Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for the Balonne River

Issued at 10:30 am EST on Thursday 27 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 16

Minor flood levels are falling at Surat.

No significant rainfall is expected across the catchment over the next few days.

Balonne River to Surat:
Minor flood levels are continuing in the Balonne River.

The Balonne River at Warkon is currently at 2.70 metres (below minor) which is
now below the level of the Balonne River Bridge.

River levels on the Balonne River at Surat (manual station) are currently
unavailable but are expected to be above the minor flood level (5.00 metres)
and falling. The Balonne River at Surat is expected to fall below the minor
flood level (5.00 m) overnight Thursday into Friday.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
River level rises and minor flood levels are occurring downstream from Surat at

River level rises are expected at Waroo during this week, but are not expected
to exceed the minor flood level (9.00 metres).

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

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Friday 28 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Balonne R at Warkon, 2.70, Falling, 06:00 AM THU 27/12/18
Balonne R at Surat (manual), Not Available
Balonne R at Weribone TM, 6.82, Steady, 08:00 AM THU 27/12/18
Balonne R at Warroo TM, 5.20, Steady, 07:25 AM THU 27/12/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at The latest weather
forecast is available at
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