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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for Cooper Creek and the lower Barcoo River and Minor
Flood Warning for the lower Thomson River

Issued at 11:15 am EST on Saturday 1 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 16

A moderate flood peak is expected on the Cooper Creek at Windorah over the

Widespread rain and showers are expected across the catchment area Sunday and

Thomson River:
Minor flood levels are easing on the Thomson River downstream of Longreach.

River levels on the Thomson River at Stonehenge (East) have fallen below minor.

Minor flood levels on the Thomson River at Jundah are easing. River levels are
expected to fall below the minor flood level (2.5 m) over the weekend.

Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:
River levels are easing between Wahroongha and Glenlock.

The Barcoo River at Retreat (manual) peaked around the moderate flood level
Friday night and is now steady. River levels are expected to slowly ease across
the weekend.

Cooper Creek:
Moderate flooding is occurring along Cooper Creek.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah is currently at 4.13 metres and rising. A moderate
flood peak between 4.1 and 4.3 metres is expected over the weekend.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Sunday 02 October 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Barcoo R at Isisford, 3.3, Falling, 06:00 PM FRI 30/09/16
Barcoo R at Wahroongha, 2.40, Falling, 07:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Barcoo R at Glenlock, 4.10, Falling, 05:30 AM SAT 01/10/16
Cooper Ck at Windorah TM, 4.13, Rising, 09:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM, 0.54, Rising, 09:00 AM SAT 01/10/16
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, 1.92, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 01/10/16

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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