Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia
Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers
For flooding in the area of the Goyder Lagoon and the Warburton River
Issued at 12:52 pm CDT on Monday 25 March 2019
Flood Warning Number: 19
Flooding is receding through the Goyder Lagoon but flooding continues along the
Flood impacts such as inundation of flood plains, cutting of some roads and
impact to graziers are expected to continue over coming weeks.
Some rainfall is expected in the northeast of the state with falls of 20-40 mm
are likely in the next few days but isolated totals of 40 to 80 mm may occur
with thunderstorm activity. These falls may slow the recession of flooding in
the Warburton River.
In the longer term, significant falls in the NT and QLD could result in further
inflows into the Georgina River and Eyre Creek, Diamantina River and the Cooper
Creek with possible increased inflows to the Warburton River later.
The Water level at Poothapoota Waterhole, just downstream of the Goyder Lagoon,
peaked at around 5.7 metres on Tuesday 12 March and is currently at around 5.40
metres and likely to fall very slowly during the next few days.
Water will continue to flow into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre for the next few weeks.
Flood Safety Advice:
People are advised to keep away from flowing water.
For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm CDT on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville (DEW), 2.20, Falling, 11:30 AM MON 25/03/19
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole, 5.39, Steady, 10:15 AM MON 25/03/19
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.