Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for Cooper Creek and Minor Flood Warning for the Thomson
River

Issued at 9:52 am EST on Sunday 17 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 17

Minor flood levels are possible in the Thomson River at Longreach late Sunday.
Moderate flood levels further downstream at Windorah are slowly easing.

Isolated shower or thunderstorm are possible over the weekend, but this
rainfall is not expected to worsen the current flooding situation.

Thomson River:
There are currently two flood peaks moving along the Thomson River and into
Cooper Creek. The first flood peak is approaching the Longreach area during
Sunday morning and then another is now downstream of Windorah on Cooper Creek.

The most recent river height observation received for the Thomson River at
Camoola Park was 2.85 metres (minor flood) at 6am Thursday. The Thomson River
at Camoola Park is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m)
until at least Monday.

The Thomson River at Longreach is currently at 2.48 metres and rising. The
Thomson River at Longreach is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.30 m)
late Sunday.

No observations are available at Stonehenge manual gauge. However the Thomson
River at Stonehenge is expected to be above the minor flood level (2.00 m)
during Sunday morning and easing slowly. River levels are likely to fall below
the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday. Renewed rises are expected later
in the week as the flood peak currently approaching Longreach moves downstream.

The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 3.08 metres and falling. The
Thomson River at Jundah is expected to continue easing but remain above the
minor flood level (2.50 m) during Sunday and into Monday. Renewed rises are
expected later in the week.

Cooper Creek:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the upper reaches of the Cooper Creek at
Windorah with the first flood peak now moving downstream. Renewed rises are
likely next week as floodwaters from the Thomson River arrive.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah is currently at 4.15 metres and falling. The
Cooper Creek at Windorah is expected to remain around the moderate flood level
(4.00 m) during Sunday and into 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

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Monday 18 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs TM, 2.43, Falling, 04:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM, 2.48, Rising, 08:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Thomson R at Bogewong TM, 2.08, Falling, 12:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Thomson R at Jundah, 3.08, Falling, 08:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Cooper Ck at Windorah TM, 4.15, Falling, 12:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM, 0.14, Falling, 12:00 AM SUN 17/02/19
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, -0.03, Steady, 08:00 AM SUN 17/02/19

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.

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