Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Gulf Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning For The Burke Development Road On The Lower Flinders River
Issued at 11:42 AM EST on Friday 14 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 28

River levels at Walkers Bend are expected to ease below minor during late Friday.
No significant further rainfall is expected.

Flinders River downstream of Richmond:
River levels continue to slowly ease across the Cloncurry and Flinders River catchments.
The Flinders River at Walkers Bend is currently at 5.26 metres (minor flood) and falling, which is around the level of the Burke Development Road bridge.
The Flinders River at Walkers Bend is expected to fall below the minor flood level (5.00 m) during late Friday. The bridge crossing at Walkers Bend will remain closed until the Department of Transport and Main Roads can inspect the bridge.

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
Note: The major flood classification at Walkers Bend on the Flinders River has been adjusted from 5.6 m to 8.0 m following consultation with council.

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

Latest River Heights:
Porcupine Ck at Mt Emu Plains TM,1.36,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders R at Glendower Crossing TM,0.37,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders R at Marathon TM,0.03,Steady,10:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders R at Hulberts Bridge TM,0.58,Steady,10:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders R at Punchbowl TM,2.11,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Cloncurry R at Cloncurry TM,0.98,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Gilliat R at Wills Dev Rd TM,3.54,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Julia Ck at Julia Ck TM,1.15,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Cloncurry R at Canobie Auto TM,1.98,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders River at Donors Hill,4.50,Falling,09:00 AM FRI 14/02/20
Flinders R at Walkers Bend TM,5.27,Falling,11:00 AM FRI 14/02/20

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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