Weather Warnings - Inland Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers

For flooding along the lower Diamantina and the Warburton Rivers

Issued at 11:55 am CDT on Monday 18 March 2019
Flood Warning Number: 16

Flood waters are receeding along the lower Diamantina River and flooding
continues through the Goyder Lagoon and the Warburton River. Flood impacts such
as inundation of flood plains, cutting of some roads and impact to graziers are
expected to continue over coming weeks.

For more information on the Diamantina River in Queensland see;
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/diamantina-river.shtml

Warburton:
The Water level at Poothapoota Waterhole, just downstream of the Goyder Lagoon,
peaked at around 5.7 metres on Tuesday 12 March and is currently at 5.52 metres
and steady.
The water level at Poothapoota is expected to fall very slowly over the next
several days.
Water will continue to flow into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre over coming weeks.

Flood Safety Advice:
People are advised to keep away from flowing water.

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm CDT on Thursday 21 March 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville (DEW), 4.34, Falling, 10:30 AM MON 18/03/19
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole, 5.52, Steady, 10:15 AM MON 18/03/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

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