Weather Warnings - Inland Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Final Flood Warning For The Inland Rivers Sa
Issued at 01:57 PM CDT on Wednesday 11 March 2020
Flood Watch Number: 4

No further riverine flooding is expected along the Lower Diamantina River.
Remnants of Ex-tropical Cyclone Esther caused very heavy rainfall over the far northeast of SA and southwest QLD which has increased the flow in the lower Diamantina River during the last several days. Now, the flow has decreased and water levels will remain below the minor flood level during coming days.
No further significant rainfall is expected in the area over the next few days.
Flood impacts such as inundation of flood plains and cutting of some roads with minor impacts are possible to continue over the next few days.
At this stage, it is not expected that flood waters from Warburton River and Cooper Creek to flow into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.

The Warburton River at Poothapoota, just downstream of the Goyder Lagoon, is currently at 0.81 metres and falling very slowly.
Cooper Creek:
The Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole is currently at 2.13 metres and falling slowly.

Flood Safety Advice:
People living or working along rivers and streams should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings. For the latest SA Warnings refer to
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For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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

Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville (DEW),3.31,Falling,12:30 PM WED 11/03/20
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole,0.81,Falling,01:15 PM WED 11/03/20
Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole,2.13,Falling,01:10 PM WED 11/03/20
Cooper Creek North West Channel upstream of Coongie Lakes,1.99,Steady,01:15 PM WED 11/03/20

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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