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  • Major Flood Warning For The Condamine And Balonne Rivers Sat 21 May 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
      
    Major Flood Warning For The Condamine And Balonne Rivers 
    Issued at 12:57 PM EST on Saturday 21 May 2022
    Flood Watch Number: 16
    
    MAJOR FLOODING AT CONDAMINE WITH A PEAK AROUND 9.30 METRES EXPECTED DURING SUNDAY MORNING
     MAJOR FLOODING TO CONTINUE AT SURAT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH RENEWED RISES EXPECTED
     MODERATE FLOOD PEAK AROUND 8.70 METRES LIKELY AT ST GEORGE LATER SATURDAY
     Rainfall totals of 15 - 30 mm have been recorded over parts of the Condamine River catchment area in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday. Showers are expected to continue during Saturday and into Sunday with similar rainfall totals expected.
     Renewed river and creek level rises are possible in creeks and tributaries of the Condamine River but widespread renewed flooding or worsening of current flooding is not expected. Renewed rises are expected in the upper parts of the Balonne River as floodwaters arrive from the Condamine River.
    
    Condamine River downstream of Warwick to Loudoun Bridge:
    River level rises below the minor flood level are likely across the weekend, particularly in the smaller creeks and tributaries.
    Myall Creek:
    River level rises below the minor flood level are likely in Myall Creek across the weekend.
    Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge to Cotswold:
    Moderate to major flooding is occurring along the Condamine River downstream from Ranges Bridge. The flood peak is downstream from Chinchilla Weir and approaching Condamine where major flood levels are rising.
    The Condamine River at Ranges Bridge is expected to be around the minor flood level (6.00 m) and falling.
    The Condamine River at Ranges Bridge is likely to fall below the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Saturday.
    
    The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir peaked at 11.50 metres during Friday morning and is currently at 10.78 metres and falling with major flooding.
    The Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir is likely to fall below the major flood level (10.00 m) Saturday evening. The river level is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (8.00 m) during Sunday and into Monday.
    
    The Condamine River at Condamine is currently at 8.20 metres and rising with major flooding.
    The Condamine River at Condamine is expected to peak near 9.30 metres during Sunday morning. The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (8.00 m) into Monday.
    
    Balonne River to Surat:
    Major flooding continues along the Balonne River to Surat with renewed rises expected over the next few days as upstream floodwaters arrive from the Condamine River.
    The Balonne River at Warkon is currently at 9.25 metres and falling slowly with major flooding.
    The Balonne River at Warkon is likely to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) during Saturday with renewed river level rises likely from Saturday afternoon. RIver levels similar to those observed earlier this week are likely during next week.
    
    The Balonne River at Surat is currently at 9.55 metres and falling with major flooding.
    The river level is expected to remain above the major flood level (9.00 m) over the weekend with renewed river level rises likely from late Sunday. RIver levels similar to those observed earlier this week are likely during next week.
    
    Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
    Major flood levels are easing slowly along the Balonne River at Weribone, with river level rises extending downstream to Beardmore Dam.
    The Balonne River at Warroo peaked at 10.38 metres during Saturday morning just below the moderate flood level and currently remains steady at this level with minor flooding.
    The Balonne River at Warroo is expected to remain above the minor flood level (9.00 m) through the weekend.
    
    Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:
    Major flooding may occur along the Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam.
    The Balonne River at St George is above the moderate flood level and approaching a moderate flood peak.
    The Balonne River at St George is expected to peak near 8.70 metres Saturday evening. The river level is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (8.00 m) during Sunday.
    
    The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi is currently at 4.56 metres and rising with moderate flooding.
    The Balonne River Minor at Dirranbandi may reach the major flood level (4.80 m) late in the weekend or early next week, with higher levels possible. A peak prediction will be provided once upstream peaks are observed.
    
    The Bokhara River at Hebel is currently at 1.23 metres and steady with minor flooding.
    The Bokhara River at Hebel may reach the moderate flood level (1.50 m) by around the middle of next week.
    
    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 01:00 pm EST on Sunday 22 May 2022.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Condamine R at The Head Alert,2.38,Steady,11:27 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Killarney Alert,0.65,Steady,11:29 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Elbow Valley TM,1.46,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Murrays Br Alert,2.95,Steady,10:23 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Rosenthal Ck at Connolly Dam Alert,0.08,Steady,03:52 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Warwick Alert,1.91,Steady,10:10 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Sandy Ck at Leslie Dam HW TM,0.01,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Glengallan Ck near Backwater Ck Alert,0.75,Steady,11:30 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Pratten Alert,2.25,Steady,11:57 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Dalrymple Ck at Allora TM,1.21,Steady,11:21 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Millbrook Alert,2.69,Falling,10:07 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Tummaville TM,2.22,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Centenary Bridge TM,3.28,Falling,12:01 PM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Cecil Plains TM,4.77,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Gowrie Ck at Oakey TM,0.65,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Oakey Ck at Jondaryan TM,0.80,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Oakey Ck at Fairview TM,1.19,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Loudoun Br Alert,6.58,Steady,09:34 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Loudoun Br TM,3.36,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Myall Ck at Clydesdale Alert,0.43,Steady,09:28 AM SAT 21/05/22
    N Myall Ck at Moffatt Alert,-0.20,Steady,11:45 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Myall Ck at Dalby Alert,0.55,Steady,11:48 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Warra-Kogan Rd Br,8.80,Falling,08:05 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Jandowae Creek at Jandowae Alert,0.37,Steady,10:34 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Cooranga Ck at Warra Alert,0.55,Steady,11:56 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Brigalow Br TM,10.03,Falling,11:25 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Chinchilla Weir TW TM,10.76,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Charleys Ck at Burncluith Bridge Alert,0.44,Steady,10:59 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Charleys Creek at Chinchilla Alert,2.07,Steady,09:46 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Condamine Township Alert,8.20,Rising,11:09 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Condamine R at Cotswold TM,9.36,Rising,11:25 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Dogwood Ck at Miles Alert,3.99,Falling,12:05 PM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Warkon,9.25,Falling,09:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Bungil Ck at Tabers TM,0.65,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM,Not Available,Steady,12:03 PM SAT 21/05/22
    Bungil Ck at Roma TM,0.39,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Surat (manual),9.55,Falling,09:30 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Weribone TM,10.97,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Warroo TM,10.37,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM,0.02,Steady,12:00 PM SAT 21/05/22
    Maranoa R at Springfield,1.00,Steady,09:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM,2.34,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM,-2.11,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM,0.88,Steady,11:10 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM,0.00,Steady,Not Available
    Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM,5.43,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi,4.56,Rising,08:30 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM,4.29,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    Bokhara R at Hebel TM,1.23,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 21/05/22
    
    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.