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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Thomson River and Cooper Creek

Issued at 10:11 am EST on Saturday 16 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 16

Minor flood levels are likely in the Thomson River at Longreach during the next
few days. Moderate flood levels further downstream at Windorah continue to ease
during Saturday morning.

A chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible over the weekend,
but this rainfall is not expected to worsen the current flooding situation.

Thomson River:
There are currently two flood peaks moving along the Thomson River and into
Cooper Creek. The first flood peak is approaching the Longreach area during
Saturday morning and then another is now downstream of Windorah on Cooper Creek.

The most recent river height observation received for the Thomson River at
Camoola Park was 2.85 metres (minor flood) at 6am Thursday and rising. The
Thomson River at Camoola Park will remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m)
during the weekend.

The Thomson River at Longreach is currently at 2.05 metres (below minor flood)
and rising. The Thomson River at Longreach is likely to exceed the minor flood
level (3.30 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday. With continued rises upstream,
the river level may reach near the moderate flood level (4.30 m) later in the
weekend or during Monday.

No observations are available at Stonehenge manual gauge. However the Thomson
River at Stonehenge is expected to be above the minor flood level (2.00 m)
during Saturday morning and easing slowly. River levels are expected to remain
above the minor flood level (2.00 m) for the next few days.

The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 3.37 metres and falling. The
Thomson River at Jundah is expected to remain above the minor flood level (2.50
m) during the weekend.

Cooper Creek:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the upper reaches of the Cooper Creek at
Windorah with the first flood peak now moving downstream. Renewed rises are
likely next week as floodwaters from the Thomson River arrive.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah is currently at 4.30 metres (moderate flood) and
falling. The Cooper Creek at Windorah is expected to remain above the moderate
flood level (4.00 m) during the weekend.

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 11:00 am EST on Sunday 17 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM, 2.05, Rising, 08:00 AM SAT 16/02/19
Thomson R at Bogewong TM, 2.16, Falling, 03:00 AM SAT 16/02/19
Thomson R at Jundah, 3.37, Falling, 10:20 AM FRI 15/02/19
Cooper Ck at Windorah TM, 4.30, Falling, 05:24 AM SAT 16/02/19
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM, 0.15, Falling, 03:00 AM SAT 16/02/19
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, -0.03, Steady, 08:00 AM SAT 16/02/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. 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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