Flood Warning for the Thomson Barcoo Cooper

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Barcoo River and Cooper Creek

Issued at 11:31 am EST on Thursday 26 May 2022

Flood Warning Number: 37

MINOR FLOODING EASING AT WINDORAH AND RETREAT

No significant rainfall has been recorded over the last few days and no significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days over the Barcoo River and Cooper Creek catchments.

Thomson River:

River levels have fallen below the minor flood level along the lower Thomson River.

Based on the nearby automatic gauge, Thomson River at Jundah is expected to be just below the minor flood level (2.50 m) and falling. The Thomson River at Jundah will remain below the minor flood level (2.50 m).

Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:

Minor flooding is easing along the Barcoo River downstream of Isisford.

The Barcoo River at Retreat is currently at 2.34 metres and falling with minor flooding. The Barcoo River at Retreat is likely to fall below the minor flood level (2.10 m) during Friday.

Cooper Creek:

Minor flooding is easing along the Cooper Creek.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) is currently at 4.25 metres and falling with minor flooding. The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) may fall below the minor flood level (3.00 m) late 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 Friday 27 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs TM 1.50 Steady 10:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM 1.71 Steady 10:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Thomson R at Bogewong TM 2.22 Steady 09:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Barcoo R at Gillespie Alert 0.30 Steady 08:42 AM THU 26/05/22
Barcoo R at Duneira Alert 0.95 Falling 10:26 AM THU 26/05/22
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert 0.89 Steady 07:35 AM THU 26/05/22
Alice R at Barcaldine Weir Auto TM 4.63 Steady 10:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Barcoo R at Retreat TM 2.34 Steady 10:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Cooper Ck at Windorah (Main Channel) TM 4.25 Falling 11:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM 0.14 Steady 09:00 AM THU 26/05/22
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM 1.45 Steady 10:00 AM THU 26/05/22

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.