Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Burdekin River
Moderate Flood Warning for the lower Burdekin River
Issued at 5:35 pm EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 4
River level rises and moderate flood levels are expected in the lower Burdekin
River between Dalbeg and Inkerman Bridge during Wednesday and into Thursday.
Rainfall totals in excess of 650 mm were recorded in the very upper reaches of
the Bowen River catchment in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Wednesday. The rainfall
has been less than 80mm since 9am Wednesday with the highest being recorded in
the catchment of the Bogie River. Further rainfall is possible overnight
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam:
Moderate flooding is expected along the Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin
Observations from the Dalbeg site are currently unreliable. Flood levels at
Dalbeg are believed to be rising and nearing the moderate flood level (15m).
The Burdekin River at Dalbeg is currently to peaking around 15.10 metres early
The Burdekin River at Clare is likely to reach the moderate flood level (13.00
m) late Wednesday evening. The river level is likely to reach around 14.00
metres overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is currently at 3.31 metres and steady.
The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is expected to exceed the minor flood
level (7.00 m) late Wednesday evening. The river level is likely to reach the
moderate flood level (10.00 m) early Thursday morning and is likely to peak
near 10.50 metres Thursday morning.
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 pm EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
Latest River Heights:
Burdekin R at Mt Fullstop TM, 2.09, Steady, 02:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Running River at Mt Bradley TM, 0.93, Steady, 02:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Star R at Laroona TM, 1.09, Steady, 02:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Paluma Dam Alert, -0.43, Falling, 03:19 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Gainsford TM, 2.22, Steady, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Keelbottom Ck at Keelbottom TM, 1.09, Steady, 02:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Sellheim TM, 0.90, Steady, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Alpha Ck at Rivington Alert, 0.32, Steady, 02:32 PM WED 29/03/17
Belyando R at Belyando Crossing TM, 2.13, Rising, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Suttor R at St Anns TM, 1.95, Rising, 03:26 PM WED 29/03/17
Cape R at Pentland TM, 1.08, Steady, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Cape R at Taemas TM, 1.00, Steady, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Burdekin Dam TM, 0.45, Steady, 03:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Millaroo Alert, 11.50, Rising, 04:35 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Clare Alert, 7.90, Rising, 04:00 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Clare TM, 7.30, Rising, 03:40 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Inkerman Br Alert, 3.51, Rising, 04:32 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Rita Island Alert, -2.70, Steady, 03:34 PM WED 29/03/17
Burdekin R at Groper Ck Alert, -0.26, Steady, 04:32 PM WED 29/03/17
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.
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