Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Major Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River
Issued at 9:50 am EST on Friday 22 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 25
Major flood levels are occurring on the lower Diamantina River at Birdsville.
No significant rainfall has fallen across the catchment recently and no further
rain is expected for the next few days.
For more information on the Diamantina/Goyder in South Australia see;
Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:
Moderate to major flooding continues along the lower Diamantina River between
Diamantina Lakes and Birdsville.
The Diamantina River at Birdsville is slowly peaking at around 8.2 metres (just
above major flood level of 8.0 metres) and is near steady. The Diamantina River
at Birdsville will remain just above the major flood level during Friday and
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 10:00 am EST on Saturday 23 February 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM, 4.45, Steady, 08:00 AM FRI 22/02/19
Diamantina R at Monkira, 4.05, Falling, 11:00 AM THU 21/02/19
Diamantina R at Durrie, 3.65, Falling, 06:00 AM FRI 22/02/19
Diamantina R at Roseberth, 6.48, Steady, 07:50 AM FRI 22/02/19
Diamantina R at Birdsville, 8.15, Steady, 09:00 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.