Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 3:36 pm EST on Thursday 20 February 2020 Flood Watch Number: 1
Further flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area from Sunday.
Widespread rain, showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the Flood Watch area during Saturday and Sunday. Locally heavy falls are possible.
Catchments within the Flood Watch area have received rainfall over the past 2 to 4 weeks so rivers will be more likely to respond to further heavy rainfall.
River level rises above the minor flood level are likely from Sunday.
Major flooding continues in the Balonne River from previous rainfall.
Additional rainfall across this area may see further flood peaks travel through the Balonne River system.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Balonne River (including Bungil Creek and the Maranoa River)
Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
Warrego River (QLD)
Paroo River (QLD)
Bulloo River (QLD)
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:
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/
Rainfall and River Conditions Map