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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning For The Thomson And Barcoo Rivers And Cooper Creek
Issued at 04:34 PM EST on Monday 24 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 23

Minor flooding is expected to continue on the Barcoo River at Blackall over the next few days.
Minor flooding is continuing on the Thomson River at Stonehenge
Isolated rainfall totals up to to 58mm have been recorded in the catchment in the 24 hours to 9 am Monday.
Further showers and thunderstorms are possible over the next few days.

Thomson River:
Minor flooding is occurring between Bogewong and Jundah.
There are no observations for the Stonehenge Manual Gauge. The Stonehenge Automatic Gauge is reading 3.24 metres (minor flooding) and steady.
The Thomson River at Stonehenge is likely to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) for the next few days.

The Thomson River at Jundah has exceeded the minor flood level (2.50 metres) early Monday afternoon and rising.
The Thomson River at Jundah is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.50 m) during the next few days.

Barcoo River to Isisford:
Minor flooding is expected to have peaked on the Barcoo River at Blackall and is falling. River level rises are expected downstream of Blackall for the next few days.
River height observations are not available for the manual station at Blackall. However, based on the automatic gauge it is expected to be above the minor flood level (2.00 metres) and falling slowly.
The Barcoo River at Blackall is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) for the next few days.

The Barcoo River at Isisford is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) later in the week.

Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:
River level rises are expected downstream of Isisford later in the week and into the weekend.
Cooper Creek:
Renewed rises are expected along the Cooper Creek during the next few days.
There are currently no observations for Windorah (Long Crossing). River levels are expected to be below minor and steady.
Renewed rises and minor flooding are possible on the Cooper Creek at Windorah (Long Crossing) over the next few days. 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 Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs TM,3.44,Steady,03:00 PM MON 24/02/20
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM,1.40,Steady,03:00 PM MON 24/02/20
Thomson R at Bogewong TM,3.11,Rising,03:19 PM MON 24/02/20
Thomson R at Jundah,2.55,Rising,02:30 PM MON 24/02/20
Barcoo R at Gillespie Alert,3.45,Steady,02:47 PM MON 24/02/20
Barcoo R at Duneira Alert,1.85,Steady,01:30 PM MON 24/02/20
Barcoo R at Coolagh,5.00,Rising,02:40 PM MON 24/02/20
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert,1.54,Rising,02:09 PM MON 24/02/20
Barcoo R at Glenlock,3.00,Rising,03:20 PM MON 24/02/20
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM,1.18,Steady,02:00 PM MON 24/02/20

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.

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