Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For The Condamine And Balonne Rivers
Issued at 12:32 PM EST on Sunday 22 May 2022
Flood Watch Number: 17

MAJOR FLOODING AT CONDAMINE WITH A PEAK AROUND 9.30 METRES EXPECTED DURING SUNDAY AFTERNOON
MAJOR FLOODING EASING AT SURAT WITH RENEWED RISES EXPECTED FROM MONDAY
MODERATE FLOOD PEAK AROUND 8.70 METRES LIKELY AT ST GEORGE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Rainfall totals of 10 - 30 mm have been recorded over parts of the Condamine River catchment area in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday. Showers are expected to ease during Sunday.
Small renewed river level rises are occurring along the upper parts of the Condamine River in response to recent rainfal; however, renewed flooding is not expected. Renewed rises are expected in the upper parts of the Balonne River as floodwaters arrive from the Condamine River.

Condamine River downstream of Warwick to Loudoun Bridge:
Small river level rises are occurring along the upper Condamine River over the next few days, particularly in the smaller creeks and tributaries.
Myall Creek:
Small creek level rises are occurring in Myall Creek over the next few days.
Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge to Cotswold:
Moderate to major flooding is occurring along the Condamine River downstream from Ranges Bridge. The flood peak is downstream from Chinchilla Weir and approaching Condamine where major flood levels are rising.
The Condamine River at Ranges Bridge is expected to be below the minor flood level (6.00 m) and falling.
Renewed river level rises to the minor flood level (6.00 m) are possible overnight Sunday into Monday and to the moderate flood level (6.50 m) Monday morning.

The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir peaked at 11.50 metres during Friday morning and is currently at 9.32 metres and falling with moderate flooding.
The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (8.00 m) during Sunday and into Monday.

The Condamine River at Condamine is currently at 8.85 metres and approaching a peak with major flooding.
The Condamine River at Condamine is expected to peak near 9.30 metres during Sunday afternoon. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (8.00 m) into Monday.

Balonne River to Surat:
Major flooding continues along the Balonne River to Surat with renewed rises expected over the next few days as upstream floodwaters arrive from the Condamine River.
The Balonne River at Warkon is currently at 9.27 metres and steady with major flooding.
The Balonne River at Warkon is likely to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday with renewed river level rises likely from Sunday afternoon. River levels similar to those observed earlier this week are likely during this week.

The Balonne River at Surat is currently at 9.00 metres and falling with major flooding.
The river level is expected to fall below the major flood level (9.00 m) early Sunday afternoon with renewed river level rises likely from Monday. River levels similar to those observed earlier this week are likely during this week.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
Major flood levels are easing slowly along the Balonne River at Weribone, with river level rises extending downstream to Beardmore Dam.
The Balonne River at Warroo peaked at 10.38 metres during Saturday morning just below the moderate flood level. The river level is currently at 10.13 metres and falling slowly with minor flooding.
The Balonne River at Warroo is expected to remain above the minor flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday and into Monday.

Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:
Major flooding is expected along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam.
The Balonne River at St George is above the moderate flood level and approaching a moderate flood peak.
The Balonne River at St George is expected to peak near 8.70 metres Sunday afternoon. The river level is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (8.00 m) during Sunday and into Monday.

The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is currently at 4.75 metres and rising with moderate flooding.
The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is expected to exceed the major flood level (4.80 m) Sunday afternoon, with higher levels possible. A peak prediction will be provided once upstream peaks are observed.

The Bokhara River at Hebel is currently at 1.28 metres and steady with minor flooding.
The Bokhara River at Hebel may reach the moderate flood level (1.50 m) by around the middle of this week.

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 01:00 pm EST on Monday 23 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Condamine R at The Head Alert,2.38,Steady,11:27 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Killarney Alert,0.85,Steady,11:29 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Elbow Valley TM,2.61,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Murrays Br Alert,3.95,Rising,11:56 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Warwick Alert,2.31,Rising,11:58 AM SUN 22/05/22
Sandy Ck at Leslie Dam HW TM,0.01,Steady,12:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Glengallan Ck near Backwater Ck Alert,0.95,Steady,11:30 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Pratten Alert,2.24,Steady,11:31 AM SUN 22/05/22
Dalrymple Ck at Allora TM,1.46,Rising,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Millbrook Alert,2.49,Steady,12:05 PM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Tummaville TM,2.10,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Centenary Bridge TM,2.90,Falling,11:30 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Cecil Plains TM,4.62,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Gowrie Ck at Oakey TM,0.95,Falling,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Oakey Ck at Jondaryan TM,1.70,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Oakey Ck at Fairview TM,1.15,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Loudoun Br Alert,6.28,Falling,11:10 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Loudoun Br TM,3.10,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Myall Ck at Clydesdale Alert,1.93,Rising,11:33 AM SUN 22/05/22
N Myall Ck at Moffatt Alert,1.30,Falling,11:46 AM SUN 22/05/22
Myall Ck at Dalby Alert,0.65,Steady,11:48 AM SUN 22/05/22
Jandowae Creek at Jandowae Alert,0.97,Rising,11:30 AM SUN 22/05/22
Cooranga Ck at Warra Alert,0.95,Steady,11:56 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Brigalow Br TM,8.72,Falling,11:20 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW TM,9.32,Falling,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Charleys Ck at Burncluith Bridge Alert,0.44,Steady,10:59 AM SUN 22/05/22
Charleys Creek at Chinchilla Alert,2.07,Steady,09:46 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Condamine Township Alert,8.85,Steady,11:43 AM SUN 22/05/22
Condamine R at Cotswold TM,10.34,Rising,11:15 AM SUN 22/05/22
Dogwood Ck at Miles Alert,4.09,Falling,12:20 PM SUN 22/05/22
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM,0.64,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM,Not Available,Steady,12:03 PM SUN 22/05/22
Bungil Ck at Roma TM,0.31,Steady,12:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R at Surat (manual),9.00,Falling,09:30 AM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R at Weribone TM,10.47,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R at Warroo TM,10.13,Falling,12:05 PM SUN 22/05/22
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM,0.02,Rising,12:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM,2.15,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM,0.03,Steady,12:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM,0.94,Steady,12:10 PM SUN 22/05/22
Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM,5.43,Falling,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi,4.75,Rising,07:50 AM SUN 22/05/22
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM,4.32,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Bokhara R at Hebel TM,1.28,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 22/05/22

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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