Flood Warning for the Thomson Barcoo Cooper

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Thomson River and Cooper Creek

Issued at 3:42 pm EST on Friday 21 February 2020

Flood Warning Number: 21

Minor flooding is likely on the Thomson River between Stonehenge and Jundah in the next few days.

No significant rainfall has been recorded in the catchment over the last few days.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected, particularly over eastern parts of the catchment.

Thomson River:

Minor flooding is continuing on the Thomson River. A flood peak is currently between Bogewong and Stonehenge.

There are no observations for the Stonehenge Manual Gauge. The Stonehenge Automatic Gauge is reading 2.75 metres (below minor) and rising slowly. The Thomson River at Stonehenge manual gauge may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) over the weekend.

The Thomson River at Jundah was 1.85 metres and steady at 08:00am Friday. The river level at Jundah may exceed the minor flood level (2.50 m) early next week.

Cooper Creek:

Rises are expected along the Cooper Creek next week.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Long Crossing) is currently at 2.62 metres and steady. Renewed rises and minor flooding are possible on the Cooper Creek at Windorah (Long Crossing) later next week. More detailed predictions will be made as upstream flood peaks are observed.

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 04:00 pm EST on Sunday 23 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM 1.44 Steady 02:00 PM FRI 21/02/20
Thomson R at Bogewong TM 3.64 Falling 12:00 PM FRI 21/02/20
Thomson R at Jundah 1.85 Steady 08:00 AM FRI 21/02/20
Cooper Ck at Windorah (Long Crossing) TM 2.62 Steady 12:00 PM FRI 21/02/20
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM -0.41 Steady 12:00 PM FRI 21/02/20
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM 0.73 Rising 02:00 PM FRI 21/02/20

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.