Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Diamantina River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Flood Warning For The Diamantina River
Issued at 05:08 PM EST on Sunday 23 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 13

River levels have fallen below the level of the Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road Causeway. Flood waters reached Birdsville earlier last week, with river levels continuing to rise very slowly.
No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:
Flood waters have eased at Monkira and are working their way downstream.
No observations are available for Birdsville manual gauge, however the DEWNR automatic gauge shows flood waters have now reached the Birdsville area (below minor) and rising very slowly.
The Diamantina River at Birdsville is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during the weekend as flood waters continue to 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

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Mills Ck at Oondooroo TM,1.23,Steady,04:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM,1.29,Steady,04:00 PM SUN 23/02/20
Diamantina R at Monkira,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
Diamantina R at Durrie,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
Diamantina R at Roseberth,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
Diamantina R at Birdsville,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available

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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