Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning For The Thomson And Barcoo Rivers And Cooper Creek
Issued at 04:31 AM EST on Sunday 23 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 22

Minor flooding is likely on the Barcoo River at Blackall late Sunday morning.
Heavy rainfall has been recorded in the upper Barcoo River catchment during Saturday.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected during Sunday, particularly over eastern parts of the catchment.

Thomson River:
Minor flooding is continuing on the Thomson River. A flood peak is currently between Bogewong and Stonehenge.
There are no observations for the Stonehenge Manual Gauge. The Stonehenge Automatic Gauge is reading 3.23 metres (minor flooding) and rising slowly.
The Thomson River at Stonehenge may remain above the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Sunday.

The Thomson River at Jundah was 1.85 metres and steady at 3:05pm Saturday.
The river level at Jundah may exceed the minor flood level (2.50 m) early next week.

Barcoo River to Isisford:
River levels are rising along the Barcoo River to Blackall.
River height observations are not available for the manual station at Blackall. However, based on the automatic gauge it is expected to be below the minor flood level (2.00 metres) and rising during Sunday morning.
The Barcoo River at Blackall is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) late Sunday morning.

Cooper Creek:
Rises are expected along the Cooper Creek next week.
The Cooper Creek at Windorah (Long Crossing) is currently at 2.62 metres and steady.
Renewed rises and minor flooding are possible on the Cooper Creek at Windorah (Long Crossing) later next week. More detailed predictions will be made as upstream flood peaks are 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

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Sunday 23 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Thomson R at Bogewong TM,1.99,Falling,03:24 AM SUN 23/02/20
Thomson R at Jundah,1.95,Steady,03:05 PM SAT 22/02/20
Barcoo R at Gillespie Alert,3.30,Falling,03:44 AM SUN 23/02/20
Barcoo R at Duneira Alert,1.55,Rising,03:51 AM SUN 23/02/20
Barcoo R at Blackall,Not Available,Not Available,Not Available
Jordan R at Glencoe Alert,0.99,Steady,01:08 PM SAT 22/02/20
Cooper Ck at Windorah (Long Crossing) TM,2.62,Steady,03:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM,-0.42,Steady,03:00 AM SUN 23/02/20
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM,1.12,Steady,12:00 AM SUN 23/02/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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