Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River
Issued at 11:19 am EST on Thursday 22 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 19
River level rises are expected at Birdsville into the weekend.
No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.
Diamantina River to Diamantina Lakes:
Moderate flood levels are continuing to ease on the Diamantina River at
Diamantina Lakes, but remain around 2.4 metres above the level of the causeway
on the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road.
Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:
Minor flood levels are easing at Monkira. River level rises are occurring
further downstream along the Diamantina River to Birdsville.
No observations are currently available for the manual river gauge at
Birdsville, however, river level rises are expected into the weekend.
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)
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts
The next warning will be issued by 11:30 am EST on Friday 23 March 2018.
Latest River Heights:
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM, 4.52, Rising, 10:00 AM THU 22/03/18
Diamantina R at Monkira, 3.95, Falling, 09:00 AM THU 22/03/18
Diamantina R at Birdsville, Not Available
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. 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.