Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning For The Lower Barcoo River And Cooper Creek
Issued at 11:46 AM EST on Thursday 15 April 2021
Flood Watch Number: 8

MINOR FLOODING CONTINUING ON THE BARCOO RIVER AT RETREAT AND POSSIBLE AT WINDORAH THIS WEEK
No significant rainfall is forecast for the coming week.

Thomson River:
River level rises are occurring along the Thomson River downstream of Longreach. Minor flooding is occurring at Bogewong, but river levels at other locations are expected to remain below minor flood levels.
Barcoo River downstream of Isisford:
The flood peak on the lower Barcoo River is currently downstream of Retreat.
The Barcoo River at Retreat is currently at 2.72 metres and falling with minor flooding.
The Barcoo River at Retreat is likely to remain above the minor flood level (2.10 m) during Thursday.

Cooper Creek:
Minor flooding is likely along the Cooper Creek.
The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) is currently at 2.60 metres (below minor) and rising.
River level rises will continue on the Cooper Creek at Windorah (Main Channel) during Thursday, with rises to the minor flood level (3.00 m) possible from 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 www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm EST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Cornish Ck at Bowen Downs TM,1.16,Steady,10:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM,1.79,Steady,10:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Thomson R at Bogewong TM,2.18,Rising,03:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Barcoo R at Gillespie Alert,0.30,Steady,05:45 AM THU 15/04/21
Barcoo R at Duneira Alert,1.05,Steady,06:54 AM THU 15/04/21
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert,0.89,Steady,08:19 AM THU 15/04/21
Jordan R at Jericho Alert,2.00,Steady,07:49 AM THU 15/04/21
Alice R at Barcaldine Weir Auto TM,4.61,Steady,10:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Barcoo R at Retreat TM,2.72,Falling,10:09 AM THU 15/04/21
Cooper Ck at Windorah (Long Crossing) TM,2.60,Rising,03:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM,-0.42,Steady,03:00 AM THU 15/04/21
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM,1.49,Steady,10:00 AM THU 15/04/21

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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