Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For The Condamine And Balonne Rivers And Minor Flood Warning For Charleys Creek
Issued at 11:59 AM EST on Sunday 05 December 2021
Flood Watch Number: 40

MAJOR FLOODING TO CONTINUE ALONG THE CONDAMINE RIVER BETWEEN RANGES BRIDGE AND CONDAMINE TOWNSHIP.
MAJOR FLOODING IS RISING ALONG BALONNE RIVER AT WARKON AND SURAT.
Multiple flood peaks from separate rainfall events over the last few weeks continue to move through the Condamine-Balonne River system with further renewed rises occurring from recent rainfall.

Condamine River downstream of Warwick to Loudoun Bridge:
Flood levels are easing along the Condamine River to Loudoun Bridge. Major flood levels at Loudoun Bridge are expected to be above the level of the bridge and falling slowly.
The Condamine River at Tummaville is currently at 5.56 metres and steady, with minor flooding.
The Condamine River at Tummaville is likely to remain above the minor flood level (5.00 m) for the majority of Sunday before easing below the minor flood level overnight.

The Condamine River at Cecil Plains peaked at 8.05 metres around 09:00 am Friday 03 December and is currently at 7.68 metres and falling slowly, with moderate flooding.
The Condamine River at Cecil Plains is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (7.00 m) during the next few days.

Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge to Cotswold:
Major flooding is occurring along the Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge, with a major flood peak around Chinchilla Weir Sunday morning.
The Condamine River at Ranges Bridge was last observed at 7.80 metres Wednesday morning. The river level is expected to have peaked around 9.50 metres during Saturday and to have started to ease during Sunday morning, with major flooding.
The Condamine River at Ranges Bridge is expected to remain above the major flood level (7.00 m) over the next few days.

The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is currently at 12.71 metres and rising slowly, with major flooding.
The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is likely to peak near current levels (12.75 metres) later Sunday. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (10.00 m) for the next few days.

The Condamine River at Condamine is currently at 11.50 metres and rising, with major flooding.
The Condamine River at Condamine is expected to slowly rise during the remainder of Sunday, as upstream floodwaters continue to arrive. The river level is likely to peak near 12.10 metres overnight Monday into Tuesday, this is above the flood peak of 11.7 m recorded in February 2013.

Charleys Creek:
Flooding is easing along the Charleys Creek.
The Charleys Creek at Chinchilla is currently at 4.27 metres and falling.
The Charleys Creek at Chinchilla is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m) for the majority of Sunday before easing below the minor flood level overnight.

Dogwood Creek:
River levels continue to ease along Dogwood Creek.
Balonne River to Surat:
Major flooding is rising along the Balonne River to Surat.
No river level observations are available on the Balonne River at Warkon but the river level is expected to be above the major flood level (9.00 m).
The Balonne River at Warkon is likely to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday and into next week. A peak forecast will be provided once upstream peaks have been observed.

The Balonne River at Surat is currently at 10.00 metres and rising, with major flooding.
The Balonne River at Surat is likely to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday and into next week. A peak forecast will be provided once upstream peaks have been observed.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
River level rises are occurring along the Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam.
The Balonne River at Waroo is currently at 7.10 metres and rising (below minor flooding).
The Balonne River at Warroo is expected to exceed the minor flood level (9.00 m) during Tuesday.

Maranoa River:
Small renewed river level rises are likely over the next few days, but are expected to remain below minor flood levels.
Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:
Minor flooding is likely along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam.
No river level observations are available for the Balonne River at St George (manual gauge). However based on the nearby automatic station, river levels at St George (manual gauge) are expected to be below the minor flood level and rising.
The Balonne River at St George is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) overnight Sunday into Monday. Further river rises are expected along the Balonne River from early next week.

The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is currently at 3.10 metres and rising.
The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is likely to reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.

No river level observations are available for the Balonne River at Hebel (manual gauge). However based on upstream gauges, river levels are likely to be below the minor flood level and rising.
The Bokhara River at Hebel is likely to reach the minor flood level (1.00 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

Condamine River at Pratten:
Cancellation

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 12:30 pm EST on Monday 06 December 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Condamine R at The Head Alert,2.18,Steady,11:25 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Killarney Alert,0.65,Steady,11:40 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Elbow Valley Alert,1.29,Falling,09:52 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Murrays Br Alert,2.90,Falling,11:50 AM SUN 05/12/21
Rosenthal Ck at Connolly Dam Alert,0.13,Steady,11:49 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Warwick Alert,2.71,Falling,11:12 AM SUN 05/12/21
Sandy Ck at Leslie Dam HW TM,0.10,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Glengallan Ck near Backwater Ck Alert,0.95,Falling,10:35 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Pratten Alert,3.49,Steady,11:46 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Millbrook Alert,4.64,Rising,11:51 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Tummaville TM,5.56,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Centenary Bridge TM,6.28,Falling,09:38 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Cecil Plains TM,7.68,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Gowrie Ck at Oakey TM,0.44,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Oakey Ck at Jondaryan TM,0.83,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Oakey Ck at Fairview TM,2.09,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Loudoun Br Alert,6.61,Falling,10:46 AM SUN 05/12/21
Myall Ck at Clydesdale Alert,0.48,Steady,09:28 AM SUN 05/12/21
N Myall Ck at Moffatt Alert,0.70,Steady,11:47 AM SUN 05/12/21
Myall Ck at Dalby Alert,0.65,Steady,08:56 AM SUN 05/12/21
Jandowae Creek at Jandowae Alert,0.37,Steady,10:35 AM SUN 05/12/21
Cooranga Ck at Warra Alert,1.25,Falling,10:02 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Brigalow Br TM,12.66,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW TM,12.71,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Charleys Ck at Burncluith Bridge Alert,3.64,Steady,10:56 AM SUN 05/12/21
Charleys Creek at Chinchilla Alert,4.27,Falling,11:33 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Condamine Township Alert,11.50,Rising,11:26 AM SUN 05/12/21
Condamine R at Cotswold TM,12.69,Rising,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Dogwood Ck at Miles Alert,4.84,Steady,11:29 AM SUN 05/12/21
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM,0.77,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM,0.05,Steady,09:03 AM SUN 05/12/21
Bungil Ck at Roma TM,0.93,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R at Surat (manual),10.00,Rising,09:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R at Weribone TM,9.44,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R at Warroo TM,7.13,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM,0.07,Falling,11:24 AM SUN 05/12/21
Maranoa R at Springfield,1.62,Falling,09:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Maranoa R at Woodlands,2.55,Steady,09:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM,4.23,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM,0.03,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM,-0.03,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM,4.54,Rising,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM,3.99,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21
Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi,3.10,Rising,08:25 AM SUN 05/12/21
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM,3.77,Falling,11:00 AM SUN 05/12/21

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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