Weather Warnings - Inland Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA

Issued at 10:16 am CST on Thursday 23 May 2019
Flood Warning Number: 39

The water level at the Poothapoota gauge on the Warburton River is peaking.

Although the amount of water is less than the previous event, it is causing
inundation of flood plains, cutting of some roads and impacts to graziers.

Flow into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre is expected to start increasing from next
week as new water arrives. Increased flow will then continue for a few weeks.

Warburton:
On Thursday morning the water level at Poothapoota Waterhole, just downstream
of the Goyder Lagoon, was peaking at about 5.50 metres.

Cooper Creek:
On Thursday morning the water level at Cullyamurra Waterhole was at 3.08 metres
and falling slowly. Although this flow will make it to the Coongie Lakes it is
not expected to provide inflow to Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.

Flood Safety Advice:
People are advised to keep away from flowing water.

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm CST on Monday 27 May 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville (DEW), 2.76, Falling, 10:30 AM THU 23/05/19
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole, 5.49, Steady, 06:15 AM THU 23/05/19
Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole, 3.08, Falling, 06:10 AM THU 23/05/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

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