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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Pioneer River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning for the Pioneer River

Issued at 9:31 am EST on Thursday 30 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 15

River levels are easing in the lower Pioneer River.

Heavy rainfall in the catchment eased overnight. No further significant
rainfall is expected over the catchment area.

Pioneer River:
Minor flood levels are easing in the lower Pioneer River between Dumbleton
Rocks and Hospital Bridge. Upstream, river levels have fallen below the minor
flood level in Blacks Creek at Whitefords and at Finch Hatton on Cattle Creek
and are continuing to fall. River height readings at Sarich's and Mirani Weir
are currently unreliable.

There are currently no observations at Mirani. It is expected that the river
level at Mirani has just fallen below the minor flood level (6.00 metres) and
will continue to fall.

The Pioneer River at Mackay peaked around the minor flood level (7.00 m) at
midnight on Wednesday and is currently around 4.0 metres and falling. River
levels at Mackay are expected to remain below the 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

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Teemburra Ck at Teemburra Dam HW TM, 0.91, Steady, 08:54 AM THU 30/03/17
Blacks Ck at Whitefords Alert, 3.74, Falling, 09:13 AM THU 30/03/17
Pioneer R at Sarichs Alert, 6.56, Falling, 12:41 PM WED 29/03/17
Cattle Ck at Finch Hatton Alert, 2.31, Falling, 09:12 AM THU 30/03/17
Pioneer R at Dumbleton Rocks Alert, 16.70, Steady, 09:22 AM THU 30/03/17
Pioneer R at Hospital Br Alert, 5.85, Falling, 09:18 AM THU 30/03/17
Pioneer R at Mackay Alert, 4.00, Falling, 09:10 AM THU 30/03/17
Outer Harbour Tide TM, 2.70, Rising, 08:58 AM THU 30/03/17

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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