QLD Flood Watch: Gulf Rivers, Upper Georgina, Upper Diamantina and Upper Thomson Rivers


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Flood Watch Number: 1

Major flooding is possible in parts of the Flood Watch area early next week.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the Flood Watch area over the next few days. Areas in the western part of the Flood Watch are a focus for multiple days of heavy rainfall, including Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Boulia.

Showers and storms have fallen in the Flood Watch area during the past few days, therefore some rivers and creeks will respond more quickly to additional rainfall.

Localised flooding is expected to start during the weekend, with riverine flooding from early next week.

Major flood levels are possible in the western part of the Flood Watch area early next week, where multiple days of heavy rainfall are more likely. For the rest of the Flood Watch area, minor flooding is most likely next week.

This event is not expected to produce the same widespread significant flooding as Cyclone Trevor and the monsoon trough events from 2019. However, localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are still expected throughout the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Settlement Creek

Nicholson River
(Major flooding possible.)

Leichhardt River
(Major flooding possible.)

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River
(Major flooding possible.)

Cloncurry River
(Major flooding possible.)

Norman River

Gilbert River

Thomson River
(Upper Thomson River only.)

Diamantina River
(Upper Diamantina and Western River catchments only.)

Georgina River and Eyre Creek
(Upper Georgina River and Burke River catchments only.)

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

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.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

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