Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Minor Flood Warning for the lower Thomson River and Flood Warning for the
Issued at 11:08 am EST on Friday 22 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 22
Minor flood levels are continuing along parts of the lower Thomson River,
whilst river levels are now below the minor flood level on the Cooper Creek at
Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible over the next few days but this
rainfall is not expected to worsen the current flooding situation.
The water level in the Thomson River at Bogewong is peaking. Renewed rises are
expected downstream to Stonehenge and Jundah over the next few days.
River level information is not available at Stonehenge (manual station) but
based on levels at the nearby Stonehenge automatic station the river level is
expected to be below the minor flood level (2.00 m) over the next few days.
The Thomson River at Jundah is currently below 1.90 metres and falling. Renewed
rises to around the minor flood level (2.5 metres) are possible over the
weekend as upstream floodwater arrives.
Renewed rises are likely on the Cooper Creek at Windorah early next week as
upstream floodwater arrives.
There is no observation from Windorah but based on upstream observations, it is
currently likely to be below minor flood level.
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 11:00 am EST on Monday 25 February 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM, 1.61, Steady, 09:00 AM FRI 22/02/19
Thomson R at Jundah, 1.90, Falling, 10:45 AM Fri 22/02/19
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert, 0.59, Steady, 07:20 AM FRI 22/02/19
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, -0.03, Steady, 08:00 AM FRI 22/02/19
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.