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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Gulf Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the lower Flinders River and Flood Warning for the
Nicholson/Gregory, Leichhardt and Norman Rivers

Issued at 9:27 am EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017
Flood Warning Number: 7

Major flood levels are being recorded on the lower Flinders River at Walkers
Bend during Tuesday morning.

Rainfall totals of up to 35mm have been recorded across the Gulf River
catchments since 9am Monday. Further rainfall is possible during Tuesday but is
not expected to worsen the current flood situation.

Nicholson and Gregory Rivers:
River level rises are being recorded across the upper Gregory River catchment
with a major flood peak expected at Gregory Downs during Tuesday. Forecasts for
downstream areas will provided once upstream peaks are recorded.

Leichhardt River:
River levels are rising slowly along the lower Leichhardt River downstream of
Lorraine. Further rises are likely over the next few days.

Flinders River downstream of Richmond:
Major flooding is occurring along the lower Flinders River.

The Flinders River at Walkers Bend is currently at 5.96 metres and rising. The
river level at Walkers Bend is expected to remain above the major flood level
(5.60 m) for at least the next few days. A peak forecast will be provided once
upstream peaks are recorded.

Norman River:
Minor flood levels are being recorded in the Norman River catchment at Yappar
River and Glenore Weir. Downstream river levels are expected to remain below
minor at this stage.

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)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:30 am EST on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Latest River Heights:
Flinders R-Cloncurry R Junction TM, 7.32, Rising, 07:40 AM TUE 17/01/17
Flinders R at Walkers Bend TM, 5.96, Rising, 08:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Gregory R at Riversleigh TM, 7.78, Steady, 04:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Gregory R at Gregory Downs TM, 7.87, Rising, 08:40 AM TUE 17/01/17
Leichhardt R at Lorraine, 6.30, Rising, 05:40 PM MON 16/01/17
Leichhardt R at Floraville TM, 3.32, Rising, 08:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Norman R d/s Yappar R Junction TM, 2.942, Rising, 06:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Norman R at Glenore Weir TM, 9.018, Steady, 08:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Norman R at Normanton TM, 1.621, Falling, 07:35 AM TUE 17/01/17

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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