QLD Warning Moderate Flood Warning for the Thomson River and Cooper Creek
IDQ20860Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Moderate Flood Warning for the Thomson River and Cooper Creek
Issued at 9:16 am EST on Monday 19 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 17
Moderate flood levels are expected to be occurring in the Cooper Creek at Windorah.
No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.
Minor to moderate flood levels continue along the Thomson River downstream from Longreach, with the flood peak currently in the Stonehenge area on Monday morning.
Observations from Stonehenge manual station are unavailable but based on heights from the Stonehenge automatic station, river levels are expected to be just below the moderate flood level (3.00 metres) during Monday morning. The Thomson River at Stonehenge is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.
The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 3.85 metres and rising. The river level at Jundah may exceed the moderate flood level (4.00 m) during Monday.
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Cooper Creek.
Observations from Windorah manual station are unavailable, but river levels are expected to be above the moderate flood level (4.00 metres) and rising during Monday morning. The creek level at Windorah is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (4.00 m) during Monday.
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
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 20 March 2018.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|Thomson R at Bogewong TM||2.65||Falling||06:00 AM MON 19/03/18|
|Thomson R at Jundah||3.85||Rising||06:00 AM MON 19/03/18|
|Barcoo R at Retreat||Not Available|
|Cooper Ck at Windorah TM||Not Available|
|Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM||0.58||Steady||06:00 AM MON 19/03/18|
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.