Flood warning

Major Flood Warning for Eyre Creek and Moderate Flood Warning for the Georgina River

Mon 12:51 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For Eyre Creek And Moderate Flood Warning For The Georgina River
Issued at 12:51 PM EST on Monday 17 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 15

Moderate flood levels expected on Eyre Creek at Bedourie over the next few days and moderate to major are possible Glengyle later this week and over the weekend. Moderate flooding is continuing to ease on the Georgina River at Marion Downs.
No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment over the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:
Minor flood levels continue to slowly ease between Roxborough Downs and Glenormiston during Monday.
The Georgina River at Marion Downs at 9am Monday was 4.94 metres (moderate flood) and falling.
The river level at Marion Downs is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (4.00 m) until the end of the week.

Georgina River downstream of Marion Downs:
Floodwaters from the Georgina River will continue to flow into Eyre Creek for at least another week.
Eyre Creek:
Creek level rises continue along Eyre Creek as floodwaters arrive from the Georgina River.
The Eyre Creek at Bedourie at 9am Monday was 3.78 metres (minor flood) and rising slowly.
The Eyre Creek at Bedourie is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (4.00 m) mid week. The river level may exceed the level of the bridge at Bedourie (4.4 m) over the weekend.

The Eyre Creek at Glengyle at 9am Monday was 2.40 metres and rising.
The the creek level at Glengyle is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (3.00 m) late this week. Moderate to major Creek levels are possible over the weekend. More detailed predictions will be made once upstream peaks have been observed.

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 04:00 pm EST on Thursday 20 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM,5.48,Steady,12:00 PM MON 17/02/20
Burke R at Boulia TM,1.64,Steady,12:00 PM MON 17/02/20
Georgina R at Marion Downs,4.94,Falling,09:00 AM MON 17/02/20
Eyre Ck at Bedourie,3.78,Rising,09:00 AM MON 17/02/20
Eyre Ck at Glengyle,2.40,Rising,09:00 AM MON 17/02/20

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.