues along the Barcoo River downstream of Isisford.

Minor flood levels are rising at Wahroongha. The Barcoo River at Retreat is expected to be around minor flood level (3.00 m) and there will be further river rises rises during this week.

Cooper Creek:

Moderate flooding may occur along the Cooper Creek.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah is currently at 3.57 metres and rising. The Cooper Creek at Windorah will remain above the minor flood level (3.00 m) early this week. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (4.00 m) later this week.

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 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Thomson R at Bogewong TM 3.274 Falling 09:00 AM TUE 27/09/16
Thomson R Stonehenge (East) Not Available
Thomson R at Jundah 3.2 Rising 06:30 AM TUE 27/09/16
Barcoo R at Blackall Not Available
Alice R at Barcaldine Weir Auto TM 0.25 Steady 11:00 AM TUE 27/09/16
Barcoo R at Isisford 4.60 Falling 06:00 AM TUE 27/09/16
Barcoo R at Oma Not Available
Barcoo R at Wahroongha 3.35 Rising 06:00 AM TUE 27/09/16
Barcoo R at Glenlock 3.80 Rising 05:30 AM TUE 27/09/16
Cooper Ck at Windorah TM 3.569 Rising 09:00 AM TUE 27/09/16

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.