Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For The Balonne River And Minor Flood Warning For The Lower Condamine River
Issued at 11:43 AM EST on Wednesday 19 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 27

A major flood peak is nearing Warkon on the Balonne River and will work its way downstream during the weekend and into next week.
No significant rainfall has been recorded in the past 24 hours. Further rainfall is possible during the weekend.

Condamine River downstream of Loudoun Bridge to Cotswold:
River levels continue to ease along the Condamine River, with minor flood levels falling at Condamine Township.
The Condamine River at Condamine is currently at 5.85 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
The river level at Condamine is expected to fall below the minor flood level (5.00 m) Wednesday afternoon.

Balonne River to Surat:
Major flooding is occurring along the Balonne River to Surat. A major flood peak was recorded at Cotswold overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and is falling slowly.
The Balonne River at Warkon was at 9.82 metres (major flooding) and rising during Tuesday morning. No observations are available for Wednesday morning.
The river level at Warkon is likely to peak around 10.20 metres overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

The Balonne River at Surat is currently at 8.44 metres and rising, with moderate flooding.
The Balonne River at Surat is likely to exceed the major flood level (9.00 m) during Thursday and peak around 9.30 metres overnight Friday into Saturday.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
Minor to moderate flooding is occurring along the Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam.
River levels at Warroo (automatic station) are currently 7.13 metres and rising.
The Balonne River at Warroo may peak around the minor flood level (9.00 m) early next week.

Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:
Minor flooding is occurring downstream of Beardmore Dam at Whyenbah and Hastings.
River height observations are not available for the manual station at St George however based on the automatic gauge it is expected to be below the minor flood level (6.00 metres).
The Balonne River at St George may exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) early next week.

No observations are available at Dirranbandi manual station, however river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level (4.00 metres).
River level rises are expected over the next few days as floodwaters arrive.

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 12:00 pm EST on Thursday 20 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Condamine R at Condamine Township Alert,5.85,Falling,08:31 AM WED 19/02/20
Condamine R at Cotswold TM,11.10,Falling,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Dogwood Ck at Miles Alert,0.50,Steady,06:22 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Warkon,9.82,Rising,09:00 AM TUE 18/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM,0.70,Steady,07:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM,Not Available,Steady,12:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Bungil Ck at Roma TM,1.09,Rising,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Surat (manual),8.44,Rising,06:10 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Weribone TM,8.69,Rising,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Warroo TM,7.11,Steady,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM,-0.43,Falling,07:57 AM WED 19/02/20
Maranoa R at Springfield,1.30,Steady,07:30 AM WED 19/02/20
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM,1.87,Steady,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM,0.00,Steady,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM,-0.09,Steady,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Balonne R at St George (manual),Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM,3.97,Rising,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM,1.21,Steady,08:00 AM WED 19/02/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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