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.
River levels are below the minor flood levels and easing along the Barcoo 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.
River levels remain steady at Windorah.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
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
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
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.