Weather Warnings - Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning For The Russell River
Issued at 09:45 AM EST on Friday 22 May 2020
Flood Watch Number: 3

No further river level rises are expected along the Russell River.
No significant rainfall has been recorded in the catchment area in the last 24 hours. Further showers are expected during the weekend.

Russell River:
The Russell River at Clyde Road is currently 0.47 metres above the bridge (minor flooding) and will be easing during Friday.

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
The flood classifications at Gordonvale have been increased for the 2019/2020 flood season based on consultation with Cairns Regional Council. The moderate flood level has been increased from 13.00m to 14.55m and the major flood level have been increased from 14.00m to 18.00m.

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

Latest River Heights:
Mulgrave R at The Fisheries Alert,1.5,Steady,08:16 AM FRI 22/05/20
Mulgrave R at Peets Bridge Alert,2.45,Steady,08:15 AM FRI 22/05/20
Mulgrave R at Gordonvale Alert,7.25,Steady,08:39 AM FRI 22/05/20
Babinda Ck at The Boulders TM,1.39,Steady,09:00 AM FRI 22/05/20
Russell R at Clyde Rd Alert,0.47,Steady,09:19 AM FRI 22/05/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at
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