Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Diamantina River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning For The Diamantina River
Issued at 04:22 PM EST on Sunday 22 May 2022
Flood Watch Number: 18

FLOOD LEVELS AT BIRDSVILLE EXPECTED TO EXCEED THE DIAMANTINA RIVER BRIDGE (5.40 M) OVERNIGHT SUNDAY. MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY FROM MONDAY.
AT DIAMANTINA LAKES FLOOD LEVELS REMAIN ABOVE THE CAUSEWAY.
Minor to moderate flooding is continuing along the Diamantina River. There are three flood peaks currently around Diamantina Lakes, Monkira, and Durrie Station.
No significant rainfall was recorded in the Diamantina River catchment in the last 7 days, and no significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Diamantina River to Diamantina Lakes:
The Diamantina River at Diamantina Lakes is at 2.72 metres above the level of the causeway on the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road, and steady. Renewed rises are expected as upstream floodwaters arrive.
Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:
Minor flood levels are rising at Monkira. Moderate flooding is occurring between Durrie Station and Roseberth Station.
The Diamantina River at Birdsville is currently at 4.50 metres and rising with minor flooding.
The Diamantina River at Birdsville is expected to exceed the Diamantina River Bridge (5.40 metres on the Eyre Developmental Road) overnight Sunday, with further rises to exceed the moderate flood level (6.00 m) likely during Monday. A peak prediction will be provided once the upstream peak is 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 Monday 23 May 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Mills Ck at Oondooroo TM,1.16,Steady,03:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM,4.82,Steady,03:00 PM SUN 22/05/22
Diamantina R at Monkira,3.80,Rising,09:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Diamantina R at Durrie,2.00,Steady,09:00 AM SUN 22/05/22
Diamantina R at Roseberth,5.10,Rising,07:40 AM SUN 22/05/22
Diamantina R at Birdsville,4.50,Rising,03:00 PM 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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