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Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning For The Balonne And Maranoa Rivers And Minor Flood Warning For Bungil Creek
Issued at 05:26 AM EST on Sunday 23 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 34

Major flood levels are likely on the Maranoa River at Springfield during Sunday morning.
Moderate flood levels are being recorded at St George on Sunday morning as floodwaters arrive from upstream.
Widespread heavy rainfall totals remain possible during Sunday.

Balonne River to Surat:
The major flood peak along the Balonne River is arriving at Surat.
The Balonne River at Warkon is currently at 8.58 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.
The river level at Warkon is expected to fall below the moderate flood level (8.00 m) during Sunday.

The Balonne River at Surat is currently at 9.39 metres and steady, with major flooding.
The river level at Surat is expected to peak near 9.40 metres Sunday morning.

Bungil Creek:
River level rises have been recorded in the Bungil Creek overnight between Tabers and Roma.
The Bungil Creek at Roma automatic station is currently 4.03 metres and rising, and below the minor flood level (6.00 metres).
The Bungil Creek at Roma may exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Sunday.

Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam:
River levels at Weribone and Warroo are rising quickly during Sunday morning after heavy rainfall was recorded in the area overnight. Minor to major flooding is being recorded along the Balonne River downstream of Surat to Beardmore Dam as floodwaters continue to arrive from upstream.
The Balonne River at Warroo (automatic station) is currently at 10.09 metres and steady.
The Balonne River at Warroo is likely to remain above the minor flood level (9.00 m) during Sunday. The river level may exceed the moderate flood level (10.50 m) early next week.

Maranoa River:
Major flooding is being recorded in Amby Creek, and moderate flooding is being recorded in the Maranoa River, during Sunday morning.
River height observations are not available for the manual station at Mitchell. However, based on the automatic gauge it is expected that river levels are above the moderate flood level (3.00 metres) and rising.
The Maranoa River at Mitchell may remain above the moderate flood level (3.00 m) during Sunday, with higher levels possible with further heavy rainfall.

The Maranoa River at Springfield is currently at 7.25 metres and rising.
The Maranoa River at Springfield is likely to exceed the major flood level (8.00 m) Sunday morning.

Balonne River downstream of Beardmore Dam:
Minor to moderate flooding is occurring downstream of Beardmore Dam.
River height observations are not available for the manual station at St George, however based on the automatic gauge it is expected to be just above the moderate flood level (8.00 metres) and rising during Sunday morning.
The Balonne River at St George will remain above the moderate flood level (8.00 m) and continue rising during Sunday.

No observations are available at Dirranbandi manual station, however river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level (4.00 metres) and rising during Sunday.
River level rises are expected to continue for at least the next week as floodwaters arrive. More detailed predictions will be made when 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 12:00 pm EST on Sunday 23 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Balonne R at Warkon,8.58,Falling,06:00 PM SAT 22/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tabers TM,2.29,Rising,04:10 AM SUN 23/02/20
Bungil Ck at Tindarra TM,3.45,Rising,04:57 AM SUN 23/02/20
Bungil Ck at Roma TM,4.03,Rising,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Surat (manual),9.39,Steady,06:05 PM SAT 22/02/20
Balonne R at Weribone TM,11.01,Rising,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Warroo TM,10.10,Steady,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Warroo,7.80,Steady,09:00 AM SAT 22/02/20
Maranoa R at Forest Vale TM,-0.33,Rising,05:01 AM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Springfield,7.25,Rising,03:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Maranoa R at Old Cashmere TM,3.02,Falling,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Beardmore Dam TM,0.02,Steady,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R at Jack Taylor Weir TM,0.69,Rising,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Culgoa R at Whyenbah TM,5.14,Rising,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Culgoa R at Woolerbilla TM,3.63,Steady,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Balonne R Minor at Dirranbandi,3.40,Rising,04:00 PM SAT 22/02/20
Narran R at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd TM,4.13,Steady,04:00 AM SUN 23/02/20

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.

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