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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For The Cooper Creek And Minor Flood Warning For The Thomson And Barcoo Rivers
Issued at 12:03 PM EST on Monday 23 May 2022
Flood Watch Number: 34

MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AT WINDORAH UNTIL TUESDAY
MINOR FLOODING IS EASING AT JUNDAH AND RETREAT
No significant rainfall has been recorded over the last few days and no significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.
River level observations are currently unavailable for a number of manual stations. Where data becomes available it will be added to the next warning update. See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/west.shtml for the latest observations.

Thomson River:
Minor flooding is easing along the Thomson River.
The Thomson River at Stonehenge is currently at 1.80 metres (below minor flood level) and falling.
The Thomson River at Stonehenge is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.

The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 3.55 metres and falling with minor flooding.
The Thomson River at Jundah is likely to remain above the minor flood level (2.50 m) during Monday into Tuesday, but will continue to ease.

Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Barcoo River downstream of Isisford.
The Barcoo River at Retreat is currently at 3.33 metres and steady with minor flooding.
The Barcoo River at Retreat is likely to remain above the minor flood level (2.10 m) during Monday into Tuesday, but will continue to ease.

Cooper Creek:
Major flooding is occurring along the Cooper Creek.
The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) is currently at 5.17 metres and falling slowly, with major flooding.
The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) is expected to remain above the major flood level (5.00 m) during Monday into Tuesday. Flood waters arriving from the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers are expected to keep river levels elevated for the next few days.

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 Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs TM,2.11,Steady,11:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM,1.92,Steady,11:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Thomson R at Bogewong TM,2.30,Steady,09:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Thomson R Stonehenge (East),1.80,Falling,08:40 AM MON 23/05/22
Thomson R at Jundah,3.55,Falling,05:30 AM MON 23/05/22
Barcoo R at Gillespie Alert,0.30,Steady,05:42 AM MON 23/05/22
Barcoo R at Duneira Alert,1.00,Steady,10:24 AM MON 23/05/22
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert,0.94,Steady,10:35 AM MON 23/05/22
Alice R at Barcaldine Weir Auto TM,4.65,Steady,11:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Barcoo R at Isisford,2.00,Falling,06:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Barcoo R at Glenlock,3.30,Falling,03:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Barcoo R at Retreat TM,3.33,Steady,11:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Cooper Ck at Windorah (Main Channel) TM,5.17,Falling,09:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM,0.24,Falling,09:00 AM MON 23/05/22
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM,1.40,Steady,11:00 AM MON 23/05/22

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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