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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE THOMSON AND BARCOO RIVERS AND COOPER CREEK
Issued at 10:30 am EST on Friday 5 February 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Issue Number: 4

Renewed river level rises close to the moderate flood level are possible at
Windorah late Friday or Saturday.

Locally heavy rainfall up to approximately 100 mm was recorded over the upper
Thomson River catchment in the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday. The same area
recorded up to approximately 20 mm in the 24 hrs to 9 am Friday.

Showers and isolated storms are likely over the next few days.


BARCOO RIVER:
River levels are easing at Wahroongha. Downstream, river levels are rising at
Glenlock but remain steady at Retreat.

THOMSON RIVER:
River levels are rising at Bowen Downs on Cornish Creek. River levels at
Muttaburra and Longreach are easing. Downstream, river levels are rising
between Bogewong and Stonehenge.

COOPER CREEK:
Minor flood levels are easing at Windorah.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
LOWER BARCOO RIVER at:
RETREAT (manual): Minor flood levels are possible on Saturday as upstream water
arrives.

THOMSON RIVER at:
CAMOOLA PARK: Rises above the minor flood level (2.0 metres) are possible over
the weekend. Further rises are expected mid to late next week.
LONGREACH: Renewed rises above the minor flood level (3.3 metres) are possible
early next week.

River level rises will extend downstream to Stonehenge and Jundah next week,
with minor flood levels possible.

COOPER CREEK at:
WINDORAH: Renewed river level rises close to the moderate flood level (4.0
metres) are expected late Friday or Saturday, associated with water from the
lower Barcoo River.

More detailed river level predictions will be made once upstream peaks are
observed.

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.qldalert.com

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Next Issue:
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:30 am AEST on Saturday 6 February
2016.

Latest River Heights:
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs * 4.4m rising 07:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Landsborough R at Muttaburra 2.78m falling slowly 09:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Aramac Ck at Aramac NA
Thomson R at Camoola Park NA
Thomson R at Longreach Auto * 1.92m steady 09:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Darr R at Darr Auto * 1.81m steady 09:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Thomson R at Bogewong * 2m steady 09:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Thomson R Stonehenge (West) * 1.68m rising 04:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Thomson R Stonehenge (East) NA
Thomson R at Jundah NA

Barcoo R at Wahroongha 1.3m falling 06:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Barcoo R at Glenlock 3.3m rising slowly 06:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Barcoo R at Retreat Auto * 3.06m steady 04:00 AM FRI 05/02/16
Barcoo R at Retreat NA

Cooper Ck at Windorah * 3.37m steady 09:00 AM FRI 05/02/16

* auto statio
NA: No obs reporte

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood
Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost
of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
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